Join us June 22nd from 1-3pm for our latest session of Sketching Stories—our guided drawing series where observation of our present and reflecting on our past come together. In this drawing class, you will be guided through an observational, or life drawing of real artifacts from Varner Hogg Plantation and discover the real stories of the people who used them.

Come face to face with Ima Hogg's art collection and uncover the hidden stories of the men and women who made these artifacts in England. In this program you will hear the stories behind the artifacts and be guided through a series of simple still-life drawing sketches of real pottery collected by Ima.  Often called the first lady of Texas, Ima Hogg is well renowned for her philanthropy and her collection of American antiques which she displayed at the Varner-Hogg Plantation site.

This program is open to absolute beginners and experienced artists looking to hone their skills, and those simply interested in hearing the history behind the artifacts!

All materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own sketchbook and drawing tools if you prefer.

This event is free with your $10 admission to the site. (Seniors, veterans, teachers & first responders' admission is $8) This class is recommended for adults and children over 12. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian.


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Museums | Wedgwood Collection Saved (

Why the fascinating Ima Hogg is one of Texas' most celebrated women (