Thank you for your interest in ArtsNow! We are a ministry of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church providing students with learning opportunities to express themselves creatively through music and the visual arts. 

Mission Statement

We strive to give children, youth and adults the opportunity to discover, develop, use, and enjoy their God-given gifts in a safe, supportive and loving Christian environment. Through the fine arts, we hope to give expression to each student’s musical and artistic ability. We vow to challenge our students to develop life-long skills, such as analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration and creativity. These skills can be developed through the arts and are valuable in any career. We plan to help students understand that there is incredible power in the arts to inspire and influence.

“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” -Martin Luther

Current Offerings at ArtsNow

Beginning Piano Class for Ages 6-12

  • Wednesday & afternoon classes available
  • No registration deadline
  • For additional information contact Judy Griesel.

 Little Mozart Piano Class for Ages 4-5

  • Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
  • No registration deadline
  • For additional information contact Judy Griesel.

Energy City New Horizons Concert Band/String Orchestra

Energy City New Horizons Concert Band/String Orchestra is open to adults and homeschool high school student musicians with at least 2 years playing experience.

No audition is needed. Large ensembles will start back in August. However, call Terry Tullos directly  at 713-579-7651, or email him to plug into smaller ensembles during the Summer. Please visit www.ECNHM.org  for more details.

For more information on Lauri's classes and to register online please click here. For any questions email Lauri Cragg.

Adult Classes

Collage Class - Mondays from 1-3 PM
Printmaking Class - Tuesdays from 10 AM-12 PM
Acrylic Class - Tuesdays from 1-3 PM
Workshops for church and community - Wednesdays from 10 AM-12 PM and Fridays from 1-3 PM
Watercolor Class - Wednesdays from 1-3 PM
Pastel Drawing Class - Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 PM
Drawing Class - Thursdays from 10 AM-12 PM
Multimedia Class - Sundays from 3-5 PM and Thursdays from 1-3 PM

Student Classes (3rd Grade-Teens)

Multimedia Class - Mondays from 3:45-5:45 PM, Tuesdays from 3:45-5:45 PM and Thursdays from 3:45-5:45 PM

Other Offerings

Spiritual Journaling - Mondays from 10-11:30 AM

Private Lessons

- Voice
- Piano
- Guitar
- Flute
- Clarinet
- Saxophone
- French Horn
- Trumpet
- Trombone
- Tuba
- Violin/Viola
- Cello/Bass

No registration deadline

Lessons are paid in advance unless other arrangements are made with your private lesson instructor. Rates vary by instructor. Please make checks payable to: Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.

To download a registration form for private lessons click here. Please email Terry Tullos, or call 713-579-7651 for any questions.


Home School Music Lessons

- Small group band lessons during the day (see the list above)
- For more information contact Terry Tullos
- No registration deadline

Click to view our Arts Now instructors and their bios