Adult Painting & Drawing Classes

Our Fall Session II classes begin the week of October 24th, and meet once weekly. New to art or re-discovering it? Tinker provides a welcoming and supportive studio environment.

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Life Drawing

  • Tuesdays
  • Oct. 24th - Dec. 19th // NO CLASS Nov. 22nd
  • 6:30 - 8:30pm
  • $225 + $15 materials fee

In this 8-week course you will be defining and sharpening your understanding of drawing technique and rendering the human form. The class will include six sessions with a live nude model and two sessions of technique exploration. A balance of one on one as well as whole group instruction will be conducive to a learning environment of all experience levels from beginner to advanced to feel comfortable and gain a personal understanding of the concepts at one's own pace.

Intro to Acrylics

  • Wednesdays
  •  Oct. 25th - Dec. 20th // NO CLASS Nov. 22nd
  • 6:30 - 8:30pm
  • $200 + $25 materials fee

Come enjoy Tinker’s artistic environment with a balance of art making and community to build your painting skills. This 8-week course will be laid out through step by step guidance to ensure all students will be able to understand and progress into their own unique process and creativity. Learn basic skills and techniques while painting a landscape, still-life, and a nature inspired composition. Then focus on a topic of your choice for a final canvas painting. Class begins at 6:30 and has a soft finish between 8:30 and 8:45.


Acrylics 2

  • Thursday
  • Oct. 26th - Dec. 21st // NO CLASS Nov. 23rd
  • 6:30 - 8:30pm
  • $200 + $25 materials fee

Enhance your technical skills and knowledge of color theory during this 8-week course. Learn more about the layering process, creating texture, and continuing to develop the relationship between shadow and highlight. Class begins at 6:30pm with a soft finish between 8:30 and 8:45.

Open Access for Painters

  • Wednesdays
  • Oct. 25th -  Dec. 20th // NO CLASS Nov. 22nd
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • $110 + $15 materials fee (See below for materials fee details.)

Join us for Open Access: Painters, a fun studio session for artists of all levels. During this Open Access session, you have complete access to the studio and materials. Bring your own ideas for projects and a desire to create while you enjoy the community of other painters. Open Access: Painters runs for 8 weeks.

Registration for Open Access includes all Wednesday evening Open Access hours--come and go as you wish! This is an excellent opportunity to continue your artistic practice in a supportive and casual environment. Please note that Open Access does not include any instruction or instructor time. You should be a proficient working independently as a painter in order to register for Open Access.


Open Access for Painters--the materials fee includes use of our paints (acrylics) as well as other non-consumables such as brushes. It does not include canvas or other materials. If you'd like to purchase a canvas (16"x20" or 12"x16") you may do so at the studio, or you may bring your own.


Cancellation Policy:

  • A minimum of 3 students must be enrolled in order for class to be held. We will notify you if your class might not run due to low enrollment.
  • Payment is due in full at time of registration. The Materials Fee is a non-refundable deposit. In the event of a cancellation, tuition will be refunded up to 7 days prior to the start of class. Within 7 days of the class start date, class tuition is non-refundable.