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 $125. choose one day a week – for 3 hours a week – for – 4 weeks. Come to any other day to make up missed days.

Make up Policy for all classes – makeup classes are available on any of the “Daily Drawing & Oil Painting Classes Day or Night –


 You must be currently paid in a class that month – to do make up classes.


if you are continuing enrollment into the next month -your make up classes – carry over.

-only -of you are currently paid in the class you are doing the make up classes in.

Night:   Tuesday & Wednesday Nights 7:00 pm-9:30 pm ( 4 weeks ) Starting the First Week Of Each Month,
Recurring Payment $125- because 95% of class continues, cancel when you would like
choose one day a week 2 ½ hours a week for 4 weeks.

Payment is taken out when you sign up- try to pay as close to the start date as possible. We start the first Monday of each month. Classes are continuous.






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 $125.00

  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 approach 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.

Learning How To Start A Painting.Chris will tach the periods concept. you will take your own photographs ( iPhone is fine) in the same manner as the taught period. then we will do a couple 6×9″ pencil sketches working out the issues. This is followed by a couple 8X10 paint cartoon- sketches with your image.

Then we go to the next period of art. join us , painting knowledge is recommended, but you could do this in charcoal and draw as well.

We will start with what I call Art Mapping. Which is going through all the art concepts, principles, etc which will help me carry the message I am after. Some of the art concepts will hurt some will help, I just need the pones which will help. Therefore we go over all the concepts and choices.

After working through the Art mapping we will spend a month (4) weeks on your own image

We will use oil paint as our primary medium for making a small painting. All the old masters from Giotto. Join Us!

Level: just beyond beginning -Intermediate 

How to Start A Painting – TUESDAYS 2:30pm
Chris leads the class by painting with them as they have been painting through Color definitions, who how to use each color principle, theory, technique. Typically we spend a month on each image, sometimes longer. We use Chris’ images as well as some old ,masters who used these concepts. This class will flow form old masters to. concepts. Intermediate painting levels as you paint with Chris.

Join us. open to all who have painted in oils.

Tuesday 2:30 pm- 4:30 pm ( 2 Hours- Once a Week for 4 weeks ) cost $125
 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 finds specific edges and what mediums to use.  Chris will paint with the class explaining each step. 

 Kids Classes are Ongoing, 2021 – Classes 

Saturday’s $30 a visit or  6 classes – $160       JoDette, Ryan, M.J., and Elif –                         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.
8+. yrs 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.