Alison Shepard Studios

Alison Shepard Studios

5.0 (5)
1 employee
17 years in business

About this pro

It gives me great joy to help my students realize the unique gifts and talents within them.  I want to equip you to pursue your artistic dreams!

The practice of painting and drawing is like a meditation. Creativity is a wonderful way to tap into the beauty of the natural world, and to celebrate and practice gratitude for the beautiful things in our everyday lives. For me, the act of creation is like participating in a dance with the Most High Creator of the universe.

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Cincinnati, OH 45233
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5 Reviews


  • 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!

  • Barb Hine

    Alison is fantastic, she presents things step by step to get the results you want. She is encouraging and takes her time to guild you through the whole process, showing tips along the way. The results always amaze me - just love taking classes from her! Thanks

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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.

7 week group courses are $175. Private lessons for 2 hours are $50.

Painting with the classics is a course I offer every second Saturday at Switch lighting and design at 312 4th Street in downtown Cincinnati 1 to 4 p.m. we will do a copy of it famous impressionist painting by Van Gogh or Monet. $50 includes all supplies, wine and hors d'oeuvres.

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