The Art Studio ~ Our Place to Paint                  751-630 8002
4605 Pembroke  Lake Circle #102  VB 23455

    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:              9 a.m. - 1 p.m.   Tues.   or  6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wed
Acrylic painting with Nancy:         9 a.m. - 1 p.m.   Tues.
Watercolor painting with Kathy:   9 a .m.- 1 p.m.   Thurs. or Sat 
Portrait painting with Danielle:     6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Tues.
Encaustic workshop with Eloise Shelton-Mayo     May 18th   completed                                           will schedule another if you are interested            June 1st      completed
Stay tuned for information about an upcoming Airbrush class
samples of Norma's work
Examples of Kathy's work
Oil Painting with Norma Wilson
 Acrylics WITH Nancy Lucks
In this 3 week class, Nancy will guide you through the composition, design and painting to complete a seascape.

Day:  Tuesdays

Time:  10 a.m. to 12 o'clock noon

Cost:   $58/3classes

limited to 8 students

Samples of Nancy's work
Watercolors with Kathy Staicer
:Classes are self-paced with students 
 painting subjects of their own choosing.

Beginners are welcome.  
Students provide their own materials.

Classes are open to all students 
             ages 16 yrs. & up

 Class rates:   $  65/4 classes (monthly
Drop-in rate:   $  25/1 class

Times:  Tuesday:    10 a.m.  to 1:00 p.m.

       Wednesday:      6  p.m. to 9:00 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.

Beginners:                 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.

Class Rates:

$110.00 for 8 weeks/ $70.00 for 4 weeks/ $25.00 for drop-ins

Private Classes:                                            $30.00 an hour
Semi Private Classes (two students only)      $50.00 an hour
Contact Us
Contact Us
The Art Studio
                              4605 Pembroke Lake Circle  #102                              
Virginia Beach, VA   23464 

Questions?  Tour of the studio?  Register?
        Telephone:  630-8002

sign the Guest Book on Home Page, email, or click buttons next to class descriptions.  or   call us!
       Painting Portraits From Photographs 
                with Danielle Eckhardt
​Danielle brings a passion for art as well as many years of study.  
She's studied at The Corcoran in Washington, D.C., at Temple University, and 
from numerous artists.

Tuesday nights June 3rd -July 22nd 6 pm-9 pm
This intermediate class focuses on using 
Old Masters Techniques with Contemporary Application. 
By increasing our pallet to include translucent colors for glazing, we build on top of our foundation. 
By working in grisaille for an underpainting we will add thinly applied layers of glaze to slowly build up the opaque whites for the lightest light of the final glaze. 

1st Class will focus on drawing from a live model to understand the anatomy of the face, axes of the head, perspective and foreshortening. With this new knowledge we will begin drawing our portrait on canvas.

2nd Class  we begin our underpainting in grisaille.
3rd - 7th Classes use oil glazes to build up our opaque whites.

Final class we finish our final glaze and participate in a rewarding critique.
Class fee: $150 for eight 3-hour classes. 
(Includes $10 model fee for the first class)

Registration must be made in advance

(Go to select “Send Money” to and amount.  If you have any questions please let me know)

Class Supply list:
1. Some intermediate quality brushes: 
Silver Grand Prix Filbert in size 2, 4, 6  
Vermeer Flat in size 2, 4, 6
Mop Brush, medium and large. 
Set of brown bristled Crayola watercolor brushes (yes this is real)
2. Oil Colors: 
cadmium red, cadmium yellow, alizarin crimson, French ultramarine blue, Flake white, burnt umber, transparent yellow oxide, transparent red earth, sap green, cerulean blue, 
3. one or more canvases of smooth portrait quality, or wood painting panel
4. Oderless paint thinner with glass container to keep it in
5. Paper pallet
6. Jar of Linseed oil
7. Table top easel 
8. Sketchbook, pencil or charcoal, eraser and a ruler
9. painting rags
10. Photograph of portrait to paint

​Portraits in Oil with Danielle: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tues.
  please include 
  a snail mail address in 
  your email to Nancy 
Double click here to add text.
in one afternoon, look what they created!
A great success!  Tell us if you'd like to do it too!