So you’ve been given a gift certificate for private art classes – now what?
Here’s what you need to know!

Painting Classes in Kansas City

You’ve received a number of private art classes – adult classes are 90 minutes and children’s classes are 60 minutes. You get to sign up for the available time slot that fits your schedule, and that becomes your weekly classtime!


Once you’ve found a time that works for you, contact your instructor Michael at or 816-872-6543. He’ll go over all the specifics and get you in the schedule ASAP!

Currently, in person classes are on hold! I’m hoping to have them restarted as soon as virus concerns settle down and we can all proceed safely. I am currently offering private online/zoom classes, but if you would like to wait a little bit and start with in-person classes, you are welcome to hold tight! Folks with gift certificates will be notified first about the restart of in person learning, and also given first dibs at the available times.

These art classes are set to your own pace – so if you are just a beginner, or have a specific idea, project or goal you’d like to work towards, these classes are for you!


Classes are located in Michael’s art studio in Northeast Kansas City, just a few blocks away from the Kansas City Museum. It’s air conditioned/heated, has off street parking and a handicap accessible ramp to the first floor studio.
Classes meet once a week 60 minutes for children, 90 minutes for children, although other schedules can be accommodated with prior notice.


Michael has been teaching private classes for adults and children for over 17 years in addition to painting and showing his own work and setting up big, outlandish art events. He’s developed a fostering and supportive attitude in classes to help each student grow and develop, with nuggets of art history and personal stories thrown in. A self employed painter since 2002, Michael has continously shown new work over the years , interviewed in papers and radio, and even had a writeup in the Onion.