Serious Art Lessons for Middle and High School Kids

Course Description

This 8-week course focuses on fundamentals of imaginative drawing. Skills learned in this course are essential to kids who have an interest in illustration, animation, game design, and fine art. Each week, students work on drawing skills to create characters, objects, and environments. The course is conducted at Arts & Letters Bookstore on Granbury’s Historic Square.

Students are given their own set of drawing tools to capture and practice techniques taught in class and around the historic
Granbury Square. Because real skills come from daily practice, tasks are assigned for students to complete on their own to reinforce the techniques being taught and to create good work practices.

With emphasis on visual storytelling, students take their drawings from the idea stage, to storyboarding, to an inked product. By the end of the course, students will have created two short visual stories in the form of a comic strip as well as an accordion book that will be exhibited with a reception at Arts & Letters Bookstore.


Two courses are offered this semester — Monday evenings from 6 pm to 7:30 pm for high school students, starting February 17, and Friday evenings from 6 pm to 7:30 pm for middle school kids, starting February 21. Parents can enjoy dinner on the Square while their kids are learning new skills!

Cost: $199 per student, materials included; discount on two or more students.

Advanced registration and payment is required. Only 8 students/class.

Call Arts & Letters Bookstore at 682-936-2824 to register.

Our Instructor

Jack Fleming is a full-time professional artist living and working in the Granbury area. Jack believes strongly in art as a career path. He began selling his fine art and painting murals while he was still in high school. Jack attended The University of Southern Mississippi as a studio art major, focusing on painting, drawing, and art history. He later attended Northern Arizona University, studying art education, print making, and art history. 

He has worked as an art teacher in public schools teaching all grade levels from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Jack’s artwork has hung in galleries in Alabama, Mississippi, and Arizona, and is now hanging in the Read Fine Art Gallery in Cleburne, Texas. His paintings and drawings can be found in private collections throughout the United States, the U.K. and Germany.

In addition to paintings and drawings, Jack creates murals, illustrations, hand-painted signs, and custom hand-painted graphics on hot rods and motorcycles. Many people in the Granbury and Cleburne area are familiar with his hand-painted store window designs.

Jack created the stairs, children’s murals, and signage for Arts & Letters Bookstore.


Event date: 

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

113 E. Bridge Street
Grandbury, TX 76048