List of Classes Offered Below:

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 2 ½ 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 )
   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 )

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 the Colorist:      

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

( The 5 months with 5 weeks are extra free -class because everyone will have something come up and have to miss )

Learn Something New By all the Colorist like Sargent, Sorolla, Monet Each Week

Oil painting our way through all the colorist and their theories. We will copy a Color -old master and understand why they have used specific color theories for a given painting.
Chris’ lifelong experience studying the old masters along with his classical drawing education come into play as you paint along with Chris. Nothing is as rewarding as learning something new each painting about color, join us in this not to be missed class.

Discover What, Why, and How, Colorist like Sorolla, Sargent, Tarbell, Monet Made Their Contribution To The Art world by using the elements of art: composition, brush strokes, contrast, and color. We will explore how those elements are used with the color.
Most of the paintings take two to four weeks to complete on a canvas between 9″ x 12″ and 11″ x 14″.

Without reservation, this is an amazing class and not to be missed where we all learn something new things each day. This Session We Focus on Using Transparent Colors As we Tie it to Color Theory. Understand color and the figure ground relationships which come into play with each color.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced


 Color Theory Paint Together With Chris 

Color Theory, Its History & Application painting in Oil Paints, or Acrylics – Go Through Color Concepts one Step at A Time Together 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

( 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 ).

Tuscany Early Morning

We are excited to offer this amazing class. Finally painting our way through color theory.  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. 

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 Fall / Winter – Classes 

Saturday 6 weeks $160 JoDette and Chris 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.
6-8   Year Olds 10:00am -11:30am
9-12 Year Olds 11:00am – 1:00pm
11-14 Year Olds 1:00pm – 2:30pm 

No Kids Classes The Last Saturday Of each Month.

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