Painting Technique Workshops and Art Courses

I Paint Today offers a variety of painting experiences for the whole family. Whether your interest is in a single social painting experience or a more in depth study of painting, we offer it here at I Paint Today.

Paint and Party

Every class is a painting party with music, laughter and fun for all.  Our family friendly Paint and Party Classes are open to students’ age 12 through adults.

Come once, you’ll be hooked! You will be amazed! It will be easy to create a work of art on canvas or glass you’ll be proud to put on your shelf or wall. You will yearn to learn how the canvas paintings are ranked by the Maxie Makay Method so you can maximize your experience by learning specialty painting techniques and tricks of the trade. But, we’ll keep it our little secret. Remember now, all classes, regardless of stage, are beginner friendly so try them all! Take them in a progression or mix them up. Class length is about 2 hours for canvas painting and 1 ½ hours for glass painting. However, these times are approximate. We don’t tend to watch the clock so feel free to take more time if you need it. However, please arrive a few minutes prior to start time to set up and get the artist in you flowing!

Paint and Sip

Our adult painting classes tend to be a little more mature. Therefore we ask our artists to be 18 or older. However, if we are in a restaurant that serves alcoholic beverages the class is limited to students aged 21 and older.  These classes allow our students to relax, have fun, socialize, paint, and party just a bit heartier.

Although classes are open for all skill levels, the paintings are ranked by the Maxie Makay Method for students who want to maximize their experience and learn specialty painting techniques and color mixing, a fancy way of saying “Oh boy, I get to play with paint and have myself a blast!”  All classes, regardless of stage, are beginner friendly so don’t be afraid to try the stage II and Stage III paintings. I promise you can do it!  Class length is about 2 hours of fun, music, and laughter. However, these times are approximate. We don’t tend to watch the clock so feel free to take more time if you need it. Register for a class today and please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to start time.

Painting Technique Workshops

Our 1, 2 or 3 day workshops are designed for both adults and children. (Ages 2-6 with an adult, 7-13, 14-17 and Ages 18 and Up). For the adult we offer workshops in both Acrylic Painting Workshops and Oil Painting Workshops.

For children we offer acrylic painting techniques disguised in special Paint and Craft Workshops for Kids. Shhhh! don’t let your child know he or she is learning while doing painted crafts. It will be our little secret!

Acrylic and Oil Painting Workshops for Adults

I Paint Today offers single class workshops for adult artists that are interested in learning specific techniques for painting with oils or acrylics. The instruction in these workshops are much more detailed for the growing artist. Topics for these workshops include: Learning to Paint Distance and Perspective, A study on Painting Trees, How to Paint with a Palette Knife and Various Ways of Using Specific Brushes and Unique Items for creating texture. Visit the I Paint Today Calendar to find a workshop for you.

In addition to the instructional part of the workshop, each of these workshops comes with a separate additional practice session offered Sunday’s between 1:00pm and 2:30pm. There will also be an instructor walking around assisting each student as needed during his or her practice session.

Acrylic Painting Workshops for Kids

During the school year our painting workshops for children are offered in the afternoon on holidays and some of the short school days.  Our children’s art classes are tailored for children ages 2-17.  Classes are usually about an hour and a half in length and are tailored to entertain and engage young minds. We have a wide selection of artwork for kids art classes that includes fun and whimsical paintings as well as more serious works of art like landscapes and seascapes for the aspiring art students.

We engage in various activities during these classes as they are specifically tailored to entertain our younger art students as they learn. Time will go by like the snap of a finger! Our kids make new friends as they explode with a rainbow of creativity and color! Adults may take the class for the same discounted rate and join in the fun or just come and help their child or watch and have a blast! These learning workshops for kids are disguised in various painting projects whether it’s painting canvas, glass, ceramics or using glue and glitter to build an art sculpture.

Open Studio Paint and Craft Classes

I Paint Today offers variety of Open Studio Paint and Craft Classes for both adults and kids ages 2 through adults.

On the weekends, kids can come to our Open Studio Glass Painting Classes on Saturday where they are more than welcome to do the glass painting or other crafting. On Sunday, our Open Studio Paint and Craft Classes range from age 2 and up and our Paint and Party Classes from age 12 and up.

Saturday Open Studio Glass painting is fun for the whole family and one of our most popular Open Studio classes we offer whether it’s a wine glass, drinking glass, candle holder, mug or vase. Seasonal and holiday themed classes are also popular as well.

On Sunday afternoons, we offer a family friendly Open Studio Paint and Craft Class with a new fun project every week.

However, because both classes are Open Studio, if you’re in the mood to be creative, feel free to choose from the many painting projects we have available whether it’s glass, canvas, paper, wood, ceramics, masks or other seasonal surfaces. And, we do have ornaments all year round. So, you can start those Christmas presents early. And, even better, no hidden costs. All materials are included in the cost.

4 Week Art Courses and Private Lessons

Our 4 Week Art Courses are also designed for both adults and children. These courses are for the more serious artist. Even if you’ve never painted before, you will begin learning to create more professional looking paintings. For adults we offer Adult Acrylic Painting and Oil Painting Courses. For kids we offer an Afterschool Acrylic Painting Course. Courses are designed so that each student will learn at his or her own pace. This is a great way to advance from month to month.

Adult or Kids Acrylic Painting Courses and Adult Oil Painting Courses

Our 4 Week Art Courses are designed for both adults and children. These courses are for the more serious artist. Even if you’ve never painted before, you will begin learning to create more professional looking paintings with much more detailed instruction on painting techniques and painting theory. For adults we offer Adult Acrylic Painting and Adult Oil Painting Courses. For kids we offer a Monday Afterschool Acrylic Painting Course.

The courses are held on the same day each week for 4 weeks.  Each class comes with 2 days: an instructional day with new information and a practice lab session. However, in the event you have to miss an instructional day class, your make-up day will take the place of your practice lab session on Sunday between 1pm and 2:30pm. During this make-up session you will learn the techniques that you missed. However, if you don’t need to make-up a class, we allow students the 2 days per lesson.

Again, there is a day for instruction of new material and a day for a practice lab session. The practice session is offered at the same time as the make-up class, on Sunday afternoons between 1pm and 2:30pm. There is also an instructor available for extra help during all practice lab sessions.

Prices include all the supplies necessary to complete the course. Check the I Paint Today Calendar for information on when the next Art Course starts.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are geared more specifically to student needs, wants and desires.  Although they are offered 7 days a week, please contact us for availability. Pricing is $60 for 50 minutes for single lessons or $50 for 50 minutes when paying in advance for 4 lessons. Please contact us to inquire about available time and to set a free appointment for more information and need assessment. We offer topics such as:

  • Fine Art Drawing with Pencil, Charcoal and Pastels
  • Fine Art Pen and Ink Drawing
  • Fine Art Cartooning with Mixed Media
  • Acrylic Tole Painting on Paper, Canvas, Wood, Ceramics and Glass
  • Watercolor Landscape, Still Life or Floral Painting
  • Fine Art Acrylic Landscape, Still Life or Floral Painting
  • Fine Art Wet-on-Wet Landscape, Still Life or Floral Oil Painting
  • Fine Art Abstract with Mixed Media Painting on Canvas, Wood and Hardboard

Paint and Party     Paint and Sip     Wine Glass Painting     Acrylic Painting

 Oil Art Courses     Private Lessons     Kids Art Classes     Paint and Craft

Oil Painting Workshops      Open Studio      Acrylic Painting Workshops     

Kids Paint and Craft     Special Events     Private Parties

 Adult Introduction to “Wet on Wet” Oil Painting Course

Introductory courses covering basic painting techniques with an emphasis on contemporary applications of the oil paint medium and solvents. The objective of this course is to provide students with the skills necessary to create paintings by using knowledge of pictorial composition and knowledge of materials, tools and techniques used in this style of oil painting.

Courses are 4 weeks long and cover the basics through an engaging introduction to oil painting. Topics include the use of composition, the proper use of a color palette, texture, form and value through landscape painting as well as understanding various paint brushes, their uses and proper care. By the end of the course, students will have a basic understanding of these concepts and some of the basic tools used to accomplish their painting goals.

 Adult Introduction to Acrylic Landscaping Painting Course

An introductory art course covering basic painting techniques with an emphasis on contemporary applications of the acrylic paint medium. The objective of this course is to provide adult art students with the skills necessary to create original paintings by using knowledge of pictorial composition and knowledge of materials, tools and techniques used in acrylic painting.

The 4 class course provides the basics through an engaging introduction to acrylic painting. Topics include the use of composition, the color palette, texture, form and value through landscape painting as well as understanding various paint brushes, their uses and proper care. By the end of the course, students will have a basic understanding of these concepts and some of the basic tools used to accomplish their painting goals.

Kids Ongoing After School Painting Programs for Ages 5-8 and 9-13

This introductory course covers basic painting techniques with an emphasis on contemporary applications of the acrylic paint medium with a focus towards younger minds. The objective of this course is to provide young art students with the skills necessary to create their own original paintings by using knowledge of pictorial composition and knowledge of materials, tools and techniques used in acrylic painting.

These Friday classes provide the basics through an engaging introduction to acrylic painting. Topics include the use of composition, a landscape color palette, texture, form and value through landscape painting as well as understanding various paint brushes, their uses and proper care. By the end of the course, students will have a basic understanding of these concepts and some of the basic tools used to accomplish their painting goals.

Two age groups are offered simultaneously. We offer a class for kids ages 5-8 and we offer a class for kids ages 9-13.

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