private art classes + art parties

Painting class with Mary Tuck. Photo by Nathan Bilow


In addition to regularly scheduled Visual Arts programming, the Center offers private art lessons for children and adults, with skilled instructors in a variety of mediums. Based on your interests, we will match you with an appropriate instructor for an individual or a small group.


Lessons can be held onsite in the Center’s Hawk Visual Arts Classroom, in your home, outdoors, or at another location of your choosing.

*Travel fees may apply for offsite lessons.


Private lessons are $75 per hour for one student, plus $25 per hour for each additional student.

This price does not include materials, which are an additional $10 – $65 per student, depending on the lesson.

lesson options

  • Drawing – Learn the basics of line, shape, form, space, value, texture through drawing your favorite subjects.
  • Painting – Watercolor, acrylic, oil…Choose your painting medium and we will pair you with an instructor who will help you capture the subject of your choosing on canvas.
  • Paint and Drink – Follow along with your instructor to create a painting in acrylic or watercolor. Sip a cocktail or glass of wine while you work. Great for small groups!
  • Sculpture – Learn sculptural handbuilding techniques with air dry or bake clays to create functional or non-functional pieces.
  • Mixed Media – Explore textures by layering various papers, paints, inks, and mixed media materials.
  • Design Your Own – Contact us to find out if we have an instructor for what you’re interested in learning.

schedule your private lesson today!

For more information, or to schedule a lesson, contact us at 970-349-7487 or