805-1/2 Sutter St., Suite 250
Folsom, CA 95630
Among his other experiences, Kirk Miller has been the art director for a major design firm, has illustrated numerous books and magazines, written two books on art instruction and lectured about art at universities; his paintings can be found in businesses and homes around the world. Miller offers classes, workshops and demos for adults, including an introductory course on oil painting. All courses include instruction on composition, drawing, color and other design principles.
3460 2nd Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817
This Oak Park studio offers painting clinics with different esteemed artists, and classes including oil painting, figure painting and plein air painting; the latter involves methods for painting outdoors under diffused lighting, as done by Renoir and Monet. Weekly classes incorporate the techniques used in modern art with the classic methods of Renaissance masters, and students learn through the use of live models, still life displays and more. Classes and workshops are available for artists of every level of experience, from beginners to those with advanced skills.
216 O St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
As is fitting for this world renowned museum, the Crocker offers classes for those wishing to develop their own painting and illustration techniques. Courses include Spontaneous Watercolor, which focuses on the creation of expressive still-life works, and Illuminated Inspirations, with techniques of using eggs, tempera, gold leaf, watercolors and other materials to embellish a favorite quote or poem.
3400 Cottage Way, Suite G
Sacramento, CA 95825
Sacramento artist Margaret Blanchfield Sarantis opened a studio to display her own work and to offer art instruction to the public. Fifteen other art teachers have since joined her studio, and classes can be taken in a wide range of topics and for those with different levels of experience. Private lessons are available, as well as workshops and classes for small groups. The environment is fun and supportive, and classes include art journaling, watercolor, and acrylic techniques.
4700 Northgate Blvd., Suite 155-A
Sacramento, CA 95834
Beginners and budding artists enjoy the supportive, entertaining and comfortable atmosphere at this spacious Natomas studio. Artist Carolyn Hadin offers step by step instruction, and even beginners get to create beautiful works of art. All materials are provided for attendees, and private group painting parties are available. The studio can also have dual painting events, with instructors working in one room with the adults and in a separate room with kids and other family members.
1111 Howe Ave., Suite 115
Sacramento, CA 95825
Learning Exchange offers numerous courses and special events for adults. Art classes include acrylic and oil painting for beginners, figure drawing, ceramics, sculpture and another in The Art of Painting on Silk. The majority of the courses are held at the Howe Avenue building, while others are available off site.