Art classes and workshops: schedule, info and registration

Please scroll down to register and pay for art classes, workshops, private or semi-private lessons, or book your own painting party.

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I have extensive art teaching experience (more than 3 decades), great tutoring skills and remarkable painting and drawing skills. I have Master’s degree in Arts, Education and Psychology.

Art instructor and visual artists Inese Poga offers ART CLASSES for any age students: youth, adults and teens older than 10 years.  Students enjoy plenty of attention and very individualized art instruction, watch live demos and get answers to all of their questions. PRIVATE or SEMI-PRIVATE ART LESSON is an exclusive opportunity to learn on your own terms and to explore the areas you are interested most. WORKSHOPS deal with specific set of techniques and explore specific subject, theme, composition, colors, effects and materials.

All classes and all workshops require to have your own materials because it is a huge advantage to know what your paper, canvas, brushes and paints can or will do.

MATERIALS FOR ACRYLIC PAINTING classes and workshopsAcrylic painting materials for art classes

MATERIALS FOR WATERCOLOR, SKETCHING and DRAWING classesWatercolor and sketching materials for art classes


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GIFT CERTIFICATES are available for private, semi-private, private teen’s art classes, as well as for the listed group painting classes and workshops.

Please enter your info and order the gift certificate here. You can receive it in person, via regular mail or online in your inbox.

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JANUARY 16 to FEBRUARY 6, 2018

Class is well suited for youth, adult beginners and everybody who wants to learn drawing, sketching and eventually painting multidimensional scenes and subjects, as well as for teens 10 and up who would like to create their portfolio or simply enjoy creation and find out what it means to draw and paint.

We will explore simple things that create volume and perspective, as well as depth and atmospheric feeling in a painting. Drawing is very important and sketching out the scene helps everybody who works either in watercolor, or in acrylic and oil. Things like buildings, fences, roads, bridges and similar make a great painting, but one has to know how to draw and later paint them.

Watercolor paints and brushes can be provided if you do not have them.

You will need watercolor paper, paper towel, pencil, black pen and eraser (soft, kneaded). Watercolor paper has to be taped onto a firm and light base material for easier handling.

1 spot in watercolor and sketching class for 4 weeks: $85

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WEDNESDAYS 6.30-8.30 pm

JANUARY 17 to FEBRUARY 7, 2018 

Class is well suited for youth, adult beginners and everybody who has a small experience with acrylic paint, as well as for teens 12 and up who would like to create their portfolio or get skilled with acrylic paint application. We use very creative techniques that reveal full range of acrylic paint application options.

Never struggle with blending and color mixing again. We pay special attention to these aspects and learn doing blending the easy way.

Learn how to mix any color from 3 primary colors,, understand how with color temperature and strong contrast an average painting becomes excellent. See materials at the top, click on link. Use smaller canvas if you prefer (12 x 16 in) or our regular size (20 x 16 in).


1 spot in acrylic painting class, 4 weeks: $98

If you would like to organize your own PAINTING PARTY, please let me know. The organizer gets party for free.


BOOK PAINTING PARTIES OR PRIVATE PAINTING EVENTS FOR 6 to 10 PARTICIPANTS! CHOOSE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR OR FUN WITH ACRYLIC. 2 hour events: $50 per person (materials included); 3 hour events: $85 per person (materials, snacks and refreshments included) . Minimum number of participants 6. Please use the  application form below.

Payment for painting party (number of participants x fee per person), total amount

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Drawing, pen, ink and watercolor, watercolor and acrylic, as well as mixed media: still life, flowers, birds, buildings, perspective, landscape, fashion drawing, figure, parts of human body, fashion accessories.  Please let me know what medium and subject you prefer: drawing, sketching, watercolor, pen, ink and watercolor, abstract and textured acrylic or representational acrylic. Create portfolio  and fill up your sketchbook.

If you want to practice drawing or watercolor, I will provide with brushes and watercolor paints. You will need good drawing or watercolor paper, paper towel, pencils, soft eraser and fine black pen that does not bleed with application of water. For acrylic, you will need canvas , acrylic paints in 8 basic colors (see the link above for materials), brushes, white plastic plates and paper towel.

Private art classes for youth and adults, including absolute beginners or artists with skills: 1 to 2 hours a day. Between 12 (noon) and 7 pm. Monday, Thursday or Saturday. From  January 15, 2018 to June  14, 2018. Fees: $50 per hour or $25 per hour if you have a second person to come with you and pay also $25 per hour so that you have a semi-private class.

Private and semi private kids’ and teens’ (up to 15 years) art classes handle the same subjects listed above.  Fees: $35 per hour private lesson, or $18 per hour for semi-private lesson.



Application is completed when payment is made.

In case of unexpected absence, you can transfer your participation fee to another person. We have often people from one family, colleagues or friends.

GIFT CERTIFICATES are available for any event or classes: special birthday, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, Holiday and similar gift certificates are available. They look beautiful, as well.


Please e-mail for last minute inclusions. Payment should be made in advance. You can pay by e-mail transfer, using the Buy Now button (debit, credit cards and Paypal)  or stop by at the studio and pay cash.  Please do not send notifications of absence briefly before the class: every class is set up at least 4 hours ahead.

Please notify at least 7 days prior to project start date of any cancellations to receive a refund (amount paid minus $20. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days prior to painting session or project start date or during the painting session or project. Any fee can be transferred to another participant, as well.

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