Alison Shepard Studios At ETB Music And Fine Arts Center

Alison Shepard Studios At ETB Music And Fine Arts Center

5.0 (6)
2 hires on
1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

From young children to teens and adults, I help students of all ages gain confidence in their artistic abilities!  I offer classes in a variety variety of media.  I teach drawing in charcoal, graphite, color pencil, pastel, as well as painting in oils, acrylics, watercolor, and gouache. Students have the opportunity to learn about the unique properties of each material.

One of the things that gives me great joy in life is to see my students accomplish their goals and dreams!  It is an honor to walk with them as they grow and learn and to show them what they're capable of doing with a little help and coaching. Helping students hone their skills and develop their talents is so rewarding!

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Cincinnati, OH 45248
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6 Reviews


  • Gina Salling

    She is a great teacher!

  • Daniel Augur

    I took one of Alison's painting classes and had a great time and learned so much. Her teaching style was fun and encouraging, while still being very impactful. She was well prepared for the class and the venue she chose made for a very eclectic, fashionable experience. Whether you are serious about becoming an artist or just looking for a way to have fun in a creative, artistic environment, I highly recommend taking one of Alison's classes.

  • Sharon Civitello

    An overall great experience. Alison is patient and brings out the best in each of her students.

  • Christopher Beiting

    The quality of teaching and the playful approach taken to learning how to paint.It was thoughtful, informative, and fun!

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

I like to see what a student's dreams and desires are, what their goals are, what they want to learn, and then tailor their projects and assignments around their goals.

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

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting

Master of Fine arArts in Printmaking

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

Two hour group courses are $40 per session for adults. Private lessons for a half hour are $30.

How did you get started teaching?

I was a professor for over 10 years, and in 2014 left my job to pursue art full-time. I currently offer classes every week and my private Studio. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn in a small classroom setting while also seeing the work that I do and my studio everyday.

What types of students have you worked with?

 I have worked with students of all ages. I enjoy working with teens, adults and retirees. It's been my experience that they are very hungry to learn! 

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

There are many things to consider when choosing a teacher. I would say the primary concern for the student would be to make sure that the teacher is sensitive to their own unique goals as a budding artist.

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Oil Painting Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons Watercolor Painting Lessons Illustration Classes