Adult Art Classes in Painting & Drawing

Join us this Winter for our 8 (Monday Classes) or 9-week (Tuesday - Friday classes) session! 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 | 1/9 - 3/6 | 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: Erica Podwoiski

Acrylics 2

Thursdays | 1/10 - 3/7 | 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 Podwoiski

Oil Painting: Beginners & Intermediate

Mondays | 1/14 - 3/4 | 6:30 - 8:30pm | $210 + $0 materials fee

Class Full! Wait List Below.

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

NEW* - Open Access: Intermediate/Advanced Painting

Mondays | 1/14 - 3/4 | 7:00 - 9:00pm | $150 + $0 materials fee

This 8-week session is designed to give intermediate and advanced acrylic and oil painters the opportunity to continue their work. In this independent study style course, students will bring their own ideas, photos, and materials to enjoy working among a community of other painters. An instructor will join the last 30-minutes of each class (from 8:30-9pm) and be available to check in with students about your progress and any tips for the following week.

Please note that there is no materials fee for this class, and students are required to bring/purchase their own supplies. Upon registration, you will have an option to purchase canvases from Tinker and to purchase the use of studio acrylic paints. Oil paints cannot be purchased at Tinker. (Please contact us if you would like our oils materials list with detailed purchasing information.) Additional canvases can be purchased all session long! Canvases (up to 18x24”) can be stored at Tinker over the course of your session. Paints, brushes, and any other individual student supplies cannot be stored at Tinker.

Meet the Instructor: Jeanne Hougen

Mixed Levels Painting

Tuesdays | 1/8 - 3/5 | 11:30am - 2:00pm | $295 + $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. This class is appropriate for acrylic and oil painters.

Please note that there is no materials fee for this class, and students are required to bring/purchase their own supplies. Upon registration, you will have an option to purchase canvases from Tinker and to purchase the use of studio acrylic paints. Oil paints cannot be purchased at Tinker. (Please contact us if you would like our oils materials list with detailed purchasing information.) Additional canvases can be purchased all session long! Canvases (up to 18x24”) can be stored at Tinker over the course of your session. Paints, brushes, and any other individual student supplies cannot be stored at Tinker.

Meet the Instructor: Jeanne Hougen

Life Drawing

Tuesdays | 1/8 - 3/5 | 6:30 - 8:30pm | $265 + $15 materials fee

Class Full! Wait List Below.

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 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.

Meet the instructor: Erica Podwoiski


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 10 days prior to the start of class. Within 10 days of the class start date, class tuition is non-refundable.