Dorsey Fine Art Studio

Dorsey Fine Art Studio

5.0 (12)
4 employees
4 years in business

About this pro

I'm not just an art teacher, I'm a professional artist. And I've been surrounded by art my entire life. In fact, both of my parents are amazing artists, and all my siblings, too. 

I am passionate about helping people discover and grow in their creativity. Over the years, I have found that we all need two things to grow - excellent instruction & overflowing encouragement. If you only have one of those, you will probably give up or end up stuck. So, in everything I do, I strive to provide the highest quality instruction combined with lots of encouragement. Because as Henri Mattisse said, "Creativity takes courage."

I work in acrylic paints. I love this medium because it is extremely versatile and safe. No thinners, nothing toxic, just water clean up. And it dries fast, so I don't have to worry about wet paintings sitting around.

I enjoy bringing people together. One of the things I am most proud of is the community of friends we have built inside of Acrylic University. The creative journey is challenging and can be lonely, but if you can share that journey with others it is rewarding and life-giving. When someone comes to Acrylic University, they join a thriving artistic community, and that is often the most powerful part fueling an individual's growth.

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Stanwood, WA 98282
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12 Reviews


  • Stephanie Penman

    Jed is super encouraging and breaks things down into easy to follow instructions. His limited palette makes the resulting painting aesthetically pleasing and means you don’t have to spend a ton of money on supplies. I highly recommend his Miniature Class even for beginners. I am learning a lot. I also look forward to his e-mails which are very uplifting and inspiring.

  • Judy Heim

    Jed first of all just a really nice guy who really cares about people and shows it all the time and yes that is part of being a good instructor He is organized but doesnt lose artistic spontaneity. He will share any information he has- never holds back. He gives information that is helpful to the beginner and the more experienced artist. There are way too few acrylic artists teaching those who want to become skilled in the medium I sometimes feel we are the step children of the art world. Jed’s painting videos are very well set up, clean concise. Good audio and good clear videos. In the true spirit of all the fine art artists, he just gives and gives.

  • Mary

    Jed is such an open hearted welcoming instructor. He makes you feel like a friend from day one. He gives us all the courage and motivation we need to become better artists!

  • Nancy Dopler

    I can't say enough about Jed's teaching. He truly wants the best for those that study with him. He can teach anyone to paint, or help you to improve your skills if you currently are a painter. Also, as an artist that gets easily discouraged, the encouragement that Jed gives to us is so very helpful.

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

My best instruction is all online. Before you say, "Oh, that's not what I'm looking for", please consider giving it a try. We have built a platform that is incredibly user friendly, you can work through step-by-step lessons at your own pace, and you always have the best view looking right over my shoulder. I honestly think you can learn more and better through Acrylic University than if you came to an in-person workshop. Plus, we have the most amazing community of artists in the world. And a money-back guarantee. So, what's to lose?

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

I've been painting and selling my work for over 20 years. I've been trained by some of the best artists in the world. I specialize in acrylic instruction, and there aren't that many professional landscape painters who work in acrylics. So, what I offer is pretty unique.

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

We have different options. Monthly, annual, etc. Plus, you can purchase some individual courses.

How did you get started teaching?

I had built up a following of people who loved my work and wanted to learn, so I finally just gave it a shot. That was years ago now, and I've learned a ton from all my experiences. I love seeing people get excited about painting :-)

What types of students have you worked with?

Total beginners to advanced artists and everything in-between.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We often get emails and letters from students expressing how much they appreciate what we do. It always warms my heart to know that they have been encouraged and strengthened. Because art is good for our health as people, it's not just about art. It's actually about life.

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

Make sure you find a teacher whose art you admire. And if you can, see what their teaching style is like. Does it jive with your personality?

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

What are your goals in art? Is it a hobby? Are you interested in pursuing it as a career? Are you stuck with something (understanding color-mixing, etc.)?

If you know what you're looking for, you will have an easier time recognizing when you find it.

Lessons offered

Acrylic Painting Lessons Painting Classes