Susie frequently holds classes in her watercolor studio, The Artist’s Corner, and oil studio, Atelier Copper. Here is a lineup of the regularly offered classes as well as a calendar with upcoming events.

If you need supplies for Susie’s weekly oil class or monthly watercolor class, they can usually be purchased for an additional fee. Check out the details below and be sure to let Susie know that you will need supplies when you sign up for the class. Remember to wear your paint clothes to oil classes!

Beginning Oil Painting with Susie

Most Saturdays, Susie holds a step by step oil painting class. You will learn the basics of drawing, mixing paint, and general procedures for oil painting. The subjects are often lovable local animals, which has affectionately given this class the nickname “Paint Your Pet”. 

All students paint their picture from the same photograph. If you’re interested in submitting your own pet to be the subject of a class please take a photo and send it to Susie. The photo must use natural light, usually early morning or late afternoon light works best. If your photo is chosen for PYP Susie will reach out to you. Check the calendar to see which painting will be happening next!


$25 per class OR $45 – $55 if all supplies are provided for you ($25 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration if you require supplies)

*A prepared canvas can be purchased separately, ask Susie for details

  1. Canvas (size is noted in calendar description)
  2. Oil Paints

Beginning Watercolor

Enhance your watercolor skills! All levels of artists are welcome to join us for this class!


$25 per class OR $40 if all supplies are provided for you

  1. Usual watercolor supplies

Details vary each week, so check your session’s specifics on the calendar.

Old Masters' Oil Techniques with Heinie Hartwig of Soulsbyville

Learn to paint the way the old masters from 1860 – 1900 painted — detailed, yet fast and loose


$75 per lesson

*There is typically a wait list for this class. No-shows will be charged the full amount of the lesson.

  1. T-shirt rags
  2. Paper towels
  3. Turp pot
  4. Rounded-tip palette knife
  5. Heinie’s selection of oil colors (ask for a list when signing up for the class)

Open Paint Session on Thursdays

Each Thursday, Susie hosts an open paint session. Every week, she focuses on one medium:

oil, acrylics, watercolor, or pastels.

Check out the calendar to see what painting is happening next!


$5 studio fee


Vary depending on the medium, check the schedule for specifics

Poinsettia Class, Nov. 4th
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Submit Your Photo for "Paint Your Pet"

Here are some examples of “Paint Your Pet” submissions.