Guest Instructors

Allison Doke
Art Discovery

acrylic still-life painting by a child student, Oct. 2017
Acrylic painting by a student, Oct. 2017

This class is for students in middle school and high school who are interested in developing their artistic skills. The class will focus on the basics of art including, drawing, perspective, color theory, and the basics of painting.

Ages 13-19
Saturdays, 2 - 4 p.m.
January 26 - March  2, 2019
6 week session: $120

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Chase King
6-Week Figure Workshop

Painting by Chase Wilson King

Participants will be introduced to the following:

  • Contemporary oil painting techniques
  • Visual deconstruction of the human form
  • Underpainting and mark-making
  • Color design
  • Spontaneous composition building
  • Creating emphasis
  • Abstraction
Ages 18 - Adult
Wednesdays, 7 - 9 p.m.
March 6 - April 10, 2019
6 week session: $230 (includes model fee)

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Shannon Meadows
Character Design I

So many ways to have fun: props, gesture, line proportion, imagination, drama, space, form attitude, expression, pose, idea
Sample characters by Shannon Meadows

Tap into your imagination an learn the basics of character design!

Practice and learn the following:

  • Analyze and mix realistic, abstract and symbolic elements to create something new
  • Play with proportion to find the best expression of your idea
  • Translate photos/realistic drawings into characters
  • Practice and learn from your favorite heroes/villains/comedic characters
  • Sketch and refine multiple dynamic poses of the same character
  • Create a cast of characters
  • Work in pencil and brush pen
Ages 16 + up!
Sundays, 12 noon - 3 p.m.
February 10 - March 17, 2019
6 week session: $130

Questions? Email Shannon Meadows

Charles Scogins
Fine Art Painting Class

oil painting of backlit trees by Charles Scogins

Painting of trees by Charles Scogins

This eight week class enables students to work on subjects of their choice at their own skill level from beginner to advanced. Charles encourages students to work from life, but in this studio class format, using photographic reference is acceptable. Students invest time painting subjects they find exciting which provides a satisfying experience and result.

Ages 18 + up!
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
January 29 - March 9, 2019
8 Week Session: $150
Please make payment arrangements directly with Charles Scogins.
  • The class is open to a variety of media with exception of pastels (due to breathing issues with that medium).
  • Color, composition, and a variety of approaches to painting will be discussed.
  • Students will bring their own supplies but easels are available on site.
  • Please have at least the primary and secondary colors available plus white in opaque mediums, (Yellow, Red, Blue, Violet, Green and Orange).
  • Flat brushes work best and you need not go out and spend large amounts of money on them.
  • A palette knife would also be useful.
oil painting of backlit trees by Charles Scogins
Students of Charles Scogins paint outdoors

oil painting of backlit trees by Charles Scogins
Painting of a student from a class demonstration by Charles Scogins

Questions?  E-mail Charles Scogins (