Our goal is to offer the finest quality Art Instruction in the Tidewater area through
Workshops & Seminars, Local Artists & National Teachers
Classes & Workshops
* personalized instruction & support to this community of artists, both students & instructors.
* comfortable, spacious & well lit
* a range of classes to meet most needs of both hobby & serious artists and adventurous spirits
* weekday, evening, and weekend schedules
Class list, organized below by Artist's last name
** Classes will make if at least 5 students register.
Workshops will make if 10 people register. ***
most often classes are ongoing and you can join in!
Oil painting with Norma: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wed
Watercolor painting with Kathy: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thurs. or Sat
Drawing Realism with Ro: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sun
Acrylic Painting with Ro: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Sun
samples of Norma's work
Examples of Kathy's work
Oil Painting with Norma Wilson
Acrylics with Ro Finn
Watercolors with Kathy Staicer
:Classes are self-paced with students
painting subjects of their own choosing. Once a month, Norma suggests a painting and supplies that everyone can paint at the same time!
Beginners are welcome.
Students provide their own materials.
Classes are open to all students
ages 16 yrs. & up
Class rates: $ 70/4 classes (monthly
Drop-in rate: $ 30/1 class
Times: Wednesday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
In Kathy’s classes you can develop your watercolor painting skills, explore new ways of
expressing yourself as well as discover your unique individual style. She presents basic skills
to the class, allows you to work on what she has demonstrated and gives individual attention as needed.
Kathy maintains a positive attitude and encourages her students to have fun with painting!
Her students also get the opportunity to participate in an art show almost every year.
Students are required to provide their own supplies.
Classes are open to all students 16 years and up.
Intermediate: Thursday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Intermediate: Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
* open registration and will begin when a 6-person class is registered.
Private and Semi Private Classes: are available for working on your specific needs.
$120.00 for 8 weeks/ $70.00 for 4 weeks/ $25.00 for drop-ins
Private Classes: $40.00 an hour
Semi Private Classes (two students only) $60.00 an hour
The Art Studio
4605 Pembroke Lake Circle #102
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Questions? Tour of the studio? Register?
sign the Guest Book on Home Page, email, or click buttons next to class descriptions. or call us!
Drawing with Ro Finn
Sharpening your drawing skills will always help in all other areas of your artistic interests, whether oil, acrylic, watercolor, or even sculpting. Learning to draw is the best way to train your eyes and improve your paintings. No prior experience necessary. Learning to draw is as much a skill as learning to write - no "talent" necessary! Our class focuses on drawing from life using graphite, charcoal, or colored pencil. Beginner students are given specific exercises to complete. Once comfortable, students are encouraged to choose their own subjects. Most work from photos for more variety of subject, but working from life is always preferred. Please keep in mind that the nature of drawing is unlike painting. Drawing is a marathon; painting is more like a sprint by comparison. Progress is slow, results take a long time, and patience is definitely a virtue!
Acrylics are a wonderful and versatile medium, ideal for both beginning and seasoned painters. Learn about different kinds of paint, brushes, tools, and techniques. You can choose to either work on your own projects, or paint subjects I offer.
Students provide their own supplies and equipment. Please feel free to email me with any questions, and if you'd like supply recommendations.