All artworks bellow are students' creations

$180 for 6 weeks, 1 hour per week, space limited to 4 students in each class

September 7–October 12

No refund policy. Cancellations will be given full credit for any future classes

Do your children enjoy painting, doodling and have imagination that wants to jump out and be a part of a painting? Do they like using big brushes, thick paints and large pieces of paper? Or maybe they haven't had a chance to try them yet? Then you have arrived at the right place! I am eager to teach your children all of the artistic techniques that I know. My classes are fun and children learn principals of design elements, composition, value, structure, movement, and colors. I am a professional artist, and a teacher of 22 years, and a homeschooling mom.

I limit the classes to 4 students because I strive to give everyone individual attention.

Supply List and Schedule

Students do not need to get exact brands of materials. The links provided are just for reference. I will supply the easels and the brushes, but the rest of the materials should be purchased by the parents according to the class you are signed up for. You may purchase the art supplies at your local AC Moore or Michael's stores.

Acrylic Paints

Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarin, Cobalt Blue (aproximately $25)


Pencils 2B–4B, soft vine charcoal, drawing pad size 9"x12", kneaded eraser


Canvas boards size 9"x12" or stretched canvases

Additional Materials

Cotton cloths/paper towels to wipe brushes with, paper palette (size 8"x10")



10am–11am: Ages 8–10 "Zoo, Sea, and Fairy Tails"
11:20–12:20: Ages 10–12 "Flowers and Portraits"
12:40–1:40: Ages 12–14 "Still -Life, Collages, and Portraits"
2:00–3:00: Ages 14+ "Pre-College"
2:00–3:00: Ages 14+ "Figure Drawing"


"Zoo, Sea, and Fairy Tales" ages 8–10:

Class is based on still-life set ups, learning to see shapes, colors, and practice hand and eye coordination. Students will focus on painting wild animals, sea creatures, and fairy tale characters. Students will learn how to mix colors and different painting techniques. We will be using acrylic paints.

"Flowers and Portraits" ages 10–12:

Class is based on values, shapes, darks, and lights applicable to painting flowers from observation. Students will also create several portraits of either their beloved pets or famouse people using different painting techniques. Will be using acrylic paints.

"Still-Life, Collage, and Portraits" ages 12–14:

Students will continue to learn hand and eye coordination, focusing on darks/lights, values, composition, and design in creating still-life, portraits of people they admire using acrylic paints, as well as collage elements such as tape, modeling paste and newspaper.

"Pre-College" ages 14+:

The class is structured and geared towards older children who can spend longer time on each project (combination of Drawing and Painting). Elements and principals of design, composition, tonal values, and color theory will be covered. Some projects will be still-life, others –– from the imagination. Students will get an occasional homework. We will be using both acrylic paints and charcoal/pencils. A professional art model will be hired for additional $25 per hour (charge is split among students), payable directly to her.


Hi, I am a professional artist with MFA, an art teacher with over 22 years of experience teaching children, teens and adults, and a mom of a teenager and a 9-year old who is homeschooled. Since we moved from NYC to this area 12 years ago, I have been teaching at NOVA Community College as well as privately. Teaching is my passion, and I enjoy it tremendously. Additionally, I am well versed in the graphic design industry as I held several graphic designer/art director's positions in NYC and Boston over the years. I warmly welcome you to my studio and look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion for art with you and your children. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have, and I will respond promptly.

© 2017–2018 All artworks are copyrighted by artist–Nataliya Gurshman and her students, and may not be reproduced in any way without artist's permission.