ART BLOCKS art history classes, from cave drawings through contemporary art, are designed to enrich the lives of adult students through exploration, discovery and lively conversation.


ART BLOCKS goal is to engage and energize through the JOY of ART!

ART BLOCKS beautiful classroom is currently in my new condo in midtown Kansas City!

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About You


ART BLOCKS students vary from emerging artists, retired professionals, collectors, world travelers, arm chair travelers, to curious life-learners without a trace of art history background. The common thread tends to be a lust for life and learning.

Thanks to ZOOM, we now claim students from Palm Desert, Martha's Vineyard, St Louis, Vancouver, Toronto, Houston, Traverse City, Los Angeles as well as many from our Kansas City area. 


About Us

ART BLOCKS Instructor
Donna Houtteman

ART BLOCKS is the culmination of a lifelong passion: creating, exploring, embracing, engaging and finally sharing my love of art.


Donna's background includes:

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 22+ years’ experience as a docent

The Kansas City Art Institute, Instructor & creator, Art Sofa & Conversational Art History, 8+ years

The Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, Graduate of Fashion Design

The Art Museum of Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX, guest presenter

The Canadian Craft Council, Toronto, Ontario, guest presenter         

OLLI at Cal State San Bernardino, Instructor


ART BLOCKS presentations:

The Kansas City Junior League

Bishop Spencer House

Milburn Country Club

Eva Reynolds Fine Arts

Country Club Christian Church

The Warwick Society, KCAI

The Vanguard Club, KCMO

OLLI @ Cal State San Bernardino