art classes

art classes

Questions?   (219) 718 - 5723  /  thecompletepainter@gmail.com

Private lessons & lessons as a gift

Hello all, Jeffry here! 

Here you can sign-up and pay for one of my local art classes or courses.

Below you will find classes and locations currently offered.

Note!   It's encouraged to actually call or send me a note to answer any questions and confirm you paid for the location and time you intended.

If any fees are paid for a class that ends up being cancelled or postponed for any reason, you will get a full refund.

If wanting to pay in person, please contact me to meet when I may be at one of the locations, or to set up paying the start of class.

If you really want to join us, it's strongly suggested to pay in advance to iensure we meet our minimum enrollment, and to save a spot since classrooms are limted in size with maximum students at 8 - 10 people.

PAYMENTS

Besides paying in person, I also take payments here online through the secure payment service PAYPAL.  No PAYPAL account required.  They charge a small fee (around 3%) for their service.

NOTE!  Because we depend on enrollment, refunds cannot be made once the session has started.  For the sake of everyone, please try your best to attend once you are signed up.  let me know if any issues, etc. ahead of time and I'll do my best to accomidate you.  Thanks a bunch!

current courses

Painting I Crash course

(any location)

 

This month-long course meets weekly and covers everything a new, or less experienced painter needs in order to complete a simple professional looking painting – and prepares them for independent study or my intermediate class Painting II.

 

Painting 1    4-class Workshop contents:

  • Various artist supplies are first thoroughly covered

  • Making the colors you want or actually see is demoed then practiced.

  • Next a very simple, small practice painting using our new color mixing skills will be done together as a class.

  • Last, students first learn how to choose or create an image that not only makes a good composition – but is also easier to paint successfully. Then complete the painting.

 

This workshop uses oils, but information can easily be applied to other mediums.

current painting i locations

Painting I Crash course

Hobby Lobby Merrillville, IN.

 

4 classes.  Meets the first 4 Saturdays of each month, 1 - 4 pm.

Supplies not included - see recommended supply list below.  Call for questions on supplies or substituting supplies.

 

Tuition $60

Painting I Crash course

Hobby LobbyTinley Park IL.

 

4 classes.    Call for availability

Supplies not included - see recommended supply list below.  Call for questions on supplies or substituting supplies.

 

Tuition Call for availability

Painting I Crash Course Supply List

  • Oil colors – any size:

         Titanium White (save buying a larger tube if possible - ex. 200mil. )

         Cerulean Blue

         Ultramarine Blue

         Cadmium Yellow (or Cadmium Yellow Light)

         Cadmium Red (or Cadmium Red Light)

         Alizarin Crimson

  • Variety pack brush set (discussed the 1st class - best to wait and buy then)

  • Trowel-shaped painting knife (2-3 inch length - steel recommended)

  • 8x10 canvas (stretched or canvas board)

  • 20” x 30” white foam core sheet (for painting pallets)

  • Odorless or low odor paint thinner (quart - or gallon sized recommended)

  • Pencil and paper for notes

Painting I Crash Course Supply List

  • Oil colors – any size:

         Titanium White (save buying a larger tube if possible - ex. 200mil. )

         Cerulean Blue

         Ultramarine Blue

         Cadmium Yellow (or Cadmium Yellow Light)

         Cadmium Red (or Cadmium Red Light)

         Alizarin Crimson

  • Variety pack brush set (discussed the 1st class - best to wait and buy then)

  • Trowel-shaped painting knife (2-3 inch length - steel recommended)

  • 8x10 canvas (stretched or canvas board)

  • 20” x 30” white foam core sheet (for painting pallets)

  • Odorless or low odor paint thinner (quart - or gallon sized recommended)

  • Pencil and paper for notes

Painting Ii  independent study

(any location)

 

This class is for those who took Painting I, or those with previous experience.  Students from the Painting I Workshop can continue using those supplies.   Others should call and confirm supplies.  Any opaque paint is acceptable including: oils, acrylics, alkyds, water mixable oils, etc.

 

  • Students will get help painting subjects of their choice, with a featured topic discussed or demonstrated each week – including reference photography, taking photos of your work, creating dramatic lighting, advanced color mixing, artist’s perspective, painting specific subjects such as water, trees, mountains, glass, figures & portraits, etc.

current painting ii locations

Painting iindependent study

Hobby Lobby Merrillville, IN.

 

Single classes.  Meets each Monday, 1 - 4 pm.

Best to call or write to confirm before paying here or just showing up.

Supplies not included - see recommended supply list below.  Call for questions on supplies or substituting supplies.

 

Tuition $15 each

Painting Ii independent study supply List

Since Painting II students should have had some experience before, bring the 

supplies you normally work with.  However, paints should be some type of opaque paint such as acrylics, oils, water-mixable oils, alkyds, etc.  Cheap paints such as temperas, or transparent paints such as watercolors should not be used for this class.

  • Colors recommended, but not required:

         Titanium White

         Cerulean Blue

         Ultramarine Blue

         Cadmium Yellow (or Cadmium Yellow Light)

         Cadmium Red (or Cadmium Red Light)

         Alizarin Crimson

  • Odorless or low odor paint thinner if using oil-based paint

  • Pencil and paper for notes