Fine Art Summer Classes

European Style with Valerie Garth. Learn through colors and using your imagination while creating European Art with a twist. Sign up for Fine ArtPainting, Fine Art Drawing, or both!  

Fine Art Painting for ages 7-11:

Fine Art Painting Lessons will be taught on Tuesdays (10am-12pm), Thursdays (10am-12pm) and Saturdays (10am-12pm) starting on July 17th.  1 week (3 lessons) is flat rate at $235 per week excluding costs for Fine Art Painting kit of $ 19.00 per student.  Please contact Valerie directly to register at

During these painting lessons you will learn how important colors are in painting. You will also get familiarized with painting tools and different mediums that can be used for painting on canvasses.

Week 1 | The Basics and Piet Mondrian Tableau no IV

July 17, 19, 21

Get to know the feeling of holding a paintbrush in your hand, putting paint on it and creating Art on a canvas. During this week you will get familiar with the color theory, mixing colors, the color wheel and how to use your painting tools. We’ll be creating a color wheel and will make a tablet like Piet Mondrian.



Week 2 | Pablo Picasso Self Portrait

July24, 26, 28

Cubism style like Pablo Picasso ‘Tete de femme’, we will be working on making a self-portrait in a cubism form, with vibrant colors.



Week 3 | Vincent Van Gogh and Starry Night

July31, August 2, August 4

During this week’s lesson we will be creating our own version of the ‘Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh and adding different structures to the painting.



Week 4 | Henri Matisse and Beasts of the Sea

August 7, 9, 11

During this week’s lesson we will be working on a 2-piece painting. We will be making a replica of Henri Matisse’s painting ‘Beasts of the Sea’.

Week 5 | Edvard Munch and The Sun

August14, 16, 18

We will be creating a painting about ‘The Sun’ by Edvard Munch. The Sun gives us energy every day and makes many things on our planet come alive, therefore we would like to give gratitude to the Sun by making this painting.

Week 6 | Landscape painting

August  21, 23, 25

In the final week we will be painting a local landscape painting, please bring a picture of your favorite view, such as the beach or city view.


Fine Art Drawing for ages 7-11:

Fine Art Drawing Lessons will be taught on Mondays (10am-12pm), Wednesdays (2-4pm) and Fridays (10am-12pm) starting on July 16th.  1 week (3 lessons) is flat rate at $235 per week excluding costs for Fine Art Drawing kit of $ 15.00 per student.  Please contact Valerie directly to register at 

During this Drawing course you will learn how to create amazing drawings by using different techniques and tools, working with black and white charcoal, different type of pencils and shading.

Week 1 | The Basics, self-portrait like Piet Mondrian

July 16, 18, 20

Get to know the different type of pencils, what the letters HB, H2 or 6B stands for. Learn how to work with shades and to create 2d and 3D drawings. See what tools are essential to start a drawing. During this lesson we will be drawing several shapes and forms by using a variety of pencils.  You will make a self-portrait in the style of Piet Mondrian’s ‘Self Portrait’ but mixed up with you own facial features.



Week 2 | Drawing a tree like Gustav Klimt

July 23, 25, 27

Drawing nature in a different way.  Drawing not just any tree, but the Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt


Week 3 | Vision and body parts like Leonardo da Vinci

July 30, August 1, August 3

Now that you are familiar with the basics, it’s time to get to the real deal. If it wasn’t for our eye-sight, most of us would not be able to draw. Vision is very important and we will be drawing our own eye. Draw like Leonardo da Vinci ‘the Vitruvian (Wo)Man’

Week 4 | Drawing animals like Rembrandt

August 6, 8, 10

Draw your favourite animal, with your new skill set. Add all the amazing details to your current drawing, so that your favourite animal (almost) comes to live in paper! Draw the elephant like Rembrandt, using the similar drawing skills.


Week 5 | Drawing flowers like Vincent Van Gogh

August 13 , 15,  17

Turn a painting into a drawing by using colored pencils and draw ‘the Sun Flowers’.

Week 6 | Drawing Puzzle

August 20, 22, 24

The final week we will be drawing a puzzle, each puzzle piece will represent a part of your own life, like your parents or siblings, football team, dancing team, your favorite activity or food.

*Minimum 3 students. Maximum 10 students.
*Minimum of 3 lessons (1 week) of drawing or painting is required.
*All artists will be invited to show their work at The Duxbury Art Association’s Member Show this fall.