Armbruster Artworks Fine Art Classes

Gretchen Armbruster teaches fine art workshops on various fine art techniques at her Covington Art School and Gallery. Her workshops are suitable for students of all experience levels. Each month covers a different topic such as landscape, still life, and pastels. Classes fill up fast so reserve your easel soon!

Kathy Benasbat teaches a beginners watercolor workshop, for her workshop visit here.
Ryan Perea teaches a drawing and oil painting workshop, for his workshop visit here.

May Workshop

The May workshop is a 4 class workshop. In the first class you will learn the techniques and art of pastels. In the last 3 classes each student will do an oil painting of their own. The cost of the workshop is $230 and all supplies are included. This fee is due by the 15th of April and after the 15th the cost is $250. Classes fill fast so reserve your easel soon. You will choose the day that you wish to come every week in May.

Monday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / May 1, 8, 15, 22
Tuesday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / May 2, 9, 16, 23
Wednesday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / May 3, 10, 17, 24
Wed Afternoon: 3:00pm – 5:30pm / May 3, 10, 17, 24
Thursday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / May 4, 11, 18, 25
Friday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / May 5, 12, 19, 26

June Workshop

June is a 4 class workshop. In the 1st class you will paint a still life that has been set up in class. Shadow, composition, drawing and color will all be subjects learned in this lesson. In the next 3 classes each artist will paint a subject of their choice. The cost of the workshop is $230 and all supplies are included. This fee is due by the 15th of May and after the 15th the cost is $250. Classes fill fast so reserve your easel soon. You will choose the day that you wish to come every week in May / June.

Monday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / May 29th, June 5, 19 , 26
Tuesday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / May 30, June 6, 20, 27
Wednesday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / May 31, June 7, 21, 28
Wed Afternoon: 3:00pm – 5:30pm / May 31, June 7, 21, 28
Thursday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / June 1, 8, 22, 29
Friday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / June 2, 9, 23, 30

*No class for the week of June 11-17

July Workshop

It's time to sign up for the July workshop. In the first class of July you will learn the techniques of pastel painting. In the other 3 classes you will do a painting of your choice. The cost is 230$ and all supplies are included. Workshop fee should be paid before the 15th of June. Classes fill fast so reserve your easel soon. After the 15th the cost is $250 if there are spots available.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up, contact Gretchen Armbruster at 985-630-6295!

July Workshop Schedule
No classes on the week of 4th of July Tuesday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / July 10, 17, 24, 31
Wednesday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / July 11, 18, 25, August 1
Wed Afternoon: 3:00pm – 5:30pm / July 11, 18, 25, August 1
Thursday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / July 12, 19, 26, August 2
Friday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / July 13, 20, 27, August 3

Ryan Perea's Workshop
I am excited to announce that Ryan Perea will be teaching an "Old Masters Workshop". In this workshop each artist will choose an old masters painting ( example- Vermeer, Rembrandt, DaVinci, Rapheal). You will learn how to paint with the techniques and colors that the old masters used. The painting will be drawn for you with a projector in order to spend all the time focusing on painting.
Monday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / July 9, 16, 23, 30
Thursday: 10:30am – 1:00 pm / July 12, 19, 26, August 2

Kathy Benasbat's Workshop
Tuesday: 3:00pm – 5:30 pm / July 10, 17, 24, 31

***No refunds once a workshop has been paid for and booked. Makeup classes are available and one makeup class a month is allowed.

August Workshop

It's time to sign up for the August workshop. August is already half full, so please do not wait too late to reserve your spot! The August workshop is going to be about Color! You will learn color mixing, how color is used in your paintings to achieve certain effects and how to apply your color in different ways to achieve different looks. If you are a fairly new student I will show you how to make a color chart (many of you have done this already) This will be a guide for color mixing. It has come in very handy for the students who already have made one. The cost is 230$ and all supplies are included. Workshop fee should be paid before the 15th of June. Classes fill fast so reserve your easel soon. After the 15th the cost is $250 if there are spots available.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up, contact Gretchen Armbruster at 985-630-6295!

August Workshop Schedule
Tuesday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / August 7, 14, 21, 28
Wednesday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / August 8, 15, 22, 29
Wed Afternoon: 3:00pm – 5:30pm / August 8, 15, 22, 29
Thursday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / August 9, 16, 23, 30
Friday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / August 10, 17, 24, 31

Ryan Perea's Drawing and Oil Painting Workshop
Monday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / August 6, 13, 20, 27

Kathy Benasbat's Watercolor Workshop
Tuesday: 3:00pm – 5:30 pm / August 7, 14, 21, 28

***No refunds once a workshop has been paid for and booked. Makeup classes are available and one makeup class a month is allowed.

About the Workshop

Gretchen Armbruster’s instructional workshops have become popular with students of all experience levels. The workshops are usually 4 classes each month, teaching color mixing, line, composition and many techniques in oil painting. Each month covers a different topic in the first class. Landscape, still life, figure and face, and seascapes have been some of the previous subjects. In some workshops other mediums are taught, such as pastel, pen and ink, or watercolor and pencil. In the last 3 classes students will do a painting of their choice in oils.

Guest teachers such as Ryan Perea, Mary Helen Seago, and Ben Benson teach a variety of workshops at Armbruster Artworks. For any questions contact Gretchen Armbruster at 985-630-6295.

Classes fill fast so reserve your easel soon!!!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Call Gretchen at 985-630-6295!  Note that you are not signed up until payment is received!

Payment Methods

We accept all major credit cards, cash, or check!

Refund and Makeup Class Policy

No refunds once a workshop has been paid for and booked. Makeup classes are available and one makeup class a month is allowed.

Armbruster Artworks Fine Art Gallery and School is located at 502 N Columbia St, Covington, LA 70433. Directions here.

Armbruster Artworks