Adult Art

Adult Art Classes

 Classes will be held at 2377 Rte. 7 South

Thursday AM Mixed Media/Pastels

Instructor: Sean Dye

Have you ever been mesmerized by a pastel painting? Pure pastel pigment sits vibrantly on the surface. Learn how to effectively use under-painting. Make your own painting using some of Sean’s favorite combinations of materials. Through demonstration and instruction Sean will explain how and why certain supplies were used. Panels, paper, pastels, paint and alternative materials will be provided. Please bring sketches, still life or reference photos. Tuition $150. 5 classes per session.

Sess 2-July 18, 25, Aug 8, 15, 22(no class on July 11 or Aug 1)  REGISTER >

Sess 3-Aug 29-Sept 26  REGISTER >

Weds. AM Int/Adv Painting 

Instructor: Richard Weinstein

This is a class in the methods and materials of painting. Emphasis will be placed on the growth and development of drawing, color, and compositional skills so that personal self-expression and style can be realized. We will work in landscape, still life, and the figure. Media may include pen and ink wash, watercolor, oils, acrylics, and pastel depending on the preference of the student. Students should bring the materials they want to work with. Class will be held at 2377 Rte. 7 South from 10-noon.

Sess 1 – June19-July 3, Tuition $84 (3 classes)  REGISTER >

Sess 2 – July 10-31, Tuition $112 (4 classes)  REGISTER >

Sess 3 – Aug 7-28, Tuition $112 (4 classes)  REGISTER >


Instructor: Margret Carde

This is a class in the methods and materials of watercolor painting. Emphasis will be on the growth and development of personal expression through individual critiques of student work. Instruction will be offered in areas that are unique to watercolor: brushwork, color, transparency, and the movement of paint and water. Materials list will be available upon registration. Students should bring either images or objects to the class. Teens welcome. Classes will run from 1-3PM.

Sess 1-Fridays, June 21- July 12, Tuition $100  REGISTER >

Sess 2-Fridays, July 19 – Aug 9, Tuition $100  REGISTER >  

Intro to Digital Photography

Instructor: Demetrius Borge

Students in this beginner workshop will learn the basics of using their camera. This class will focus on learning the basic of your camera, and taking it off of automatic. We will discuss the different uses of aperture, shutter speed, and iso. Each week there will be a photo challenge, and an opportunity to critique and learn from each other’s work. A DSLR camera will be required. No experience necessary. Teens welcome. From 6-8PM. Tuition $75

Mondays, July 1, 8, 15

Handmade Books: Simply Sewn

Instructor: Jane Ploughman

Description: In this workshop students will learn basic bookbinding skills while sewing single and multiple-signature books. Bookbinding tools, resources and some tricks of the trade will be shown. A variety of decorative papers will be used and many examples of hand sewn books for inspiration. Students will leave with two to three different sewn bindings. This is a great class for first time bookmakers, and for those wanting to finesse their design and binding skills. All materials and handouts will be provided. Optional: students are welcome to bring any of their own papers and tools.
Friday, July 19, 9AM-Noon, Tuition $50  REGISTER >

Coptic Stitch Bookbinding

Instructor: Jane Ploughman

Learn how to sew this versatile exposed-stitch binding that opens flat and is ideal as a sketchbook or journal. We will make a single-needle coptic stitch journal using decorative paper for the cover (feel free to bring your own hand decorated paste paper or another paper you like – this is optional). Students will receive instruction sheet(s) and a resource list. All materials for the workshop will be provided.
Friday, July 26, 9AM-Noon, Tuition $50  REGISTER >

Basket Making

Instructor: Kristine Myrick Andrews

We will be building a basket that you can use to carry pies, cakes, salads etc. or pick your veggies and fruit in.  You will learn how to construct the base of the basket, put a rim on and carve a handle. We will do this all in 5 hours and you will go home with a basket you made yourself. Students should bring a ruler, scissors and a jackknife for carving. Teens welcome. Materials included.

Sunday, Aug. 4, from noon-5PM, Tuition $94  REGISTER >

Bringing the Plein Air Experience Indoors Instructor: George Van Hook

Many people love to paint outdoors en plein air.  We all have trouble bringing those paintings to completion. This can easily be remedied by joining George Van Hook as he shows you how to take your plein air studies to completed paintings. George will stress allaprima painting using a loose and fast approach to capture the landscape in the first try and then each day we will return to the studio to complete your studies or use them for further artistic expression.  This will be a wonderfully creative way to learn and experience how to enhance your own artistic development.  Please bring your own plein air equipment, supports, and media (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic). Bring a bag lunch and drink. A materials list will be supplied upon registration. This workshop will be for all levels.

July 27 & 28  9AM-4PM each day, Tuition $300  REGISTER >

To register OR for More information,

email Barb Or Heidi at

or call 802-247-3702. 

Classroom phone 802-458-8979 If no one answers it’s best to call Barb at 247-3702
Mail check to:
Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Rte. 7, Middlebury, Vt 05753.

No refunds given for student cancellations less than 7 days from start of class.