Adult Art Classes in Painting & Drawing

Our Fall Session 1 classes begin the week of August 20th, and meet once weekly for 9 weeks. (Monday classes meet for 8 weeks with no class on Monday, September 3rd). New to art or re-discovering it? Tinker provides a welcoming and supportive studio environment.

Not interested in a full session? Check out our Friday Art Nights for a casual, fun night of painting with our talented instructors!

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Intro to Acrylics

Wednesdays | 8/22 - 10/17 | 6:30 - 8:30pm | $235 + $25 materials fee

Join us on Wednesday evenings to learn acrylics! This 9-week course will be laid out through step by step guidance to ensure all students will be able to progress into their own unique painting process and style. Learn basic skills and techniques while painting subject matter such as a landscape and still life. Then focus on a topic of your choice for a final canvas painting.

Meet the Instructor: Jeanne

Acrylics 2

Thursdays | 8/23 - 10/18 | 6:30 - 8:30pm | $235 + $25 materials fee

Enhance your technical skills and knowledge of color theory during this 9-week course. Learn more about the layering process, creating texture, and continuing to develop the relationship between shadow and highlight.

Meet the Instructor: Erica Day

Oil Painting: Beginners & Intermediate

Mondays | August 20th - October 15th // No Class September 3rd | 6:30 - 8:30pm | $210 + $0 materials fee

This 8 week session is designed to give the beginning oil painter the basic skills necessary to begin their oil painting journey, while supporting students with more experience to expand their skills. Practice both painting from life, as well as from a photo reference, and learn the basics of the visual language needed to create your own unique oil paintings. 

Please note that there is no materials fee for this class, and students are required to purchase their own supplies. After registering for the class, we will email you a supply list with detailed information about where you can purchase your supplies.

Meet the Instructor: Jeanne Hougen

Mixed Levels Painting

Tuesdays | August 28th - October 16th | 11:30am - 2:00pm | Acrylics $290 + $25 materials fee | Oils - $290 + $0 materials fee

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for an All Levels Painting course. Come as a beginner to learn technique, or enjoy the community of other painters as you work on your own subject matter with the support of a skilled instructor.

We provide acrylics materials, but if you choose to use oils you will need to purchase your own supplies. After registering for the class, we will email you a supply list with detailed information about where you can purchase your supplies.

Meet the Instructor: Jeanne Hougen

Life Drawing

Tuesdays | August 21st - October 16th | 6:30 - 8:30pm | $265 + $15 materials fee

In this 9-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 three 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.

Meet the instructor: Erica Day


Cancellation Policy:

  • A minimum of 4 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.