Adult Classes


Classes are founded on the principles of drawing and painting from observation. Student-artists learn technique, theory, and application through mentorship and practice in the time-honored tradition of classical Realist training.

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Basic Drawing and Painting 

Wednesday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Wednesday 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Friday 1:00 to 3:00 pm

For students who have been introduced to the basics. Students will expand their art through a variety of projects using animals, nature, people and still life. The emphasis is on learning to draw and paint using pencil, pastel, charcoal, watercolor and acrylic paint while developing skills in simple perspective, 3D drawing and shading.

Intermediate Drawing and Painting

Thursday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

An introduction to pastel and oil painting, from color mixing to paint handling. Learn how to crop and frame your subject to make a strong composition, the use of value, and paint with both limited and full palettes. Students learn from still-life set-ups, photographs, reference to master painters, and clothed models.

Studio Painting

Tuesday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Bring your own painting project in and work in our studio environment. An instructor will be on hand in the studio. Your materials and tools are not supplied.


Click here for registration or phone 360.738.8379.
Download our brochure.

Figure Study/Open Studio-Long Pose Group

(18 years or younger with written permission)

Tuesday evenings, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

$15 cash per session or $52 for four consecutive sessions.
No refunds for missed sessions.

Session Information and Guidelines:

These evening life figure sessions offer artists at any level an ‘open studio’ for studying a longer nude pose for either drawing or painting. Sessions are held without an instructor. Model stays in same pose (with breaks) for the 2 ½ hours. Models are booked for two or more consecutive sessions to enable artists to create a more involved study. The schedule of models is provided below. Rarely does an emergency arise with a model, necessitating a change.

French easels and drawing horses are available but attendees need to bring their own drawing and/or painting materials. There is a multitude of media: Pencils and /or drawing sticks (graphite, charcoal (used gingerly), colored, etc. – but not powdered forms; Pens &/or inks; Conte sticks; Low odor markers. Painting media: Watercolor, Oils- tubes and sticks ( with Gamsol solvent); Acrylics; Gouache; Tempera. No pastels please.

Sessions start on time.  Please arrive a bit before 7 p.m. so you are set-up and ready to work when the session begins.  If you need to leave or want to leave early, please leave during a break.  This means removing your equipment during the break so it is not disruptive to the group’s work time.

You may contact the facilitator Mary Morton at

Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy 

Wednesday, February 22, March 1 and 8, 11am to 1pm

Tuition: $80 (three 2 hour lessons)

Chinese Calligraphy is a form of zen art which is greatly appreciated. In this class master Kathy Pak will teach you the basics strokes and handling the use of brush, Chinese ink, straw paper and breathing techniques. Usingh all of these techniques you will create cards and works of Chinese Characters, idioms and poems. All materials provided. 

To register Email Kathy Pak at