PAINTING CLASSES

I teach oil and acrylic painting classes from my studio. Each class is geared to each individual’s painting level. I have taught beginners as well as more advanced students to help them achieve their own goals. Students can choose the subject matter, and I assist with composition, paint application, color mixing, values, form and teach some of the concepts of great painters with my knowledge of art history. I believe in practice and learning through doing. While some classtime will be devoted to the basics of painting, the main focus of the classes is to allow the student to practice painting and develop and use the lessons learned to build their own confidence and abilities. I have over 15 years of teaching experience.

His studio is conveniently located in the River Market neighborhood at the Delaware Building, a hybrid of artist, creative and small business spaces. The 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!

Sign up by emailing Michael at schliefke@gmail.com or calling him at 816-872-6543. If your desired time slot is full, use the contact form below to be notified when the class time you prefer opens up.

kc painting classes Each class session is one and a half hours, and classes run for eight weeks. Classes are located in in the River Market neighborhood at the Delaware Building, a hybrid of artist, creative and small business spaces.

The 2018 rate for a full eight weeks of painting classes costs $320. You can bring a friend, colleague, or family member along and the second person pays half price, meaning each student would pay $240!
To sign up, contact Michael:
email schliefke@gmail.com or at 816-872-6543

Classes meet at my studio on the day and time that you request that fits your schedule. There will never be more than three students in a class at a time. All you’ll need to do is bring a canvas, some brushes and a basic set of paints to get going! To sign up for classes, just email me the day and time from the schedule below and chances are we can get started in just a few days!

It is my desire to give the student the tools they need to continue to paint on their own.  Many of my students have a love of art and painting that is undeveloped or lacking in the knowledge of how to achieve their goals. I believe its my role as the instructor to get over bad habits, lack of knowledge and allow the student to bring their talents to their full potential.

CLASS INFORMATION:

Palettes, easels, rags and liquid materials will be provided. Paints, canvasses, and brushes are the responsibility of the student.  I teach both oil and acrylic painting, but recommend beginning students to use acrylics, as they cost less, easier to use and more adaptable, and generally take less time than oils, which allows for more progress to be made during the class sessions.  I have a basic list of materials that can be picked up at any art or hobby store upon request. Class schedules are fairly flexible, with advance notice, classes can be rescheduled during the week or in case of vacations or other issues, a week can be skipped without losing your classtime.  I just ask that you not abuse this and notify me as early as possible if you won’t be able to attend an art lesson.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

Classes will begin on a rolling basis, whenever they fit your schedule.

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last updated May 24, 2018

CLASS SIGN UP/ QUESTIONS:

If you would like to sign up for a class, join the waiting list, or have any questions concerning the painting classes, you can contact Michael directly at schliefke@gmail.com or calling at 816-872-6543, or use the handy form below:

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SPECIAL NOTE: My class schedules fill up fast, and if the class times you would prefer are full, you can send me an email at schliefke@gmail.com to be alerted when your desired slot becomes available. I make all the efforts I can to fit your schedule in with mine, so if you have any other questions, feel free to ask! You can also order a gift certificate for classes at a future date, gift certificates get preference on open class times.