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Oil Painting Lessons for Children and Adults

Instructor:   Layla Gray

Landscape, still life and portrait painting taught to beginners and intermediate students. Paint mixing, canvas preparation, mediums, brush and palette knife techniques are demonstrated and explored.  Work from favorite photo or still life set-up.

Private Lessons:  $50 per hour


Children's Group Oil Painting Class (minimum of 3)   Ages 8 and up

$40 per child per hour, after school and weekends

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Contact to register for class or more info:

Layla Gray at (703) 625-2646

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Workshop  Instructors

Kurt Schwarz  



The studio sponsors  several classes each year with popular instructor, Kurt Schwarz.    Kurt is a master realist painter specializing in portraiture, still life and landscape.   Check out his website for examples of his amazing work.  

Six to seven week classes are typically held on Thursdays (10:00-1:00)  in the Spring, Summer and Fall. 


Kurt works with all levels of students.  His classes always fill up early!

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Marcia Klioze


Marcia Klioze holds regular classes at the studio, typically on Tuesdays and some Fridays in the daytime.   One of Marcia's specialties is portrait painting from photos.  

Students are encouraged to bring their own projects.  Marcia will assist students in choosing a good photo for portraiture.   Still life set ups are also available for those who prefer still life.    Painting demos will be provided in both styles.  

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KIm Dutton

Oil Painting, muralist, decorative artist 

"I have a passion for the alchemy of paint to transform a surface into something beautiful. With just a brush, I turn canvases into a lush landscape, a wall Into a magical new world, white doors become oak or mahogany, and plaster columns turn into marble."

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