Art Experience Painting Classes

Art Experience Painting Classes

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2 employees
8 years in business

About this pro

Your instructors are established, professional artists and will show you how to mix colors, control your brush marks and paint confidently on canvas.  We want everyone to leave with a great artwork at the end.

All our instructors have years of teaching experience and take great pride in their craft so you can be confident that you will have a successful work of art at the end of class.

We enjoy sharing the creative experience with everyone we come across, nothing is more pleasing than to watch someone realize they have creativity in them and just completed a great painting.  Our gallery space is located in the heart of the Crossroads Art District and on warm nights we open up the garage door and enjoy the weather while we paint. We always have grooving eclectic music playing while we work. We take a couple breaks over our time painting so you can get up and move around.

No pressure here, just a laid-back, supportive art studio environment.

Richard and Michele Fritz are a husband/wife artist duo, working together to provide high quality paint instruction in a fun, laid back studio environment. These two have worked side by side in all kinds of environments  for over 20 years, teaching young and old throughout the Greater Kansas City Area.

Richard is a formally trained artist working in the fine art forms of painting, drawing and sculpture. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute. 


Michele has a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute where she studied painting, drawing, print and book making. She creates quirky pastel landscape paintings in brilliant blooming color.

Richard and Michele are recipients of the ArtsKC Fund Inspiration Grant Award and a Rocket Grant project awarded by Charlotte Street Foundation and the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art via funding through Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Kansas City, MO 64108
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to meet with a student in the studio and review what knowledge they have for the medium and materials.  It is ok not to have any knowledge, I just need to find a point of starting.  Then we begin with a list of materials to gather for the next class and a begin with an easy first exercise in drawing or painting and progress with each session. My method is project based learning which is fun for the student becouse right away they can see results completing the project.  


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

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art with a focus on Painting, drawing and Commercial Art. I have taught a variety of art programs to students and adults for over 20 years.  I have applied my skills in many industries such as theater shop scenic painting, public art projects, team building workshops, art workshops in schools, family court and correction centers, and summer programs.  I have been operating my business, Art Experience, for four years with weekly classes. I have held many gallery shows and sell art to clients regularly.  


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

I am still developing my price for advanced classes. As of now, I charge per visit between $35 and $50 each.  My students are invited to return for additional leasons as their schedule permits. However, I would like to schedule more regular advanced classes so that students can develop studio energy together and bond, enhancing the supportive environment.


How did you get started teaching?

I just found it comes easy to me and I enjoy the process so its a win win for everyone involved.  


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a full age range and capability of students from elementary school age to residents of retirement facilities. I have taught fundamentals and advanced drawing and painting classes.   In my previous non-profit social art work, I focused time on at-risk youth and youth with the family court system and detention facilities.


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

I would advise to look for reviews online, talk with them on the phone and visit them in their studio.  The best education will come from someone you feel comfortable with and whose artwork skills you understand and respect.


Lessons offered

Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons Painting Classes