Classes By Medium



  • Acrylic
  • Drawing
  • Oil
  • Pastel
  • Plein Air
  • Sip & Paint
  • Special Media
  • Watercolor

Self Portrait Painting with Galen Pittman

Learn one of the most difficult aspects of portrait painting to capture the likeness of one’s self.  Observing and recording the subtle intricacies that define an individuals unique characteristics are the tools one needs to create an accurate portrait.

The understanding of value, color and their importance as essential components in mastering he art of portrait painting will also be strongly emphasized in this course.

This is an intermediate/advanced class open to all media.  Bring the materials for working in a media that you are very familiar with (oil, acrylic, drawing, pastels, etc.)

In this unique two day workshop we will work from both photos and life trough the mirror.

DAY 1:  Through the study of a photo of one’s self, the student can observe their own characteristics without constant unnoticeable angle shifts, as well as removing the dynamic of how one sees them self in the mirror.

DAY 2:  Working from life.

Required materials:  photo of your self, medium and supplies of choice (oil paint, acrylic paint, etc.) Mirror with a stand (we do have small 8×10 mirrors available, but a larger mirror will be much easier to work from)

Instructor: Galen Pittman
Dates: ($),
Session Dates: April 11th & 12th (Thurs & Friday) 3:30-6:30 PM ($100.00)

One day Pastel Color & Energy Workshop

Whether you are brand new or have been painting for years everyone can learn something new when it comes to working with color. Color is the number one way to evoke emotion in a work of art. How can you express yourself more successfully with color and create art with high energy? Come find out.

May 16, 2018 10 am – 4 pm $150 (includes samples from sponsors of Richichi workshops).

Start with the color wheel

Before arriving at the class, be familiar with the layout of the basic color wheel seen at the bottom of the page. If you have never made a color wheel, you’ll have your chance to select this exercise to tackle.  If you already know the color wheel inside and out, your assignments will be more advanced. Everyone will learn something new in this workshop.

Color intimidates many people. We’ll break it down and make it less daunting.

What colors are you drawn to? How do you mix colors to get them to do what you want them to do? How do you work with prismatic, pure colors and create neutrals so that the colors you want to stand out sing? What about creating a high energy  work of art? Do you know how to not go over the top? There is so much about color to learn. You will take a journey into color theory and come out the other side smiling as your color confidence grows.

Learn from nature

After we work in the studio blending, mixing and selecting color schemes, you will learn how colors change depending on the time of day, temperature of the light and whether in the light or in the shadows. Intermediate to advanced? Personalized attention at your easel to guide you and advance

Mini Lessons reap huge rewards

Each mini lesson is specifically prepared to upgrade your color knowledge so you drive away understanding color challenges better than ever. You will receive specific assignments based on your level of experience. You will receive instruction tailored for your specific needs. Mixing? Seeing color? Creating harmony? Understanding warm and cool colors? After instruction, select the assignment right for you. You know what you need more help with.


If registered, please download the following document and review the materials prior to class: Download

if you’re interested in purchasing the Linda Richichi pastel set, click HERE

Instructor: Linda Richichi
Session Dates: May 16th 10am - 4pm ($150.00)

Senior Drop-In

Free for art enthusiasts over 65 (younger people are welcome to join in for $5 per person).   This is a self-directed class, meaning that you can work on whatever projects you would like, in whatever media you would like.   Although there is no formal instruction, the group is lead by Vickie O’Neill, an accomplished artist, and this is a supportive group of people who are very generous about sharing their knowledge.  All levels of ability are welcome.  This is a wonderful opportunity to develop your skills and meet some new friends.

Tuesday Mornings 10-12:00


Instructor: Vicki ONeill
Session Dates: 65+ Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ($FREE!)
Under 65 Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ($5.00)

Acrylic Animals with Laura Bolle

Intermediate and advanced students will love this workshop and learn techniques for painting animals in acrylic.  Choose any image you want, sketch it onto your canvas and bring it with you to class.  Laura will guide you through the painting process.  There will be two sessions of 2 hours each to finish your painting.

Saturdays April 13th & 27th 2:00-4:00

Materials:  bring your own acrylic paints, brushes and canvas sketched with the image of your choice

Instructor: Laura Bolle
Price: $40.00 ($35 WRS Members)
Session Dates: April 13th Saturday 2-4:00 ($40.00)
April 27th Saturday 2-4:00 ($40.00)
April 13th Saturday 2-4:00 MEMBERS ($35.00)
April 27th Saturday 2-4:00 MEMBERS ($35.00)

Acrylic for Absolute Beginners With Nancy Reed Jones

This class is for folks who have always wanted to learn to paint but are intimidated by the more advanced classes. Students will learn the basic techniques and principles they will need to create beautiful acrylic paintings. classes will give you the foundational skills required to paint in the tactile and easy to work with medium that is acrylic

6:30-8:30pm Weds. evenings

Materials List

Paints (Windsor & Newton or Grumbacher) tube acrylics.

Colors:  Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber.

11×14 canvas

long handle brushes: 1 inch flat, 1/2 inch flat, 2 rounds ( 1 large and 1 small) #0 or #1 liner brush.(short handle)

paper towels, water container, paper plates for paint





Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Price: 3 sessions $120 nonmembers, $100 members, $80 online
Session Dates: February 6th 13th 20th Wed 6:30 ($120.00)
February 6th 13th 20th Wed 6:30 Members ($100.00)
February 6th ($40.00)
February 13th ($40.00)
February 20th ($40.00)
March 6th 13th 20th Wed 6:30 ($120.00)
March 6th 13th 20th Wed 6:30 Members ($100.00)
March 6th ($40.00)
March 13th ($40.00)
March 20th ($40.00)

Acrylic with Nancy Reed Jones

head shot NancyBeginner through advanced acrylic painting workshop. Step by Step with Instructor Fine Art Acrylic Classes: Students will work step by step with Nancy Reed Jones to complete beautiful works of art. Students may also bring their own photos to work from independently and will receive help from instructor.  Relaxing music and refreshments.
Class Time: Tuesdays 1-3pm ongoing at WRS or online: How an online class works
This class is OPEN TO ALL MEDIUMS and geared toward beginners to advanced. 
Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Session Dates: February 5th 12th 19th 26th Tue 1-3:00 ($120.00)
February 5th 12th 19th 26th Tue 1-3:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
February 5th ($30.00)
February 12th ($30.00)
February 19th ($30.00)
February 26th ($30.00)
March 5th 12th 19th 26th Tue 1-3:00 ($120.00)
March 5th 12th 19th 26th Tue 1-3:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
March 5th ($30.00)
March 12th ($30.00)
March 19th ($30.00)
March 26th ($30.00)
Repeating Dates: Tuesday ($30.00)