Beginner & Young Artist Classes

I started creating when I was in elementary school, of course just for fun. In high school, my imagination couldn't be satisfied; I loved to draw. As I got older, I tried watercolor paints, acrylics, oils, charcoal, pastels, encaustic (which is melted wax), and collage. And when I combine more than one of these, I am called a mixed media artist and it is like making magic. 

In my Beginner & Young Artist Classes, I hope you have fun, experience new ways to create, and challenge yourself to try things you are a bit scared to try. It is when we accept that fear and try that we create the magic.



What to do before painting:

Watch this free video on how to prep your painting surface with gesso. This technique is good on paper and canvas. By prepping our painting surface (substrate) we are able to stop the absorbing factor of our paper; without prepping our surface the paper will suck up our paint. By prepping substrate, our paint will seem brighter and it will take less paint to cover our surface.




The art classes below are great for the beginning artist and established artist. These classes were designed with the beginner or younger student in mind, offering basic design, focal point placement, texture building, subject and medium blending, shading and image enhancement, and creating with a limited color palette. 

Our class focus is on color, story, and how to create art using the art supplies we have; creating on a budget. These three classes may require adult supervision with students under seven years of age. The established student will enjoy exploring the basics of trying new techniques, which are presented in an easy and fun format. 

Click on the pictures above to learn more. 



We have NOT set up a seperate Facebook group for our Young Artists.


As a student, parent, grandparent, or guardian, class art work is always welcomed in my Student Art Community. I would love to see what you have created.

I will send you an invitation to my Student Art Community when you sign up for a class.

You can also email me with any questions at