ArtStudio - Spring Classes

On-site art classes are offered throughout the year in a variety of media for all ages and levels of training. Together with our professional artist/educators, students explore the creative process in a supportive and experimental environment, and all classes involve educational experiences in the museum galleries.

The spring class schedule is shown below. Drop-ins are available for many classes. See ArtStudio Summer class schedules.

See Master Workshops in July for Portrait & Figure Painting with George Rivera and Watercolor with Jane Hofstetter.


Monday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m.,April 9 - June 18, no class 5/28, 10 week session

Landscape Painting with Ray Mendieta

$215TMA members, $235 General, Drop in fee: $30/session

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Whether it is a musing on the transience of life in landscape paintings of 17th Century France or a study on the effects of light in an Impressionistic painting, portraying the world around us has always been a major concern for artists. Landscape Painting with Ray Mendieta will help you refine a personal approach and response to the subject. This class explores both traditional and contemporary methods of landscape painting. Students will work from photos as well as plein air studies. All levels welcome.

Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m., April 18 - June 20, 10-week session

Beginning Still Life and Oil Painting with Sandra Smith-Dugan

$150 TMA members, $175 General, Drop in fee: $20/session

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Through the use of still life set-ups, students will learn about the characteristics of light and shadow, drawing and design considerations, and basic oil painting techniques under the guidance of working artist, Sandra Smith-Dugan. This class provides a fun and unintimidating atmosphere where beginners can experiment while learning the fundamentals of still life oil painting. Join us today and unleash the artist in you! Beginner to intermediate.

John Robert Peck
Thursday mornings, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., April 12 - June 21(no class 5/10), 10 week session

Portrait Painting in Oil with John Robert Peck

$215 TMA members, $235 General , Drop in fee: $30/session

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Working in the classical traditions and methods of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Realist masters of Italy and France, students will learn the secrets to creating successful portraits. Underdrawings, achieving accurate proportions, the blocking in of shadows and illuminations, and the layering of hues will bring students from pose to finished portrait. Instructor John Robert Peck will provide guidance to help you continue your progress both in and out of class. The material is designed to be instructive for the beginner while adaptive and challenging for the more experienced painter. All levels welcome.

Kristin Lindseth-Rivera
Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., April 19 (note new start date) - June 21, 10 week session

Life Drawing with Kristin Lindseth-Rivera

$190 TMA members, $210 General , Drop in fee: $25/session

For centuries drawing from live models formed the basis of developing the skills that provide the underpinning of classical drawing and painting. Join the Triton Museum of Art School’s life drawing atelier where you will draw direct from live models in short to medium range poses. Kristin Lindseth-Rivera assists with advance critiques and feedback. Bring your own easel and materials. Tables and chairs provided. All levels welcome.

Head Drawings

Friday Mornings, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.,April 13 - June 22, no class 4/27, 10-week session

Head Drawings with Ray Mendieta

$215 TMA members, $235 General, Drop in fee: $30/session

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Achieving a likeness is easier than you think, once you learn the steps from seeing to applying your vision to paper. This class provides in-depth instruction of drawing principle, using live models. Gesture, proportion, shadow and edge control, and the rendering of light and dark on tone paper are some of the techniques to be explored. All levels welcome.

Kristin Lindseth Rivera

Friday Afternoons, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.,April 6 - June 1, no class 4/27, 8-week session

Sculpture: Classic Human Figure with Kristin Lindseth-Rivera

$235 TMA members, $255 General,

Modeling from life is the surest way for sculptors (skilled and fledgling alike) to learn and hone the skills of accurately rendering anatomy and proportion of the human figure, while capturing movement as you learn to sculpt the human form. Lindseth-Rivera has more than 20 years of experience drawing and sculpting the human figure, as well as exhibiting and teaching. Bring your own modeling stand or work on tables and turntables as provided. All levels welcome.

Jeff Bramschreiber

Friday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m.,April 13 - June 22, no class 4/27, 10-week session

Pastels with Jeff Bramschreiber

$150 TMA members, $175 General, Drop in fee: $20/session

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Pastels are among the most immediate and rewarding of art materials. Explore the amazing versatility of both soft and oil pastels on various surfaces, under the guidance of noted pastel artist, Jeff Bramschreiber. Learn to create still lifes, landscapes, and more. Beginner to intermediate.

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Saturday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m., April 14 - June 30, no class 4/28, 6/23, 10-week session

Explorations in Drawing with Jeff Brambschreiber

Beginner to Intermediate

$150TMA members, $175 General, Drop in fee: $20/session

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“I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing.” ~Vincent van Gogh.

Explore the dimensions of traditional and contemporary approaches to drawing as you learn the fundamentals of drawing and illustration techniques. Beginner to intermediate.

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