List of Classes Offered Below:

We are Fully Open!
Mask are Optional.

We have added Free 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.

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 John S. Sargent 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

Join Chris as he and you will paint together your way through Sargent’s life. Currently the class is in Sargents early years. Typically each 8×10 oil painting will take two weeks, occasionally the entire month will be on one painting. Learn what Chris discovers about Sargent, One of the greatest 19c artist.

Understand Sargents, and how to use the palette, why certain colors, brushes, mediums are used in a specific way.

Discover What, Why, and How, We will go through all the steps Sargents is using to achieve his message for each painting.

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.

We start Sargents introduction to Textures from the old masters: Velasquez and Frans hals. Join Us!

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 Portrait Painting 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

December1, 2021 Starts everything you need to know about portrait Painting in Oils with Chris

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 Classes are Ongoing, 2021 – 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.
9-12Year Olds 10:30-12:00pm,  12-14 yr olds 12:15-1:45pm
No Kids Classes The Last Saturday Of Each Month.

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