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Wednesday’s, June 2, 9 16 & 23, 2021 from 10AM to 1PM for $160 BYOM + tax.

Build your confidence and move onto the next level with your paintings in this studio painting class with Anita Louise West occurring over four Wednesday’s.  By working with Ms. West, a lifetime of painting experience is available to you to help you advance your paintings on three major  levels: Content, design and techniques.  Each class will have a short demo and individual help at the easel.  We will explore how to paint in pastel, water media and oil as well as materials old and new.

During each class, you will learn how to maximize your use of the elements of art: shape, value, line, texture, and color. Each of these will be explained as well as demonstrated at every class session.  Using the principles of design to increase your painting’s impact will be explained and so much more.   

Bring your materials (paints, brushes, palette, surface and photos or sketches to work from) easels are supplied.  This class is open to students working in all media and all levels are welcome.

  • Max Students: 10
  • Please wear your face mask
  • No Refunds after May 29th
  • Please park on Maclovia Street between Artisan and Autozone – Please DO NOT park directly behind our building



Artist Statement:

Ms. Anita Louise West has had a passion for painting from an early age. She graduated with a BA in Art from Missouri University. Ms. West went on to study at the Kansas City Art Institute on scholarship and earned a teaching certificate at the graduate level at UMKC. Teaching in public schools in Kansas, California and Texas, she continued to study and paint using oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel. 

Landscape painting on location helped to simplify the subject matter and paint without hesitation, and study the changing conditions of weather and light outdoors. 

Anita’s fluency in all mediums and subject matter helps facilitate her students’ growth.

Having been a professional painter and business owner since 1989, Anita moved to Santa Fe, NM in 1993 where she was introduced to the national art world. She painted and taught workshops throughout the United States as well as Spain, France and Canada. 

Returning to her childhood dream of painting in New York in 2007, Anita studied at the Art Students League with Mary Beth Mackenzie, Daniel Greene, Nelson Shanks and Richard Schmid. This experience in the studio helped her appreciate figure and portrait work as well as Plein Air painting. Co-author of Painting the Landscape in Pastel, Ms. West is capable of explaining and simplifying the materials and methods of painting in all mediums. For more information, please visit: