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 




  • October/November Classes

  • Watercolor: Exploring Abstraction
    Instructor: Nancy Cheairs

    Saturday
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    November 16th | 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. This class is appropriate for all levels. For the beginner, it serves as a great introduction to the elusive medium of watercolor. For the more advanced student, abstraction provides a focus for honing technique and developing ideas.

    Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 am - 2 pm
  • Drawing for Everyone
    The Still Life
    Instructor: Emma Kate Rose

    Class Full! Please send an email with your phone number
    to be placed on waiting list...flickerstreet@gmail.com

    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.

  • Drawing for Everyone
    The Portrait
    Instructor: Emma Kate Rose

    Class Full! Please send an email with your phone number
    to be placed on waiting list...flickerstreet@gmail.com

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • Working in a Series: Content and Color
    Instructor: Nancy Cheairs

    Class Almost Full! Please send an email
    with your phone number...flickerstreet@gmail.com

    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.