Teaching schedule for 2021. Art Guild Gallery, 402 Main St. N.  Stillwater, MN 55082
 To register, call or E-mail Sharon



Learn to draw what you see.  Drawing is a skill--any skill can be learned, improved and mastered through practice. This class is great for beginners as well as experienced students who would like to brush up on skills and participate in a back to the basics approach.  Creative drawing exercises will provide  students with the knowledge and skills to draw any subject.  Handouts included.

The following 3 dimensions to drawing will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced in class:

1. ACCURACY --- This is achieved through  4 principles of drawing: angles, plumb lines, proportions and positive and negative shapes.  Each principle is discovered through fun exercises. These exercises also shift visual information processing from the left brain hemisphere to the right (where artists needs to be).
2.  DEPTH --- Depth is developed by using perspective ( ellipses, vanishing points, horizon lines, etc.),  value gradations (objects closer and further away) and line quality (thick, thin, broken, light and dark). 
3.  REALISM--- Realism is accomplished with 6 types of value.  Light falling over a form creates light tone, middle tone, dark tone, highlight, cast shadow and reflected light.

Supply List:  
Pencils (any kind). 
Standard printer paper (8 1/2 x 11 )
A firm board/backing to tape the paper down.
Tablet of tracing paper.
Red  pencil. 
Table easel.

Cost:  $200.00 (meet once a week for 5 weeks).
Where: Art Guild Gallery, 402 Main St. N., Stillwater, MN 55082
Masks are optional.


September 23,30, October 7, 14, 21
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Oil Painting - Beginner

This is the perfect class for anyone who has put off the joy and thrill of learning to paint.  Following the instructor's step-by-step process, you will be amazed at what you accomplish.  This class is a great introduction to brush, canvas, and paint; while learning lots of basic and essential painting techniques. 2 11x14 paintings will be done.  Most of all -- a confidence building experience.  Handouts included.

Cost:   $160.00.  All materials provided.
Bring a sack lunch.


No dates available at this time

Oil/Acrylic Painting - open studio

Some painting experience needed for this class. Participants will paint at  their own pace  with individual guidance and instruction.
Demonstrations will include general instructions and then anything requested by participants, such as a current painting issue or a specific demonstration for a specific skill.
Discussions will cover many aspects of painting including the principles and elements of design, color theory, color mixing, color perspective, methods of paint application, and degrees and types of value.
Critiques are an essential part of improving and understanding composition and design.  Instructor will spend time each session evaluating your paintings and sharing tips for better ways to enhance and improve your paintings.
Handouts on general and specific information are included.

Supply List:  Bring your current supplies. You will also need a table easel and odorless turpentine.
Cost: $160.00 (meet once a week for 4 weeks).
Where: Art Guild Gallery, 402 Main Street N., Stillwater, MN 55082
Masks are optional.


September  23, 30, October 7, 14

9:30 am -12:00 pm

Private Painting and Drawing Lessons

If you are beginning or want to enhance your skills with one on one instruction, try private lessons.  The medium you choose can be watercolor, oil, drawing,or acrylic.
Call or email to schedule a time.
Cost: 30.00 an hour.

String Painting Classes/Acrylic

Apply the background with a palette knife after mixing the colors to the right consistency.  Dip the string into paints, swirl onto the canvas and pull.  So simple and exciting!!

Supply List:  An old apron or shirt. Bring a piece of cardboard or box lid(larger than12x16) to carry the wet piece.  Acrylic drys fast, but this is still wet for a day.  All other materials provided.

Cost: $40.00.   One 12x16 painting will be done. Besides the listed class times, you can bring in your own group (4-8 people). Call to schedule a time that is convenient for your group.  Evenings and weekends are also available.

Pour Painting with String

Pour Painting with String


No dates available at this time

  Pour Painting Classes /Acrylic

This process is more fun than you can imagine!  So easy, relaxing and creative.  Pick your colors, mix them in cups, pour onto the canvas and watch the magic happen.


Supply List: An apron or old shirt--it can be a messy experience.
 All other materials are provided.
Cost:  $40.00.Two 8x10 paintings willed be poured.  Besides the listed classes, you can bring in your own group (4-8 people).  Call to schedule a time that is convenient for your group.
Evenings and weekends are also available for classes.

No dates available at this time


Painting with Friends/Acrylic

No painting experience necessary.  It's all about having a good time!  Fun and easy instruction.  Just follow the step-by-step instruction and recreate the featured paintings.  Acrylic paint is used, so your piece will be dry to take home.  Enjoy the relaxed, social environment.  Be prepared to surprise yourself with an amazing piece of art.

Supply List:  All materials are provided.  You will need an apron or old shirt.

Cost :  $40.00 a class. 

CLASS SCHEDULING:   Get your group together (4-10 people).  Call or email me to schedule a time and date.  Evenings and weekends are also available for class.


Sunset Evening

Birch Trees

Painting with Friends



Bring your group, family, party, or club.

Select from the following paintings or the paintings shown above (Painting with Friends) and schedule your own time and date.

Cost: $40.00.  All materials provided.


Ready to Read



Floral Abstract


Blue Flowers


Mountain Landscape

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