Now featuring 5 & 10-week courses so you can spend even more time with our top-rated instructors in our light-filled studio. As always, classes feature:

  • Personalized instruction in a small group setting (maximum 12 students per class)
  • Locker rental
  • No hidden fees
  • Adult Open Studio time (19 hours available throughout the week and weekends)

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Registration begins February 28

Painting Your Vision

Mondays | 10AM-12:30PM | 4/8 – 6/17 | $375 

Whether a returning painter or a new artist, this class is designed for students to explore their personal vision. Students will work on independent projects at their own pace with personalized instruction. Students can work with either oil paints or acrylics, with ample opportunities to explore and  experiment. Basic techniques will be covered and will be supplemented by more advanced demonstrations based on each student’s level of experience. One-on-one feedback sessions with the instructor are included.

Instructor: Jodie Niss

Watercolor Painting

Mondays | 6:30 – 9PM | 4/8 – 6/17 | $375 

Learn the basics without the frustration! In this course we start by experimenting with watercolor and exploring techniques. Designed for all levels of experience, this course includes demos in color and design, wet-on-wet, and dry-brush techniques. You will learn how to create texture, mix color, blend, use your brushes, and understand composition as you start with basics and move on to more complex techniques. The class will use still lifes as well as reference materials such as sketches, reproductions, and photos. Develop your own style and abilities through individualized, one-on-one instruction as well as small group instruction.

Instructor: Jodie Niss

Painting Studio

Tuesdays | 6:30 – 9PM | 4/9 – 6/11 | $375

This 10-week class is for students who wish to continue their painting practice in a studio setting with the one-on-one guidance of an instructor. Each student will work independently and will be guided on their personal painting journey through demonstrations, discussions, and individual artistic advice. Students can paint in any medium they choose. Some prior painting experience is preferred.

Instructor: Jodie Niss

Painting in Acrylic and Oil

Thursdays | 10AM-12:30PM | 4/11– 6/13 | $375

Express your creativity through acrylic or oil paint. Learn about the distinct characteristics and advantages of each medium and how they can be used together in creative ways. Through class demonstrations and personalized instruction, students will learn each medium’s potential, color mixing, tonal and value control, textural exploration, and overall composition. While painting in any style, students can create from perception, imagination, and to discover their unique personal vision. A small class size allows for one-on-one instruction with the goal to move each student to the next level. Open to students of all levels.

Instructor: Thomas Legaspi

Painting from Life

Thursdays | 6:30 – 9PM | 4/11 – 6/13 | $375

Students will learn how to paint in oils with speed and accuracy through the practice of still life painting. Later on in the course, we’ll experiment with a slower and more refined technique to paint a self-portrait. Through demos, students will learn how to paint wet on wet—fast and in the moment to improve their oil painting skills. This course offers students a chance to focus on learning various oil painting techniques as the class experiments with a variety of painting gestures. Open to students of all levels.

Instructor: Jodie Niss

Painting Animals in Mixed Media

Fridays | 6:30 – 9PM | 4/5 – 5/10 | $200

Animal lovers will explore multiple ways to capture the form, spirit, and unique qualities of animals through this mixed media class. Using drawing, collage, and painting, students will learn how to capture the essence of life on canvas.  Each class includes demonstrations on how to use various media as well as one-on-one guidance from a professional artist. Students bring in a picture of an animal they want to capture and our experienced instructor will help with the selection of appropriate media. Open to students of all levels.

Instructor: Alex Pimienta

Botanical Painting

Fridays | 6:30 – 9PM | 5/17 – 6/21 | $200

Come enjoy painting plants in any medium—oil, acrylic or watercolor! Learn the basic concepts of contour, ratio, proportion, and color while painting lush botanicals. Following demos, students will work from both photos and live plants to create multiple studies. Students will then choose their own final project—either completing a series of postcard-size plant paintings or one highly developed painting on canvas. Open to students of all levels.

Instructor: Kelsey Schwetz

Oil Painting from Still Lifes 

Saturdays | 3 – 5:30PM | 4/6 – 6/22 | $375

In this class students will discover the creative and technical advantages of oil painting. Learn the basics—from setting up the palette and mixing colors to a variety of other techniques—while painting still lifes. The exercises presented will develop your skills in observation and painting to create depth and develop a sense of light. Students will paint from still life setups as well as from their own photographs.

Instructor: Julia Chen


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