Kansas City Art Classes


Michael Schliefke is an energetic, self employed painter who teaches painting and drawing classes from his studio. With over ten years of experience teaching both kids and adults,  Michael tailors every lesson around the student’s skill level and interests.  These fun, informative classes are meant to give you the techniques and confidence so you can paint and draw whatever you’d like!


Lots of new class times will open up and begin during the first week of May, so stay tuned!

His studio is conveniently located in the River Market neighborhood at the Delaware Building, a hybrid of artist, creative and small business spaces. Th climate controlled space, with off street parking, is in the heart of the City Market and just a block from the Streetcar, and minutes from I-35, I-70, and 169. There are plenty of flexible class times that will fit with your busy schedule! Classes tend to fill up fast at the start of the year so now is a great time to sign up for your class today.

Each class is a private lesson, unless you want to take advantage of bringing a friend to class with you for 1/2 price! For more information, including pricing and schedules, click on the type of class you’re interested in:

kc painting lessons PAINTING CLASSES – four or eight painting lessons
Whether you paint in oils or acrylics, these painting classes will show you the techniques and tips you need to get your vision down on canvas. These eight week classes are great if you want to learn the basics of painting, start painting again after a long layoff, or would like a push to make your work go in the direction you want.
kc drawing lessons DRAWING CLASSES – four or eight drawing lessons
Using a variety of materials including pencil and charcoal, I will help you to ‘see’ what you’re looking at and reproduce that on paper.  Great if you’ve always liked to sketch or always wanted to draw.
kc kid art lessons CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES – art lessons for kids
Geared for children ages 8 and up, these classes are a great, positive environment for children interested in art.  Various mediums,subjects, and techniques are covered, allowing the student to build confidence, have fun and learn new techniques and ideas about art.  There is an emphasis on drawing, but painting and some clay sculpture can be introduced depending on the student’s skills and interests
  KID’S SUMMER LESSONS – weekly classes for kids in June
Afternoon and Morning sessions run two hours a day, Monday-Friday from the end of May through the start of July. Class sizes are limited to four kids per class.
Kansas City Art Class GIFT CERTIFICATES – makes great gifts for kids and adults! Great for the holiday season for anybody you know that would love to take some painting or drawing classes!