Classes

Cultivate Your Creative Side!

In an effort to bring art to the community through more than just my own work, I've taught classes privately, at galleries and studios, park districts, and after-school programs.  I love creating relationships with my students and watching their creativity flourish, helping them find ways of expressing themselves artistically and honing their skills, and just having fun!  Each student is unique, and providing support as they find their creative voice is an absolute joy every time :)

 

Whether you're looking to brush up on technique, explore a medium, or try a new subject matter - on your own or with a group - there are several options below.  All ages and skill levels are welcome!

If you don't find what you're looking for in the available classes, contact me about a customized curriculum.

Please note:

- For zoom classes, recommended supplies are listed for each.

- For in-person classes, supplies will be provided for a one-time $5/person fee in addition to the base class price.


Class Registration
Contact me for scheduling and availability. All times listed below are in Central Time.

Private Sessions

All ages, tailored to your needs and interests
Monday-Friday from 2:00-3:00pm or 3:30-4:30pm

Pricing

  • $30 per hour for 1 student

  • $5 off if enrolled in two classes (Private / Group)

 

Sessions available

  • Weekly for 1 hour

  • Bi-weekly for 90 minutes

  • Monthly for 2 hours

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Group Classes

$25/hour or get $5 off with a second student or enrollment in two classes (private/group)
Minimum enrollment for group classes is 2 students - group class start dates are based upon reaching this quota, at which point students will be notified 2 weeks in advance of the first class.

Kids (ages 9-13) - 5:30-6:30pm

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Tuesday - Introduction to Art (6 weeks)
Students learn about color theory composition, shading, perspective, and drawing from observation.


Recommended supplies:
Colored pencils or markers, graphite pencil set (minimum H, HB, & B), Mars plastic eraser, kneaded eraser, sketchbook

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Wednesday - Watercolor Basics (6 weeks)
Students explore watercolor techniques such as wet vs. dry using different brushes or sponges and creating effects with extra tools.


Recommended supplies:
Watercolor paper pad (or mixed media sketchbook), brushes - minimum of 3 (S, M, L), water cup, paper towels

(extra tools: crayons, sponge, salt, straw)

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Thursday - Comics & Cartoons (ongoing - join at any time)
Students learn the basics of character creation, storytelling, and facial and anatomical structure. They can practice drawing their favorites from video games, anime, and more.
Join the fun!


Recommended supplies:
Mechanical pencil, micron pens (3+ sizes), Mars plastic eraser, sketchbook

Teens & Adults (ages 14+) - 7:00-8:00pm

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Tuesday - Introduction to Art (8 weeks)
Students learn about color theory composition, shading, perspective, and drawing from observation.


Recommended supplies:
Colored pencils or markers, graphite pencil pencil set (minimum H, HB, & B), plastic eraser, kneaded eraser, sketchbook, charcoal (vine) + white conte crayon

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Wednesday - Faces and Figures (8 weeks)
Students learn proportion rules, anatomy, expression, shading and texture techniques for portraits & figure drawing.


Recommended supplies:
Sketchbook, graphite pencil set (minimum H, HB, & B), plastic and kneaded erasers, charcoal (vine) + white conte crayon

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Thursday - Comics and Illustration (8 weeks)
Students can learn to draw their favorite characters, as well as design their own and create original stories for them.  Basic concepts in anatomy, composition and color theory will be covered to build visual storytelling skills for both single illustrations and sequential art.


Recommended supplies:
Mechanical pencil, micron pens (3+ sizes), Mars plastic eraser, Bristol board, coloring supplies of choice