Find great prices and selection in the Art Supply Store for your class supplies!  Supply lists are at the bottom of this page.

New Class Date

Pulling Beauty out of Chaos

 with Staci Swider

Monday January 23, 2017

10 am – 4 pm  All skill levels welcome

In the midst of working on a mixed-media painting you can feel like you've created chaos on the canvas. Let me show you how to turn that chaos into something beautiful. I will take you step-by-step through the creation of a mixed-media painting, using texture paste, acrylic paint, and oil pastels. I'll show you how I create a painting from start to finish, including how to build a background, define shapes, create a focal point, and add details.

Staci Swider has been making art forever, and she remembers making furniture for her dollhouse out of recycled materials, and clothing for her dolls. This love for design led her to study textile design in college, and later created a career as a fabric designer/stylist in the home furnishings industry. Eventually the corporate work gave way to motherhood, and freelance design replace boardroom presentations. It was during those years that she discovered a love for painting, initially with watercolors. Currently she paints with acrylics, layering those with oil pastels and grease pencil, throwing a little collage at it on occasion, and  building things just to shake it up a little. Staci's work has been featured in many solo and group shows, and has appeared in Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Arts magazines among others. Her new book is Acrylic Expressions : Painting Authentic Themes and Creating Your Visual Vocabulary, and she has a new set of four DVDs with Artists Network TV.

The session fee is $135.00...Sign Me Up

New Dates

Drawing and Watercolor Painting for Everyone! With Mark Conrardy

Monday Nights 6:00pm - 8:30pm  6 weeks  February 6, 20, 27, March 6,  20, 27 2017

Here's a fun beginning art class for anyone high school and up. Graphite and charcoal drawing focusing on shapes, shading, perspective and compostion as well as some basic watercolor painting. I will be demonstrating and you will be painting portraits, vegetation and geometric shapes.  We will be using perspective and grids to create the compositions. Also, I will show you how to create luminous colors and discuss other color wheel principles. Other items of discussion will be glazing techniques by layering paint.

The session fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up 


Beginning/Intermediate Oil Landscape Painting with  Steven Whetstone

Wednesday Nights  January 18, 2017

 6 weeks

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

After Steven's informative and impressive HIGH NOON demonstration, we had requests for Steven to teach a landscape class.  This is a relaxing class that will tackle painting landscapes from photographs. Learn how to put light, values, and color in your landscape paintings.

The session fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up



Beginning/Intermediate Oil Portrait Painting with  Steven Whetstone

Wednesday Mornings starting January 25, 2017

6 weeks   10:00 am - 12:30 pm

This Class is FULL

After Steven's informative and impressive HIGH NOON demonstration, we had requests for Steven to teach a portrait class.  This is a relaxing class that will tackle four sessions of painting portraits from photographs and two from live models.  Learn flesh tones, edges, draftsmanship and values.

The session fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up


New Dates and Times

Pet Portraits with Barbara Welles 

Tuesday Mornings  starting  February 7, 2017 

 6 weeks  10:00 am - 12:30 am

 Students will paint in oil or acrylic their favorite pet from a photo. There will be instruction on transferring the photo to the canvas as well as starting and finishing their pet portraits. Welles will give painting techniques and demonstrations to simplify creating hair, eyes, and the nose. She will explain looking for cool and warm colors for a life-like three dimensional effect.

*  Lots of individual help and feedback

The session fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up

Beginning / Intermediate Landscape Watercolor Class - With Steven Whetstone


Beginning January 17, 2017 Tuesday Nights


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


6 weeks 


Taking beginning watercolor to the next level.  A fun and inviting class that will continue with the basic techniques of watercolor and expanding knowledge of materials along with improving drawing skills.  We will produce four works on mediums sizes capturing landscapes and fiqure/portrait.



The session fee is $175..Sign Me Up

Painting Workshop – Landscapes and Nature in Oils or (Acrylics) with Esther Melton 

Thursday Mornings Staring February 2, 2017 

10:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Learn the working methods of establishing a strong design for your paintings. The use of proper brushwork, and understanding the direction of light verses reflected light will be covered. You will practice mixing the “grays” found in nature, in addition to mixing the bright and subtle colors needed to establish an exciting color palette.

This will be a small class with emphasis on individual attention and personal instruction.

All levels welcome.

The session fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up

Michael Del Priore 

2 Day Oil Portrait Workshop

When: April 2017

City Art is pleased to announce a two day portrait-painting workshop with acclaimed portrait artist Michael Del Priore. The workshop will be held in City Art's main gallery, a space proven to be an excellent and inspiring workshop venue. 

Michael Del Priore, a national award winning portrait artist, is a native of South Carolina, His work, ranging from major Presidents of the United States to leaders of major corporations, can be seen in major capitols, supreme courts, and universities. He has studied at the National Academy in New York with Everett Raymond Kinstler, and New York Academy with Nelson Shanks and Daniel Greene. He has given lectures and demonstrations to art and civic groups at the MET in New York City, the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, and the Palette and Chisel in Chicago. His accomplishments include serving as Past Chairman of the American Society of Portrait Artists and as a Fellow of the Artists Fellowship Society of New York.

Join us for a fast paced and fun workshop.

You can find more information on Michael's website

The Workshop fee is $350.00 ...Sign Me Up Deposit fee is $200.00 and final payment of $150.00 due 

Class Supply Lists