Art Studio Of  Dottie Visker

Art Studio Of Dottie Visker

5.0 (12)
3 hires on
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

I love seeing the on faces of emerging artists, as they progress with me & when they see their accomplishments! I am in the “thick of it”as they say. I am in many local “pop up”art shows. I can give you tips about how to do this. I have several on-line collections under major stores with my designer art. I’ve been in the prestigious Placer Artists Studios Tour 2017 & 2018, and upcoming 2019. I’m a designer, taking my art and making clothes, home decor and other useful things. Marquis Whos Who Nelson Lifetime achievement award 2017 recipient.

Anytime you may bring along a paying friend with you for lessons, if they join, you get $25 off. 

I’ve been told my enthusiasm and excitement is what brings people to me, and my ability to bring out the artist is what makes people want to paint with me. I’m passionate about art, painting, teaching and helping others. Art is my passion and my job. I’m compelled to paint & create. Let me help you on your journey. 

Dottie Phelps Visker

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Granite Bay, CA 95746
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12 Reviews


  • Elaine Bradshaw

    Her experience I learned a lot. Great personality and patience:)

  • Joan Doherty


  • Sandra Main

    Hello, my name is Sandra Main. I would like to tell you about Dottie Visker. She is a prolific and fearless artist. In spite of battling personal health issues, she creates wonderful paintings and drawings as well. She has learned how to promote her art and she has collaborated with a company that features her work on clothing and accessories. DOTTIE'S art is colorful and bold. Her energy is endless. She loves to communicate.

  • Diane Mahan

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

If they want to send me photos of a few sketches or paintings that really helps me gauge where they are and what they like. I ask if they want to bring in their work or such to show.  We walk around my studio and see what they like to proceed with.  We discuss products needed.  We use my products to do alittle introduction painting or sketching.  Or theirs if they brought some.  If jewelry making, we discuss what they are looking to do, what they have done so far.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree. I am a Registered Nurse. Art has a healing quality, which relates to my nursing education. I have had many classes in watercolor and acrylic painting throughout my life. I studied 21 years under Fine art artist, Dorothy Ruth Phelps. She studied under her favorite TV artist, Bob Ross. I recently did figure drawing class at Blue Line Arts in Roseville, California. I have watched and learned alittle, with NJ artist Cathleen Pearce Engelseen, Watercolor Fine Artist. I have painted with accomplished artists in Placer Art League watercolor groups& sketchcrawl meetups. 

Cost advice: You may even double your art time and come every other week, as some clients prefer. It’s nice to keep working once you are in the groove! 

Generally I charge $30/$40/$60 for 30/45/60 minutes. For siblings I adjust down. If you gather agroup of 3+ friends/siblings the 4th is free. 

Art supplies are not included. 1st complimentary 30 minutes is evaluation. Bring sketches or art to show if have any. I will provide art supplies for first “hour”. Then I can assist you to know what to purchase & what you need. 

Every student needs their own art supplies and I give a complimentary genuine “designer DPVisker” totebag to carry your art supplies in to and from class, after joining as a student artist. 

I have students from 5 to 103 years old I teach. Feel free to call me, it’s easier to talk 916-467-6759. 

Check me out at 

DPVisker on ShopVIDA

 Dottievisker Collection on-line at Spoonflower 

Designer collections also at Redbubble, Society6, Fine Art America.


In Art shows: Placer Law Group, Hacker Lab Rocklin, The Fountains: Big Spoon Yogurt, Blue Line Arts:Roseville

In Galleries: Gallery at Marina Square, Saatchi Art, 1340Art Gallery, ViskerArtStudio&Designs, 

News: CUTV radionews.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

At my Studio:

30 min $30

45 min $40

60 min $60

At your home/office: add travel time to cost if distance more than 30 minutes from my studio. 

Secret discount: 

Group Friends Fun rates: bring 3 friends to a group lesson and you are complimentary. (They pay normal rate)

How did you get started teaching?

I love painting and it comes natural for me to teach. I volunteer er at the local long term care facility on going to Give art painting lessons as an “art journey”. If I am out & about I paint wherever I am, coffee shops etc and usually get strangers to join in and become new friends. My own family and friends have found me groups to teach. I love groups of people, painting and art. If I’m on vacation, I’m painting in the breakfast room or in the area under the stars, with “new friends”. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Age isn’t a factor for me. Age 3-103. 103 is my oldest artist so far and she’s quite good. I have done art painting lessons with autism children and it’s been fine. I can work with older seniors with disabilities easily because of my nursing background. I don’t think I have any limitations, I just think if it’s a group, you have to consider that and plan accordingly. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Recently I did a art journey class in a long term facility with short term rehabilitation, we were painting a mother and a calf. The photo was mine from an Arkansas Ranch, called the Pitchford calf. We had about 14 clients there and while painting we enjoyed talking about who had lived on a farm or ranch. “Did anyone ever milk a cow?” Was one of the questions.

We stop periodically and look to the left and notice the artist’s art and make a kind comment. We are a group of “artists” and have a friendship now. “Country painting” Dottie & Dottie because my Mom & I do this together. She is a resident at this place. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Check to see if you are compatible. Visit their social media sites and websites. Visit their art shows in the area, if none-ask why none. Visit their art in galleries or shows, if none-be concerned. 

Ask what memberships in the Arts  they they belong to and google and see if they are a current member. If not, then they might be out of touch of current art. 

Try not to be be quick to judge however, look at everything. Ask around, and be sure this is the person you want to learn from. Educational background? Art degree is great, but not an absolute. However, maybe you want that. Do you want a quiet teacher or a witty one, or maybe a real punk or hard rock type. Pick one that matches what you want. Just  go to their studio and you will know! 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Investigate as I said above and that will eliminate many teachers. Take the lead and find your best art journey person. 

1. What if I get sick last minute?

2. Unexpected trip? 

3. I really don’t like what you are wanting me to paint today!?

4. Adjustment for lessons cost for special situations?

5. Medium types available to teach?

6. Can a friend join the lesson for a fee?

7. Can you get me art supplies? 

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Craft Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons Jewelry Design Classes Drawing Lessons