Oil Painting Classes




Introduction to Oil Painting   Parts 1 and 2

How to mix the paint, Priming the Canvas, Brush usage, Styles and types of Brushes, Brush Strokes,

Thinners, Driers, Clean up and preserving Brushes. Designing, Process of Painting.  Finishing your painting.

Everything one needs to learn how to paint in oil with success!  For more information click here: Introduction to Oil Painting





  Concept to Canvas – Ages 14 and up – For the student who has some experience with painting either in Acrylic or Oil.  Either in the our introductory classes or with another instructor.  The goal of this class is to teach students the steps to master painting and skills for creating artwork they and their families will be proud of for generations.  This is a three part class.

For more information click here: Concept to Canvas

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Watercolor Classes

Watercolor Classes for All Ages

March 2/April  2019 Watercolor classes in all levels and times are Trees, Skies, or Water.

I teach all my classes – beginners to advanced – so you can begin with the most basic classes or take the more advanced classes.

The Basic Class is the “Family Class”  But beginners are also welcome in the Introduction to Watercolor class as well!

All the classes learn the same techniques, just taught on a level appropriate to the individual learner.  As a teacher, I have taught ages 3 to 101 for many years, and I am very good at accessing a students strengths and abilities – from small children to advanced age, and even memory care.


I offer three  different types of watercolor classes:


  “Little Hands”  Children  –  Ages 4-6  for information about these classes click here:  Little Hands Each month we will study a subject.  Usually seasonally themed.


“Family Classes” – Ages 7- to adult- These classes are designed for young or new artists, young or old.  This class is set up for individuals or a child and accompanying adult.  Individual children or adults are welcome to attend, but if an adult accompanies the child the child rate is discounted.  Each month we will study a particular subject, often seasonally themed.  For more information about “Family Classes” click hereCalendarRegister


“Introduction to Watercolor  Part 1 and 2”   – Ages 12 to Adult   – This class is for the Beginner wanting to learn all the skills required for painting in Watercolor, or the Advanced student who would like to refresh their skills.  For more information click here:  Introduction to Watercolor    Calendar –  Register



  Watercolor – Go With the Flow

Beyond the Basics –  Plan your painting and execute your artwork like a pro!   Beginners are welcome to this class, as we will review skills, but know we won’t spend a lot time on basics.  This class is like the Concept to Canvas for Oils and Acrylics as it teaches you the start to end of your finished work.   Calendar  –  Register

For more information click here: Watercolor – Go With The Flow 

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Introduction to Graphite – Tips and Tricks

Yes, everyone knows how to use a pencil.  But there is way more to drawing in graphite than just – using a pencil.  First with technology, graphite is changing and allowing us to do so many beautiful things, we could only do with ink before.

Secondly, graphite is a wonderful way to express yourself, with so little by way of baggage!  Just grab some paper, your pencil case – and go!

Tonal values (contrast) are an important part of any artwork.  Graphite drawing is the first step in planning where a piece of artwork is going.  A graphite drawing (yes some people prefer charcoal, and the same techniques apply) is to a painting what an outline is to a short story or book.  Yes you can do a painting without a plan, but it will work out much better with a plan.

Additionally, graphite drawings are beautiful in their own space.


Classes for March and April 2019 at The Hobby Lobby  ( Map)  in Statesville, I will be teaching several Graphite classes, but the first one, The Introduction to Graphite covers the most information regarding – HOW graphite – can change your creative life!!!

Introduction to Graphite

Introduction to Graphite with Trees, water. – CalendarRegister

All Materials are included.

Intro to Graphite Drawing – Trees 3/12/2019 6:00 $17

Little Hands Drawing – Trees 3/12/2019 4:30 P.M. $12
Family Class – Drawing-  Trees 3/14/2019 4:30 $17, $14, $9
Family Class – Drawing- Trees 3/16/2019 4:30 $17, $14, $9
How to Draw – Basics 1 – Trees 3/19/2019 6:00 $17
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Drawing with Graphite

Not just Pencils – Graphite has many uses, and we explore all the tips and tricks used by professional to create stunning results!  We will explore different types of drawing, and planning your piece. Teacher will demonstrate various methods. 

March – April 2019 Learn to draw Trees – Skies – Water.


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From Concept to Canvas – Oil And Acrylic

 Concept to Canvas – Learn how to paint in oils or acrylics like a professional, from your photo or our display. 

How does a professional do it?  What are the tips and tricks? Learn to plan and execute your painting with details you can be proud of.  Learn long term skills you can use for years to come. 

Small in-depth classes geared to individual learning.  The first session is planning your painting and beginning the foundation of your painting.

Dates for the sessions are:

Session 1: Planning your painting – Building the Foundation 

 – The background of the painting establishes the setting, the mood, and total direction of the painting.  —October 1, 2018 6:00 p.m.  at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.

Each session $28.00 or $55.00 for all three. 

Session 2: Good Bones – A Good framework is essential!

Filling in the structure of the painting after we have worked to get it just right.  Now the painting develops and we begin to see our goal, our vision, near completion.  October 14, 2018 6:00 p.m.   at Hobby Lobby in Statesville. 

Each session $28.00 or $55.00 for all three.

Session 3: The Icing on the Cake

This class is all about the finishing touches.  Shadows? Sheen? Shimmer?  Depth, Cohesion? All the things that give you the finished work that says “Perfection!”   Many artists stop at step two and are never happy with their work.  It is only after it is “finished” that it becomes the “Artwork” you conceived in your first concept.  October 29, 2018 6:00 p.m.    at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.

Each session $28.00 or $55.00 for all three.


Materials Needed: 

Sketch Pad 

Drawing Pencils – Nylon Eraser – Ruler or T-Square

Oil/Acrylic Paints

Art Brushes – Nylon or Hard Bristle 


Stretched Canvas or Canvas Board


No Odor Paint thinner

Small Bottle of Olive Oil – Light. 

Small glass jar to clean brushes. 

Paper Towels

*** Please note date of class and session number at checkout***   

One Session $28.00



Sessions 1,2, and 3 $55.99          




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