Introduction to Drawing

It is a mystery how some people seem to be able to draw ANYTHING without any effort at all. Others have to sit over their drawing for hours, erasing and tweaking…

Well.  A person who can draw just anything, so easily, is really rare.  And a person who wants a final product just so perfect, well, not really that unusual. But honestly, most of us need a little help learning how to draw – stuff.  There are SO MANY BOOKS to help people learn to draw, and if one is patient, and studies them carefully, one CAN learn to draw.  Or I can help you.

I teach people how to draw.  Little People, and bigger people. I will teach you how to accomplish what you visualize, in black, and white, and gray!  Learning simple strategies for effective results.  My results are affected by genetic tremor.  BUT.  I still LOVE TO DRAW –  and so can you!

Let’s start with Trees-

How to Draw – Basics 1 – Trees 3/19/2019 6:00 $17

And a few other options that might fit your schedule:

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
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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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Family Classes

This class is for beginners.  “Family Class”, with basic lessons in everything ART!  From drawing to painting in watercolor, acrylic, oil and oil pastels, learn plenty of new skills to enjoy forever!   And… it is designed for adults or children 7 to 12, or both. It is for adults or children, or adults with children!  Designed for families to enjoy together.  Parents and one or two children per adult may  attend, with the children paying the reduced rate – when accompanied by the adult.

Lessons are designed for children and/or adults – who are really serious about their creative expression!  Or who just love it, and have fun, but might be interested in learning some skills or new methods.

“Family Class” Art classes for children  and or their parents ages 7 to 12 – $17.00 for Adult To Register – Unaccompanied child $14.00 – Accompanied child $9.00   ***Please note date of class at checkout***

Check the Calendar for class dates, and click here to Register.

Cloud Studies – Acrylic   April 4, 2019 :  4:30 -5:30

at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.

Learn to lay down paint.  Prepare the canvas, design the painting, watch the clouds billow and grow on the canvas, learning appropriate brush strokes, and watch the painting grow from the ground to the sky.

Students will learn to mix the paint, gaining control of the process, and removing the mystery.

Parents will need to send an old adult shirt -Like a men’s long sleeved  – with the child for a paint “apron”.  (No at this age, an apron is not enough! :))         Register

 Watercolor – Rocks and Mountains.  April 18, 2019 at Statesville Hobby Lobby. 

Simple watercolor techniques to achieve practically magic Rocks and Mountain images. 

at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.


***Please note date of class at checkout***

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Questions? Age, Special Needs, Refunds – etc


You may find the answers to your questions here: 

Location: All lessons are at the Hobby Lobby in Statesville.


Cancellations and Refunds:


Classes are fully refundable up to 24hrs before class. After 24 hours before class, up to 1 hour before class, charges are non refundable, but can be applied to same series within 45 days. No refunds after 1 hour before class, or after.


Due to Inclement Weather – Refunds will not be issued, but classes will be rescheduled.  Instructor will make every effort to contact students – as possible barring power outages etc.  Rule of thumb – If school is canceled – class is canceled. 

Due to Unforeseen Circumstances of Instructor: All registrations for that session  will be rescheduled and/or refunded (Unless part of a series*) as requested by student. Instructor will make every possible effort to contact students –  barring power outages etc.  

Age of Students – and other questions regarding skill sets.

I have taught students from three years of age to 101. I have years of experience teaching all levels, ages, and abilities of students.  In individualized private instruction or groups working independently or all just following my lead.

I have extensive experience working with special needs, memory care and large groups.  Private instruction, or group instruction. 

I accept anyone age 12 or above in any of my regular classes. 

Family Classes: If you would like to attend a class with one or more of your children, please select a family class, as the first person to register is more, but the additional is less. This is for families only please, and limited to one adult, and 3 children. If you have more, we can schedule a special class for your group.

Ages 6 and Under:

For children under 7, I have classes geared especially for them called “Little Fingers”.  If you wish to attend this with your child, and participate as well, please pay the fee.  


If  you do not find the answers you are looking for – Please call Tina @ 704-779-7697  

or email me

*Series prices are set as price of 2 or more classes, and one is free, and un-refundable.

I.e., Series of 3 lessons $55.00  But two sessions priced at $28.00 = $56.00, so 3rd class has no charge. 


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