Courses Offered

Gift Certificates Offered For The Holidays:                                                                                                                  Under the Registration Tab on the Upper Right!  Just Pay for the Gift Certificate for an Eight Week Session Valued at $230 which you can print or we can mail it to you (please allow enough time for standard mail delivery). The Recipient of the Gift Certificate can choose which day and time is best for them after receiving the Gift. the New Session Starts January 29, 2018. Sign Up NOW!

Regular Art Classes 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:30-1:30pm 8 week cost $230 Starting the Week of January 29.

and Tuesday & Wednesday 7:00pm-9:30pm  8 Weeks Cost $215 Starting the Week of January 30.

This is the Classical Drawing and Painting Program. specializing in a Step by Step Progressive Program helping the beginning artist understand all the 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. Chris’ students have been in over 30 art magazines and have won some of the most prestigious awards in the world and his students are represented in almost all of the art organizations  in the United States in watercolor, pastel, and oil painting.This is a progressive drawing and than painting program. Designed for all levels but the beginners are my favorite because they know nothing! The program is set up with a series of exercises each one explaining what, how and where an artist is to use the specific “art principle” taught by Chris we call them “Art Tools Not Rules”. The drawing and painting program the artist will be show were and how to use these tools. There is a mixture of drawing and painting artist in each class. Allowing for the newer 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. The drawing exercises are alternated between the student doing a finessed graphite classical drawing than followed by learning how to draw and measure from life with a charcoal drawing. The student will also  learn how to see shapes with a stronger bolder more confident effect. After the charcoal drawing the art student’s next exercise will be a finessed classical drawing and continue to alternate between finesse classical and charcoal learning to do portraits charcoal. Learning to draw, see Measuring and understanding principles are the focus of this class. The drawing is for all levels But will admit the beginners soar in this program.The Painting program is about learning how use a brush, understand how color changes temperature, glazing through landscape and portrait painting.  Since all of the drawing concepts cover so many o the painting concepts only color theory and handling a brush is addressed in the painting program sine the student already understands these earlier concepts.

Art Secrets UnLocked: Sargents Voice

Tuesdays 2:30- 4:30PM Starting January 23, 2017

8 weeks Cost $215.00

The class is painting their way through John S. Sargent’s life. Currently the class is in Sargent’s early years. You will paint along with Chris as Chris uncovers what and why Sargent makes the marks and his use of color. Chris’ lifelong experience studying the old masters and all the different palettes used through the art worlds history as well as his classical drawing education all come into play with Sargent as he had all the education from both camps Classical French Academy as well as the fringe Duran and Monet. Chris and the class have learned something new about painting each week through each painting. Most of the paintings have taken two weeks to complete the canvases between 9×12 and 11×14. This is an intermediate level class. Chris’s has been in art for almost 40 years and continues to be astonded by something new by Sargent each week. without reservation this is Chris’ favorite class and not to be missed. There is a review of what was discovered in the Tuesday afternoon class in the Wednesday Night Regular Art Class for the night people who would like to do this same study but are unable to attend during the daytime. (Chris does not paint in the night class but will walk the night class through the steps to be taken).

 Color & Design with Chris diDomizio / Abstract Expressions With JoDette diDomizio                                                     Two Great Classes have Merged.

Wednesdays 2:00-4:30pm Starting: January 3,

6 Weeks Cost $165

We are excited to merge two classes and two instructors this fall into one class! Chris’ Color & Design Class will be in a Traditional and Realistic Style while JoDette’s Abstract Expressions Class will paint in cold wax medium and other paint mediums exploring the depth and beauty of mulity mediums in art.

Color and Design Class:  Chris’ extensive color and compositional knowlege will aid the class through each thought process of a painting. Chris will have a strong emphasis on how to design the page and how to use the different color theories. The class will paint with Chris as he discusses the problems and solutions in each given painting. The entire class will be using the same image painting along side with Chris. Each panting will take a few weeks to complete.

Abstract Expressions Class: JoDette’s beauty and depth in her painting comes from layer textures and various techniques. JoDette will show you how to layer in oil paint giving you a freer Abstract / Representational  painting. Training and understanding is her goal to make your painting have a deeper, richer look. Her easy going excitement about painting and knowledge about layering is flat out contagious. She will teach you how to use the  different mediums what order of drying times, to maintain the archival foundation which all paintings require. There is so much confusion with so many different mediums, drying times and order of use on the market today. Her class for the freer artist and not to be missed. JoDette’s gift of getting the artist in you to be free from expectation and unleash the true artist in you. Her enthusiasm is contagious and not to be missed.

Our focus is for you to centered around you becoming the artist you desire!  Two Classes hearing the same lectures from two different aspects of art at the same time. JOIN US AND HAVE FUN IN ART TOGETHER!  level artist from beginner to advanced. own supplies are required. ( Chris’ way is for the Intermediate artist and JoDette’s way is for all levels Beginning to advance).

Beginning Painting:   Very, Very Beginning Oil Painting Class with Chris diDomizio.        

Thursdays 10:30-1:30 Starting December 7, 2017,

8 weeks Cost $220.00     

For all Beginning to Almost Intermediate Level artist. No painting experience is required. You will need your own painting supplies. Chris wil walk you through a painting as you paint with Chris. Students willl learn how to mix a palette, A little about design, and color theory. We will not have a deadline on how long it will take to complete each painting. This is dependent of the students each week, one step at a time.

Impressionistic Portrait Workshop Dec 27 & 28 ( Wednesday & Thursday Christmas Break) W Chris

two days December 27 & 28 10:00am-4:30pm  Tuesday Dec. 26 is optional to learn how to mix the portrait palette 10:0am – 2:00pm Hear what and why Chris decides how to bring out the beauty in not just the color of the flesh tones but also the beauty of the entire portrait. Learn to loosen up and leave those fun brush strokes in a classical manor. This workshop is for all who have oil painted before and learn to paint a looser fun portrait. Supply list will be sent after sign up. there are no refunds after Dec. 11.

Kids Fall – Winter Classes 

Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays 6 weeks $160

The kids 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.

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