List of Classes Offered Below:

We are Open!
Mask are mandatory. Thermometer check at the door. Six feet spacing between students.

We have added Zoom Art Talks & Critiques on Thursdays 10am -12pm open to all the students currently enrolled. Critique topics vary from drawing, painting critiques to supplies and techniques. Artist can show art work they have done in class or outside of class. Half of the artist just listen to the critiques without showing artwork.
Before the virus all classes were full with a waiting list. Currently there are some openings in each class and this is a great way to get into a class that was and will be full. 

Daily Drawing & Oil Painting:   Make Up’s Are Available in All Classes.

Day:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:30-1:30 pm  (4 weeks)  Starting First Week Of Each Month,
Monthly Recurring Payments $115. choose one day a week 3 hours a week for 4 weeks. 
( 5 months with 5 weeks are extra free -classes because everyone will occasionally miss and have something come up – If I take off the fifth week I will provide a free Saturday Workshop 10-4pm)


   Registration Starts  The Third Monday of Each Month

(make up classes are available on any of the “Daily Drawing & Oil Painting Classes Day or Night).

Night:   Tuesday & Wednesday Nights 7:00pm-9:30 pm ( 4 weeks ) Starting First Week Of Each Month,
choose One day A Week – 2 1/2  Hours Per week. Recurring Payment $110 –
choose one day a week 2 ½ hours a week for 4 weeks.
 Registration Starts  The Third Monday of Each Month

( The 5 months with 5 weeks the fifth week is an extra free class -classes because everyone will have something come up and have to miss, If I take off the fifth week I will provide a free Saturday Workshop 10-4pm)

We Specialize In A Step For Step How To Program.
Progressive Program helps all artist to reach higher levels in art. Gain skills and knowledge to succeed at Your Pace, One Step At A time. This class is the core reason Chris’ classes have been in such high demand for nearly 30 years.

Designed for all levels but the Beginners Are My Favorite!
The program is set up with a series of exercises each one explaining What, Where, Why and How an artist is to use the specific “Art Principle”  we call them “Art Tools Not Rules”.

There is a mixture of drawing and painting artist levels in each class. Allowing for the beginning drawing students to hear the advanced painting exercises and the advanced students to hear the beginning exercises reminding each student what they have learned or will learn.

Paint Your Way: If you have painted before and would like to Paint Under Chris’ Mentoring join this community of artists and use your images ( vacation, family, portraits, commissions, etc. ) Chris shares color theories, mediums, composition, and thoughts to take your art to a higher level.

Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced


Art Secrets: Painting A Portrait With Chris:      

Tuesday 2:00- 4:00 PM,  Starting First Week Of Each Month, Once a Week for 4 weeks $115.00
        Registration Starts  The Third Monday of Each Month

Learn Learn Chris’ Portrait Palette and how to use it! –

Understand how to keep your flesh tone clean, understand how to use the palette, why certain colors are used in a specific way.

Discover What, Why, and How, We will go through all the steps Chris processes for each portrait. The first day we will go through all the drawing steps Chris takes. Understanding why and how decisions are made even before starting to paint.
This portrait will take two months  to complete. One step at a time will will paint along side of you explaining the thought process, breaking down each part of a portrait one day each: eyes one day, hair one day, nose one day, etc. We will paint a head study yet to be decided,  supplies will be sent after payment.

Without reservation, this is an amazing class and not to be missed where we all learn something new things each day. Oil painting experience is a prerequisite for this class.

Level: Intermediate 


 Learn the Steps Chris goes through for a painting from drawing concepts, color sketches  and finally the actual painting. Chris will give a breakdown on color and design-

Join Us and Paint With Chris!

Wednesday 2:00pm- 4:00pm   ( 2 Hours- Once a Week for 4 weeks ) cost $115
Starting The First week of each month. Registration Starts  The Third Monday of Each Month

October starts Color Definitions in Paint. Chris will explain color terms and where and why artist use them.

( The 5 months with 5 weeks offer a extra free week. Because everyone will have something come up and have to miss it will be a great way to do a make up class – if Chris takes off the fifth week he will give a Saturday Workshop 10-4pm ).

Tuscany Early Morning

We are excited to offer this amazing class. Finally see Chris’ steps he takes as prep work through sketches,  color studies and then together paint the scene with Chris. Color theory is a large part of this, Chris will share why he losses and finds specific edges and what mediums to use.  We will use Chris’ vacations images from around the wrold as we break down specific color theories concepts and turn them into our own paintings. Chris will paint with the class explaining each step. Understand the reason for a specific color concept.

Chris is going through all the color theory books one painting at a time ( even the color books which Chris has not highlighted anything in). There will be demos and then we will use the concept introduced and do a two or four-week painting.

The first week of the month we will start a new image, starting with all the drawing steps Chris takes, Mixing the palette and then starting the painting on week- two.

Chris’ focus is on simply explaining the How to Do Whatever you need to know in each color concept.  Painting our way through Color theories all levels even beginners


 Kids Start Back Sept 5, 2020 – Classes 

Saturday 6 weeks $160 JoDette and Ryan NOW TEACH THE KIDS CLASSES TOGETHER
     We Specialize In A Step For Step How To Program!
The kid’s program is an extension of the adult drawing and painting program. The same concepts but with the emphasis on “fun”. The children’s program has been an enormous success with over 100 kids in two different locations. ( metro academic studies and in our studio). The success form the children’s program is due to the art teachers all going through the adult program making it easy to teach the same concepts as the adults learn. Draw in Graphite and charcoal, watercolor, pastel and acrylic paint. pay as you come.
9-14Year Olds 11:00am – 12:30pm
No Kids Classes The Last Saturday Of Each Month.

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