Classes  &  Workshops

Life Drawing Class    

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Oil Painting Classes   Monday and Tuesday   Class is currently closed

Class is suspended until further notice, due to Covid. Dates for next sessions, I currently have three classes a week.

Monday   ???,  2021

Session after that starts: ???, 2021

This painting class is held at my studio, 908 E. Jefferson St.  Louisville KY,

Monday Classes:  9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

                               1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

$200  for  8  consecutive  classes    (or)   $30 per class

Classes are for 8 weeks, you can do a makeup on an alternate classday.

Everyone works on a different project using their own photographic reference or painting directly from life with a still life set up.   In general we paint and have a good time.    While working on your own project I help with drawing, composition, seeing value and mixing color.    I can teach teach the old masters style of painting or the alla prima, wet into wet style of painting and from portrait to still life and landscape.

I only have space for 4 students each day which allows for personal instruction..  

Please contact me

Go Figure    meets every Friday morning  10:00 - 1:00  Class is currently closed


Class is suspended until further notice, due to Covid. We meet every Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.   Cost is $20 per friday     

This is not a class but rather a time for an artist to practice working on the figure.   Some work in oil, pastel or charcoal.

Usually we have one pose every Friday and the model is usually clothed but sometimes we will have a nude.  Anyone who attends the group can request a nude.

This group is open to anyone and the space can accomidate 8 - 10 people..

Contact me:


This class is in 2 - sessions, back to back.  You can take one of the sessions or both  to get more instruction.

Monday's, 6:00 - 8:30 pm   First 6 week session - Sept 13 - Oct 18, 2021

Monday's  6:00 - 8:30 pm   Second 6 week session: Oct 25 - Nov 29 , 2021


$150 for non-members per session    

Members get a discount at checkout (use code MEMBERDRAW at LVA site)

Please register at LVA's Website    502-584-8166

Where - Art Sanctuary, 1433 S Shelby St, Louisville KY

Masks and Social Distancing Required!

Participants will have their temperature checked at the door, masks will be required for the duration of the class, and students will be positioned to maintain social distancing.   Class size is limited.

Seeing and understanding what you see is the foundation for all art.   This class is for artist who want to improve their drawing skills and learn to see and understand the human figure.  Starting with quick sketches and working to longer poses, each student will be taught at their skill level.

No experience is required.  

Bring the following supplies to the first class.

1 - 18” x 24” pad of white paper (not newsprint)

1 - jumbo stick of vine charcoal (about the size of your thumb)

1 - 6”x6” piece of chamois cloth (approximate size)

3 - sticks of vine or willow charcoal (medium or soft grade)

1 - compressed charcoal pencil (hard “General” brand is good)

1 - kneaded and 1 - gum eraser

1 - good sense of humor

Claudia Hammer  contact info:    502-396-0427

To register: please call LVA (Louisville Visual Art)  502-584-8166