List of Classes Offered Below:

Daily Drawing & Oil Painting: makeups Are Available in All Dailey and Drawing Class Times. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 10:30-1:30 pm and Tuesday & Wednesday 7:00-9:39 pm times.

Day Classes Offered:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:30-1:30 pm  (4 weeks)  Starting the First Week Of Each Month, ( mostly)
Monthly Recurring Payments are $115. choose one day a week for 3 hours a week for 4 weeks. Come to any other day to make up missed days.

   Registration Starts on The Third Monday of Each Month

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

Night:   Tuesday & Wednesday Nights 7:00 pm-9:30 pm ( 4 weeks ) Starting the First Week Of Each Month,
choose One day A Week – 2 1/2  Hours Per week. Recurring Payment $115-
choose one day a week 2 ½ hours a week for 4 weeks.
 Registration Starts on The Third Monday of Each Month

We Specialize In A Step For Step How To Programs.
Our Progressive Program helps all artists 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 “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 Through Art History with Chris:      

Wednesday 2:30- 4:30 PM,  Starting the First Week Of Each Month, Once a Week for 4 weeks $115.00
        Registration Starts on The Third Monday of Each Month


Join Chris as he and you will paint together your way through Art’s History. Learning to see, understand, and paint our way together through history. Each period of art had a specific artist who made contributions to art. The class will paint those contributions and see how artists later were influenced by these new methods of thought and approaches to art.

Understand the artist of the past and how to use the palette, why specific colors, brushes, and mediums are used in a specific way.

Discover What, Why, and How, We will go through all the steps these artists were using to achieve their message for each painting.

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

We start March 1 and will oil paint a small painting in one or two days. All the old masters from Giotto. Join Us!

Level: just beyond beginning -Intermediate 

How to Start A Painting
Chris leads the class in a 15-minute Gesture Painting of a Figure. Then the class will learn how to start a Painting, working for one to two weeks on each painting. The premise is what to look for, hearing Chris’ thought process. Often it is the start of a painting where the artist heads in the wrong direction, which starts a snowball effect in the wrong direction. For each image, we will briefly walk through the art mapping concept as well. 

Tuesday 2:30 pm- 4:30 pm ( 2 Hours- Once a Week for 4 weeks ) cost $115
Starting The First week of each month. Registration Starts on The Third Monday of Each Month

 Learn the Steps as Chris goes through his thought process most often originating from the old masters. paintings from drawing concepts, color sketches, and finally the actual painting.

We are excited to offer this amazing class. Finally see Chris’ steps he takes as prep work through sketches, and 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.  Chris will paint with the class explaining each step. 

 Kids Classes are Ongoing, 2021 – Classes 

Saturday 6 weeks $160 JoDette, Ryan, Juliet, Sophie and Caitlin  TEACH THE KIDS CLASSES TOGETHER
     We Specialize In A Step For Step by Step  Program!
The kid’s program is an extension of the adult drawing and painting program. The same concepts but with an 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.
9-12-Year-Olds 10:30-12:00 pm,  12-15 yr olds 12:15-1:45 pm
No Kids Classes The Last Saturday Of Each Month.