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FAQ’S

1.What is the age range of people in your classes?

I teach people of all ages , starting at age 5 and up. My students and I love the diversity.

2.When do classes begin?

All group classes are ongoing – for adults, teens and children. Join anytime.

3.Do you offer private classes?

Yes, you may establish specific hours for one-on-one private instruction. In addition to painting instruction, I teach special focus classes (color theory, etc.) by appointment.

4.How long are your classes?

2 hours.

5.If I miss a class can I make it up?

Yes, on an alternate day.

6.Do I need to have some natural talent and/or ability to draw to take your class?

No, most painters, and artists alike, just have a burning desire to be able to express themselves. Stated simply, a desire to learn is the key element that you need to bring to class. Painting is simply drawing with a brush. You will be able to experience success with painting and drawing in your first class – all you need is the desire to learn.

7.What do I need to bring to my first day of class?

Nothing. For your first class you will not need your own materials. Part of your first class includes all art supplies, familiarizing yourself with the studio and materials that you will use. At that time you will be given an art supply list.

8.Can I drop off my child for class or do I need to stay with them?

I prefer children to be dropped off and picked up. If your child is hesitant to be dropped off, you can stay for a while until they feel comfortable. The exception would be if you, as a parent, would like to enroll in the class as well. I teach many parents and grandparents who enjoy taking classes with their children/grandchildren, and everybody works on their own individual pieces.

9. I’d like to take your class, but I think I will feel very self-conscious.

Know, that everybody feels that way. Just remember how kids feel the first day of school.

10. My child has some learning difficulties in school and I am not sure he/she could handle two hours.

I suggest for the first couple of classes we start with an hour or an hour and a half. You may be pleasantly surprised to find out that with painting and drawing time goes by very quickly. Studies have also suggested the many benefits of art classes for children with fine motor coordination challenges, math, reading and so much more.

11. How are the children classes different than the adult classes?

In the children classes I incorporate additional materials and varied experiences. I teach them to work with paint, clay and many multidimensional experiences. With my teens and adults, the focus is on painting.

12. Before I enroll in art classes do I need experience in drawing?

No. The methods that I use incorporate drawing and painting all at once. Painting is simply drawing with a brush. You will be able to experience success with painting and drawing in your first class – all you need is the desire to learn – I’ll do the rest.