Whether you are new to art making, or you are an experienced creator looking for fresh inspiration, Eckford Street Studio has something to get your creative juices flowing. Instructors for adult classes are working artists with a strong background in teaching, who bring their own interests and ideas to the studio, while helping you find your personal inspiration! Sign up for a Weekend Intensive Workshop or Weekly Evening Series, or drop in for our BYOB Model Draw or Community Open Studio night. Materials included, except as noted.


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BYOB Figure Drawing

Enjoy a fun, relaxing evening practicing your life drawing skills! Spend two hours with an Eckford Street Studio teaching artist and one of our carefully selected professional models. Open to all levels; just bring your favorite materials (no fumes, please) and enjoy an evening of putting pencil (marker, ink, charcoal, etc.) to paper!

Every Tuesday evening, 8-10pm.

Drop-in for $22, or buy a five class card

(good for 3 months) for $100.

Community Open Studio

Drop in for a fun and relaxing night of art making and community building on the first Friday of every month! Professional art educators will be on hand to guide you through explorations in new materials and methods, or bring in a project of your choice. Enjoy access to studio materials, free beer, and snacks! 

Every first Friday, 7-10pm.

Suggested donation: $20

(On hiatus)

Weekly Evening Series

Drawing from Observation with Catherine Stack

Enhance your drawings by developing your observation skills.  In this five-session class, we will practice looking deeply and creating mindfully. We will look at our surroundings in new ways and translate what we see into sketches and drawings using a variety of drawing materials. Strengthening our observational skills gives us more information and allows us to draw with intention, making artwork that is uniquely our own. Enjoy a relaxed, nonjudgmental class; all levels welcomed and encouraged to come.

5 sessions; Mondays from 7:00pm-9:30 : $250

Start date TBD

Instructor: Catherine Stack

Essentials of Acrylic Painting

Investigate and apply the concepts and techniques of acrylic painting! In this course, students will learn color mixing and theory, composition, brush technique, and other skills associated with this contemporary and dynamic medium. We will investigate some time honored subjects such as still life, portraiture, as well as a free form final project. Experienced painters and absolute beginners welcome!

5 sessions; Wednesdays from 7:00pm-9:30 : $250

Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13

Instructor: Gretchen Scherer

Are you a local artist with experience teaching adults? Join our Eckford Street Studio community!