Classes for adults

We offer art classes for adults of all levels. Please find the right fit below and join us for a demo class! 



Key Elements of Fine Arts

(Adult Art Course)

(Beginners & Intermediate)

2 hours


with teacher Svetlana

Mondays 6:15pm-8:15pm: 

starting on March 16, 2021, ending on June 1, 2021.

Demos: January 4 and 11, 2021.

$300 for 12 classes

$540 for a couple

This course introduces you to the key concepts of fine art. Each lesson starts with explanation and examples from the art history.​ Even a complete begeinner by the end of this course will be able to paint a portrait and create a composition with one or several human figures from scratch. Recommended for beginners and for art lovers who'd like to refresh and pull their skills together.

A model posing for Advanced Adults in Mo

Advanced Adults

(Intermediate & Advanced)

2 hours

with teacher Maria

Mondays 6:50pm-8:50pm:

Demos are ongoing.

$300 for 12 classes

$540 for a couple


This course helps to organize and expand your artistic knowledge.


If you have experience in drawing and painting, and want to move your skills to the next level; if you have a particular goal in mind, and seeking a professional advice; if you enjoy working on your projects among other artists - this class is for you. Projects vary from figure drawing / portrait painting to creative compositions. Students request topics they would like to work on.


Oil Painting: Old Masters Technique

(intermediate and advanced)


with teacher Maria

Fridays 6:15-9:00pm Pacific Standard Time

Starting on January 8, 2021, ending on February 5, 2021.


Starting on March 12, 2021,

Ending on March 12, 2021.

3 hours weekly, 5 weeks: $200


Master the effects of glowing skin, soft shadows, silky hair and unforgettable eyes! Learn to use traditional oil painting technique of XVII century, leading your work from the grisaille underpainting to glazes.


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Watercolor 101

(Beginners & Intermediate)


Starting on January 19, 2021, ending on April 6, 2021.

2 hours weekly, 10 weeks


Tuesdays 6:15-8:15pm 

Pacific Standard Time


This workshop covers everything you need to know about watercolor to use it fluently in your projects: how to mix colors, use washes, work from light to dark, use reserve and  additives, and even such advanced technique as watercolor underpainting. You will learn the science behind the watercolor fluorescent colors, learn how to lead your work, what to do to prevent and fix watercolor accidents. We will try our hands in both Classical European and Eastern watercolor styles. By the end of the course, students will paint a portrait of a pet, a portrait of a loved one, a couple of watercolor landscapes, and plenty of small studies, and a final project of a choice.


Pastels & Mixed Media

(Intermediate & Advanced)

2 hours weekly, 10 weeks


Mondays 6:00-8:00pm 

Pacific Standard Time


Pastels can be so much more than simple crayons and quick sketches! Since 16 century it was used by many great artists to create unique paintings. In this course, we will study not only different techniques but also talk about composition and color theory, to master your painting skills.


Drawing a furry animal

(Beginners & Intermediate)

2 hours weekly, 3 weeks


Monday, 6:15-8:15pm Pacific Standard Time

This course will help you draw an amazingly realistic portrait of your pet, no previous drawing experience needed.



Advanced Adult Art course student Maria
Meitali and her study of Apollo
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Portrait of a cat by an Advanced Adult Art Course student
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Paula’s exercise in color exaggeration
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Our calendar for the 2020-2021 school year:

First day of classes - Monday 8/31/20
Labor Day weekend - NO CLASSES - Saturday 9/5/20 - Monday 9/7/20
Thanksgiving break - NO CLASSES - Monday 11/23/20 - Sunday 11/29/20
Christmas break - NO CLASSES - Monday 12/21/20 - Sunday 1/3/21
Last day of classes - Friday 5/28/21

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