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.
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Open Studio Figure Study

(18 years or younger with written permission)

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

Models fee is $15 “cash” each session.

($52 for four consecutive sessions. No refunds for missed sessions)

Information and Guidelines

These figure study sessions offer artists of all skill levels an ‘open studio’ for studying a nude pose for drawing, painting or sculpting. Sessions are held without an instructor. Model stays in same pose (with breaks) for 2 ½ hours and are booked for two or more consecutive sessions to enable you to create a more involved study. 

French easels and drawing horses are available but you must bring their own drawing and/or painting materials. You can use a range of media: pencils and /or drawing sticks (graphite, charcoal (used gingerly), pens and or inks; Conte sticks; Low odor markers. Painting media: watercolor, oils- tubes and sticks (with Gamsol solvent); acrylics; gouache; tempera. (No pastels or powdered forms please)

Sessions start on time so 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.

For more information Email Mary Morton at