Free Hand Studios Inc

Free Hand Studios Inc

5.0Exceptional(5 reviews)


I teach methods of painting that quickly help student conquer fear, learn the tools and quickly get up and running producing beautiful works in no time. My students tell me they finally are able to "get it" with my step by step easy to understand process.


Hired 6 times
28 years in business
Serves Jacksonville , FL

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    Janet K.

    I have been with Gordon for quite a few years. Hes a wonderful teacher helping you to learn how to really paint - whats a good composition - understanding color theory - the importance of drawing skills as well as the study of techniques. Over the years he has gone from being teacher to mentor and now he is the voice in my head as I create and critique my own work. I can go to Gordon any time about any medium and he will lead me to answers that are right for me. It doesnt get better than Gordon.
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    December 17, 2019


    Linda S.

    Excellent teacher!
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    December 12, 2019
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    Mishayla S.

    I loved the classes I took with Gordon! I think I took 4 classes... abstract painting, acrylic landscapes, & watercolor painting. Each class was engaging and was a great combination of watching Gordon’s demonstrations and painting on your own. It was both fun and educational and I learned a lot. I highly recommend a Gordon and I look forward to taking another one of his classes!
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    December 09, 2019


    Barbara L.

    I have been doing murals & faux finishes around town & other cities for over 40 years now ... and Gordon is the absolute best ever we have!!! I have been in awe of him for many years now ...
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    November 25, 2019


    Rebecca H.

    Gordon is very thorough and very patient. He allows you to progress at your own pace and is always willing to answer questions. He is informative, encouraging, and a very good teacher. He makes learning fun and rewarding.
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    November 24, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    I review the student work they bring me, I assess their skill level, and and determine some exercises to address their needs, usually involving color theory, and brush control, or familiarity with materials in the case of complete beginners.

    I have worked in advertising illustration, mural work on the Olive Garden murals all over the country.  I have worked with many Florida interior designers in high end homes and businesses for 30 years.  I have also exhibited in the USA and was hosted by the city of Nantes, France to exhibit my plein air watercolors called "French Light , Florida Light show in 1992.  I have been featured in many magazines such as Arbus, Florida Design magazine, and Waters Edge for my large wall murals.  I have taught in many locations, such as Reddi Arts, and the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center.

    I charge $195. for six session,  three hour each session and schedule up to six per class so I can give the best personal attention to the students progress

    People had asked me for years if I would teach, murals, wall finishing, oils, acrylics watercolors, but at that time I was too busy.  In these years I have reduced my obligations and enjoy sharing the wealth of my knowledge to students so they can expand the pleasure of their work and see real results.

    I work with beginners who know nothing, artists who work at their hobby, and aspiring artists who want to take their work to the professional level. 

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