Art Classes


We’re currently accepting bookings for our next 8-week session that begins August 15, 2017. Grab your spot by clicking the “Book Now” button following each class description below, select your class start date, and we’ll see you in class!

Woman Painting Landscape

PASTEL PAINTING

Serious instruction focused on the basics of painting in pastel, taught by Marla, a national award-winning pastel artist and signature member of the Pastel Society of America. Eight-week class sessions give you plenty of opportunities to work on new painting concepts and techniques each week. Plenty of demonstrations and individual instruction.

You’ll learn:
• The importance of thumbnail sketches in developing your composition
• How to improve your compositional skills
• How to accurately see values
• How to determine the values of colors
• How to think value and color temperature when choosing colors
• Solutions to color problems
• How to use color more creatively

This is a class packed with information about color and value. A short supply list will be given to you upon registration. An extra benefit of Unlimited Free Open Studio time is is given to registered students.

Adults & Teens 14+ • 8-Week Session
Wednesdays 10am – noon • Next Session begins August 16, 2017
First Time Students $200 • Returning Students $190 • Drop In for $30/class


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Woman Painting

PASTEL PAINTING ADVANCED

Advanced instruction for those who have a good understanding of the techniques of pastel painting and color theory. Students are encouraged to work on subjects of their own choice while receiving individual instruction at the easel.

Adults & Teens 14+ • 8-Week Session
Tuesdays 11am – 1pm • Next Session begins August 15, 2017
First Time Students $200 • Returning Students $190



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Pastels

NEW! Plein Air Pastels

Join us as we go outdoors to paint on the streets of Springfield! Learn the ins and outs of packing light, and working quickly and loosely to capture scenes. Each session begins with a demonstration based on the subject matter of the day, emphasizing different technical elements for capturing light, shadow and form. Using soft pastels and charcoal, discover the versatility and vibrant colors of the medium.

Adults & Teens 14+ • 8-Week Session
Thursdays 10am – Noon • Session begins August 17, 2017
First Time Students $200 • Returning Students $190



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“TRY IT” PASTEL CLASS

Would you like to just try painting with pastels before you commit to an 8-week session? A “Try It” class will give you a chance to experience the medium, and we provide all materials. Take a class solo, or come as a couple, or with friends or family. Take a “Try It” class and then register for an 8-week pastel class within 3 months and take $45 off the class fee, and you receive 7 additional classes.

Adults & Teens • One 2-Hour Class
Saturdays 7 – 9pm
$45 / person



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Drawing Woman

DRAWING

Learn basic drawing skills while experimenting with various materials, techniques and subject matter. We use innovative methods to strengthen your use of your creative right brain, and help you to see and draw shapes, values and lines accurately. You’ll get personalized instruction, and all skill levels are welcome. You’ll need a few supplies, and a list will be given to you upon registration.

Adults & Teens 14+ • 8-Week Session
Thursdays 6 – 8pm • Next Sessions begins August 17, 2017
First Time Students $200 • Returning Students $190



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GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Saturday nights are reserved for fun! We’ll offer a variety of artistic things for you and your friends to create, from jewelry to handmade books to paintings. Your choice! All materials are included.

Adults & Teens 14+ • One 2-Hour Class
Please call to schedule
$40/person



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PRIVATE LESSONS

Do you feel you would benefit from one-on-one instruction in the medium of your choice from an experienced professional artist? Book here, and we’ll contact you shortly to discuss a lesson or two tailored specifically to your interests and abilities. Dates & Times To Be Scheduled • 2-Hour Lesson $45


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