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You were born

an artist, 

Let me teach you to paint. 

My dear Creative Spirit, Dreamer, Seeker of Joy & Light,

     In the beginning you were born an Artist, but if you are like most people, you have wandered away from joy-filled, gratifying creativity.  You still remember inspired time spent creating, right?

     

      Allow me to help guide you back to the Artist you are with my easy to learn, step-by-step painting process.  After a lifetime of painting and more than a decade of teaching thousands of students, the process has proven itself time and time again, and it will work for you.

 

     Not only will you learn to work in stages and logically build your masterpiece from a blank canvas, but you will also experience once again the joy of creating and adding color and beauty back into your world, and most importantly you, the Artist, will reclaim your Creative Spirit.

     

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In-Person Classes

Weekly, in-person painting classes are taught at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center located at 5290 Main Street, in historic, downtown Spring Hill, Tennessee.

 

Acrylics Classes are taught on Tuesdays from 10am to 11:30am. Students bring their own supplies, and a list will be provided at registration.  Class fee is $110 per 4-week session.  To register, call or text 615-668-8263.

Watercolor Classes are taught on Fridays from 10am to 11:00am beginning January 7 and running through February 11. Students bring their own supplies, and a list will be provided at registration.  Class fee is $150 per 6-week session.  To register, call or text 615-668-8263.

Open Studios are offered on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10am to 11:30am. Students bring their own supplies and may paint with oils, acrylics, watercolors or gouache. Instructor floats from student to student to provide assistance, suggestions, and feedback. Think of it as a private lesson, only in a group setting with a much lower group class fee. Open Studio is $50 for each session and includes a pre-sketched canvas with the photo you provide a week in advance.  To register, call or text 615-668-8263. Drop-ins are welcomed. 

Paint-Along in Watercolor

Each month a 2-hour Paint-Along Watercolor class is offered at both the Spring Hill Enrichment Center (in the evening) and at the Lodge of Southern Springs (in the morning), both in Spring Hill, Tennessee. All studio supplies are included in the workshop fee of $50, including pre-stretched, pre-sketched 5 x7 watercolor paper. Your final painting will be suitable for framing. Click here to send name and email to be alerted when new calendar of classes is published. To register, call or text  615-668-8263.

On-Line Video Classes

A complete video library of demonstrations and lessons is available through Patreon for only $25 per month at the Creative Spirits level. Other tiers and benefits are also available.

Private Lessons

Private lessons may be scheduled. Student must bring painting supplies and reference photo.  Mediums include oils, acrylics, and watercolor. Student may also bring a friend for additional charge of $35 to cover studio fee. Private lessons are $150 for 2 hours. To register, call or text  615-668-8263.

Workshops

Occasionally workshops are scheduled at the studio in Spring Hill to cover specific topics, including:

  • Pet Portraits,

  • House or Wedding Venue Portraits,

  • Bridal Bouquet Portraits,

  • Winter Birds in oils,

  • Tonalist vs Colorist Approach,

  • Substrates Bootcamp,

  • Adding Autumn Luminosity in Watercolor, and 

  • Color Bootcamp.

In Workshops, all supplies are included and the workshop typically lasts 4-5 hours. Workshop fee is $150, plus a lunch fee if that option is available. Click here to send name and email to be alerted when new calendar of classes is published. 

Adventure Awaits!

Illustrated Travel Journaling

Occasionally Adventure Awaits! Illustrated Travel Journaling workshops are scheduled at fun and historic locations around middle Tennessee, including:

  • The Hermitage,

  • Belle Meade Mansion,

  • Belmont Mansion,

  • The Athenaeum,

  • The Polk Home,

  • Cheekwood, and 

  • More!

In Adventure Awaits! Illustrated Travel Journaling workshops, students bring their own watercolor travel journals. Students are welcome to bring all of their supplies, but basic watercolor kits, pencils, brushes, and washer cups are available for students to use. Workshop fee is $65 + admission fee to historic site. Students may bring a lunch or many times a café is available on the historic property.  We typically meet at the property at 10am and tour, lunch at noon, and paint until 3pm. Click here to send name and email to be alerted when new calendar of classes is published.