PAINTING CLASSES

These painting classes are great for beginners, hobbyists, artists and people just wanting to dabble in a new field. Set at your own pace, each class lets you explore your creative side while learning new techniques and ideas.

Set in a laid back, supportive environment, these classes will walk you through the basics of painting (color mixing, paint application, value, form, composition, drawing, etc) at an easy going pace. Stories from art history will be explained and interwoven into the classes.

These classes are perfect for:

  • Beginners wanting to learn to paint
  • More experienced painters who want help exploring new ideas
  • Folks who enjoyed painting and haven’t picked up a brush in years and want to again
  • Always wanted to paint a particular painting or learn a style
  • Want a stress free environment to learn a hobby you can do at home
  • Unwind after a long day and have a fun, relaxed environment to paint

My goal for these classes is to give you the confidence, knowledge, techniques and skills you need to enjoy painting on your own.

Click here for reviews from students, a map and other information about the classes.

I have over 15 years of teaching experience. I’ve taught all levels, from tepid beginners to driven teens to retirees and hobby painters. I have lots of patience and foster a supportive environment to help you get what you need from the classes.

These art classes are located in the historic northeast just blocks from the Kansas City Museum. My studio is located near 35, 70, and 71. In a safe, family oriented neighborhood, my studio has off street parking and full climate control! Here’s a handy map and directions with a pretty and easy route to my studio. There are plenty of flexible class times that will fit with your busy schedule!

Classes are 90 minutes long and meet once a week. You can sign up for 4 or 8 week sessions. My schedule has some flexibility, and arrangements can be made for your busy schedule.

Kansas City Painting Classes – INFO

  • 2019 RATE
    Eight weeks of painting classes costs $320
    Four weeks of painting classes costs $160
  • BRING A FRIEND
    You can bring a friend, colleague, or family member along and each of you only pay $200 for eight lessons
  • STUDENT LOAN/VETERANS/SENIOR RATE
    For adults aged 22-26, military veterans and folks over 60, the rate for classes is $280 for eight weeks and $140 for four weeks

MATERIALS:
Acrylic paints, brushes, palettes, easels, rags and liquid materials will be provided. Students will just need to bring their own canvases to class!

I teach acrylic painting, but can work with oils as well. If you are interested in buying your own materials for use at home,  I have a basic list of materials that can be picked up at any art or hobby store if you’d like to have materials at home.

Class Schedules

Class times are available on a rolling basis, but times do fill up fast at the end of summer, so if you’d like to reserve a specific spot, the earlier is better.

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.

Schedules last updated on September 10, 2019

DAY
SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
10:30-
12:00
full
10:30-
12:00
open
10:30-
12:00
open
10:30-
12:00
full
10:30-
12:00
open
10:00-
11:30
full
12:00-
1:30
full
12:00-
1:30
open
12:00-
1:30
open
12:00-
1:30
open
12:00-
1:30
open
12:00-
1:30
full
1:30-
3:00
full
1:30-
3:00
open
1:30-
3:00
open
1:30-
3:00
open
1:30-
3:00
open
2:00-
3:30
full
3:00-
4:30
full
3:00-
4:30
full
3:00-
4:30
open
3:00-
4:30
open
3:00-
4:30
open
Night
SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
5:30-
7:00
full
5:30-
7:00
full
5:30-
7:00
open
5:30-
7:00
full
5:30-
7:00
full
7:00-
8:30
open
7:30-
9:00
open
7:00-
8:30
full
7:00-
8:30
open
7:00-
8:30
open

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
816-872-6543

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.