I'm very excited to announce that I will be teaching classes at the KGAC Academy in Berea, KY,  in September!   I will be teaching a beginner's class called "The ABC's of Acrylic Painting" and will also offer a more in depth class for the beginning painter called " Acrylic Painting for Beginners".  I'll tell you a little about each class..

                ~~~~~~~~~CLASS #1~~~~~~~~~~

The ABC's of Acrylic Painting - This is a one day class where you will learn the very basics; types of canvas, prepping canvas, blending colors, color values and contrast.  These are the building blocks of getting started off on the right foot!  And at the end of the day you will take home your very first completed masterpiece to frame and show off to your family!

This class will be offered on Fridays throughout the  month of September.

                Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28th

                         9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

              with a break for lunch


  ALSO, If you have a painting started at home and you're a little stuck or having problems with it, feel free to bring it in and see if I can help you get "unstuck".  I plan on staying in the classroom thru lunch time for this purpose.

Cost of Class:  $100

                 ~~~~~~~~CLASS #2~~~~~~~~

"Acrylic Painting for Beginners"


While this class is a little more in-depth it is still for the beginning painter, and will be held on 4 consecutive Saturdays, 9 am - 4 pm, with a break for lunch from Noon - 1:00,  beginning in the month of July.  Classes are slated for the following dates:

      Sept.  8, 15, 22 and 29th

  9 am - 4 pm with a break for lunch

You will learn:

     * the best materials at the best prices

     * the uses of gesso

     * how to draw using the Grid system

     * how to fix mistakes -  Don't quit just       because you made a boo-boo!

     * the best brushes to buy (this might surprise you!) and how to care  for them

     * developing an "eye" for composition

     * the importance (and ease) of  contrast - a very important part of EVERY interesting painting!

At the conclusion of your 4th class you will have enough knowledge under your belt to start most any other kind of painting you might want to try next, PLUS, you will have your very own  creation that you can proudly display in your home!

Cost of the entire course:  $375

I encourage you to ask all the questions you want about painting with acrylics.  I am there to answer your questions so you get get started on the right foot!  As with the ABC's class, you are encouraged to bring any painting you may be having trouble with and let me see if I can help you solve your problem and get back on the right track with it.


   So come out, dress comfortably, bring a friend, and join the fun!  

To register for either class and see the photos we'll be working from, click on the link below:

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