The following outlines the guidelines and costs for the classes that I teach.
- All classes are private and by appointment.
- I teach 7 days a week with morning, afternoon or evening start times.
- There can be no more than two students in any class.
- I provide the canvas, paints, uses of brushes and an apron.
- Student will complete a painting in each session and is expected to take it home with them.
- Classes can be paid for in cash or with a personal check.
- Each student signs a release or has one signed for them, allowing me to post their class pictures on the web site, social media and in any advertising mediums.
The age guideline to take a youth class is 6 and depending on the skill level and maturity of the student ends at age 12. A youth class lasts about one hour but can run a little longer. I never send a student home until we have satisfactorily completed the painting. My studio is small but I encourage one parent to come and watch their child paint.
The cost for a youth class is $30.00
Normally at age 12, students are enrolled in adult sessions. In some instances I will allow a child over 12 to take one youth class in order to evaluate their skill and determine that they are capable of completing adult sessions. These classes last approximately four hours but, depending on the painting and the students skill level, can take less. Again, we always complete a painting in each session that the student will take home with them.
Cost of an adult class is $55.00
Will my child paint the same picture each time? No. I start them with a pretty basic painting that shows them how to blend paint on the canvas, mix paint on the pallet, clean brushes, etc. Each session I use what they already experienced but try to add new elements each time.. I want them to have fun and succeed while at the same time, learn to paint.
Do I have to stay and watch my child paint? No.. But I encourage parents to stay with younger children for a lesson or two. If you don’t stay with them, I will have them call you at the end of class, or early enough that you can watch them complete the painting.
Can my child bring someone to paint with them? Yes..but the class size is limited to no more than two students
Do I have to sign up for a series of classes? No.. Some people take one class and can tell their friends “Yes, I painted that but it was so easy that I never went back”. Some students paint weekly, other one or two times a month and some only once a year.
My spouse and I would like to have a date night and bring an adult beverage. Is that OK? Yes it is.
Can I buy a gift certificate? Yes you can and I personalize them to the occasion. Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas, Mothers Day, etc.
Can I redeem a gift certificate for cash? No but you can transfer it to another party.