Fall 2019

At Flicker Street Studio, we have small classes which ensures individual instruction.  Instructors put a lot of work into offering the best classes possible.  We understand that last minute conflicts come up, but due to our small class sizes and financial commitments toward materials for students, we have put some withdrawal policies in place.  Please look over our class POLICIES before you sign up. We are looking forward to teaching you this season!

Beginner - Covers the very basic techniques of the medium at a slower pace and offers a lot of individual help for all students. No prior experience in the medium is required.

Beginner-Intermediate - Reviews basic techniques for beginners as needed, and offers practice exercises to assist in gaining confidence and experience with the medium. 

Intermediate-Advanced  - The student has a basic knowledge of the medium.  The class offers more challenging exercises and encourages individual expression. 

 
There are two easy ways to sign up for a class:

  • Paypal – Purchase class from the drop down menu and click "Register."
  • Call (901) 767-2999 or (901) 431-1455 or email flickerstreet@gmail.com

If you have any problems registering, please email us and include your phone number.  flickerstreet@gmail.com 



Sign up for Fall 2019 classes by August 23rd and receive a 10% discount!

Tuition prices on our website reflect a 10 percent discount on all class fees.  Prices return to full tuition on August 24th


  • September Classes

  • Watercolor: Exploring Abstraction
    Instructor: Nancy Cheairs

    Saturday
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    September 21st | 1 Session
    $175 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15+

    Watercolor is full of surprises: A wash of color can suggest a form as it runs across the page in unpredictable and beautiful ways. The fluidity and spontaneity of the medium is perfect for exploring abstraction. In this class students will work with a variety of watercolor materials and focus on finding ways to abstract imagery using photographs and other sources.

    Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 am - 2 pm
  • Drawing Basics
    Instructor: Melissa Dunn

    Mondays
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    September 9th - 23rd | 3 Sessions
    $150 + $25 Materials fee | Beginner and up | Ages 15+

    Are you new to drawing, or do your drawings turn out differently than you’d like? Observational drawing can be less intimidating by learning a few foundational techniques like how line, shape, and shading work together, as well as the basics of strong composition. Learn the ways in which different drawing mediums such as charcoal, graphite, and markers evoke different moods. We’ll also explore varieties of paper and paper sizes.

    Mondays. Sept. 9th - 23rd, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Working in a Series: Understanding Value
    Instructor: Nancy Cheairs

    Tuesdays
    1:00 - 4:00 pm
    September 10th - 24th | 3 Sessions
    $175 | Bring your own materials | Intermediate and up | Ages 15+

    Of all the variables employed by artists, value is the hardest worker. We can be loose and casual with our drawing, we can be personally expressive with color as long as the relative values are reasonably true. By understanding the role that value plays in making art, artists can produce a believable sense of space, light and substance. Students will start to develop a thematic body of work using different source materials. Students may work in the medium of their choice.

    Tuesdays. Sept. 10th - 24th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Observational Drawing
    Instructor: Elizabeth Alley

    Tuesdays
    6:00 - 9:00 pm
    September 10th and 17th | 2 Sessions
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15+

    Work on your observational drawing skills in this two-night workshop. We will take it slow and get to know our subjects by looking hard and describing with our tools.

    Tuesdays. September 10th and 17th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Texture into Pattern
    Instructor: Susan Maakestad

    Wednesdays
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    September 11th - 25th | 3 Sessions
    $150 + $25 Materials fee | Beginner and up | Ages 15+

    Dive deeply into two elements of design: texture and pattern. Students will create imaginary landscapes using found texture and illusionary space, then they will translate that textured landscape into flat pattern. In this drawing and design class students will gain sensitivity to texture and keys to creating unique patterns. Suitable for all levels.

    Wednesdays, Sept. 11th - 25th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Oil Painting: Color and Light
    Instructor: Sunny Montgomery

    Thursdays
    1:00 - 4:00 pm
    September 12th - 26th | 3 Sessions
    $150 + $25 Materials fee | Beginner and up | Ages 15+

    Color is a function of light. This class will examine how different lighting situations change color and how to depict those particulars in an oil painting. Materials, color mixing, composition and value will be covered in this three session class. Students will choose their own subject matter and work from photographs, sketches, still life and/or the imagination. New students will learn the basics of oil painting as more experienced painters continue to develop and refine their skills.

    Thursdays, Sept. 12th - 26th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Mixed Media Abstraction
    Instructor: Meredith Olinger

    Thursdays
    6:00 - 9:00 pm
    September 12th - 26th | 3 Sessions
    $150 + $25 Materials fee | Beginner and up | Ages 15+

    In this class, students will create a small body of work using a variety of media. Techniques discussed include watercolor, pastel, graphite, acrylic, block printing, screen printing and more. Looking to contemporary artists, students will learn new ways of approaching these processes and how to incorporate them into their practice. Students will be encouraged to work with speed and to experiment.

    Thursdays, Sept. 12th - 26th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • OPEN STUDIO

    Fridays
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    September 13th - 27th | 3 Sessions
    $60 | Bring your own materials | No Instruction

    Carve out time and commit to your art making in our new open studio sessions! These sessions will provide time and space for you to focus on your work in a supportive environment away from daily distractions.
    Bring your own supplies. No instruction.

    Fridays, Sept. 13th - 27th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • October/November Classes

  • Drawing for Everyone
    The Still Life
    Instructor: Emma Kate Rose

    Saturday
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    October 19th | 1 Session
    $50 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 7+

    This workshop is designed to teach students how to draw accurately from life using the basic elements of drawing such as line, shape and shading. Learning how to describe a form is a stepping stone toward rendering our three-dimensional world on the flat page. Open to children and adults.

    Saturday, October 19, 9 am - 12 pm
  • Drawing for Everyone
    The Portrait
    Instructor: Emma Kate Rose

    Saturday
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    November 9th | 1 Session
    $50 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 7+

    Contemporary portrait artists will be our guides to the processes and dynamics of portraiture. Using photographs, students will draw with graphite as they learn to simplify facial features through value and shape. Open to children and adults.

    Saturday, November 9, 9 am - 12 pm
  • Intermediate Drawing: Composition and Light
    Instructor: Melissa Dunn

    Mondays
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    October 14th - November 11th | 5 Sessions
    $200 + $50 Materials fee | Intermediate and up | Ages 15+

    This course is for students who have a basic understanding of drawing but are ready to delve deeper, make longer drawings, and find their own personal drawing style. We will focus on how composition (form, space, placement) and volume (lights, darks, and tonality) interact to build compelling drawings.
    Perfect for painters who want to strengthen their paintings by improving their drawing.

    Mondays, Oct. 14th - Nov. 11th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Working in a Series: Content and Color
    Instructor: Nancy Cheairs

    Tuesdays
    1:00 - 4:00 pm
    October 15th - November 12th | 5 Sessions
    $250 | Bring your own materials | Intermediate and up | Ages 15+

    Color is an important and powerful means of expression in creating works of art. Color can evoke a memory, express joy, mystery, fear, calm or chaos. In this class, students will refine and energize color relationships as they develop their personal vision in a series of small paintings.

    Tuesdays, Oct. 15th - Nov. 12th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Acrylic Painting
    Instructor: Meredith Olinger

    Tuesdays
    6:00 - 9:00 pm
    October 15th - November 12th | 5 Sessions
    $200 + $50 Materials fees | Beginner and up | Ages 15+

    In this class, students will learn the basics of working with acrylic paint. Students will work over a five week period on one large painting. We will discuss color mixing, composition, layering, blending, cropping and more. We will delve into realistic and abstract methods of painting to create one unique image. Looking to historical and contemporary artists, students will explore different ways of approaching the medium and means of expression.

    Tuesdays, Oct. 15th - Nov. 12th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Watercolor: Landscape Abstraction
    Instructor: Susan Maakestad

    Wednesdays
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    October 16th - November 13th | 5 Sessions
    $225 | Bring your own materials | Intermediate and up | Ages 15+

    Students will use photographs as source material for discovering ways to abstract the landscape. Students will develop their personal interpretation of the landscape as they hone technique and color mixing skills. Please bring landscape photographs or books containing the work of realist landscape painters. Students will need watercolor paper (9" x 12” or 11" x 14”), a palette, brushes and paint.
    Basic watercolor experience required.

    Wednesdays, Oct. 16th - Nov. 13th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Oil Painting: Working from Photographs
    Instructor: Sunny Montgomery

    Thursdays
    1:00 - 4:00 pm
    October 17th - November 14th | 5 Sessions
    $200 + $50 Materials fees | Beginner and up | Ages 15+

    Photographs are essential references for painters when used properly. This class tackles photography/painting related issues such as how to use a photo as a reference - not just something to copy, what kind of image best translates into a painting, how to edit a ‘busy’ scene, combining sources and finding a strong composition.
    New students will learn the basics of oil painting as more experienced painters continue to develop and refine their skills.

    Thursdays, Oct. 17th - Nov. 14th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Mixed Water Media x 2
    Instructor: Elizabeth Alley

    Thursdays
    6:00 - 9:00 pm
    October 17th - November 7th | 4 Sessions
    $150 + $40 Materials fees | Beginner and up | Ages 15+

    Students will explore a variety of mixed water media and techniques to learn about composition while creating two finished paintings over four weeks.

    Thursdays, Oct. 17th - Nov. 7th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm