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

September Workshop

Its time to sign up for the September workshop. In the first class of September we will learn how to draw the human anatomy. You will learn the different ways to break your sketch down into geometric shapes and measurements so that you can achieve the correct proportions of anatomy and make it much easier to draw. The other 3 classes each person will do a painting of their choice in oil. The cost of the workshop is 230$ and is due by August 15th. Please reserve your easel soon as the classes have begun to fill and there is limited space. Just a reminder that there is a discount if you sign up in advance for 3, 6, or 12 months at a time. (contact me for more details) 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!

September Workshop Schedule
Tuesday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / Sept 4, 11, 18, 25
Wednesday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / Sept 5, 12, 19, 26
Wed Afternoon: 3:00pm – 5:30pm / Sept 5, 12, 19, 26
Thursday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / Sept 6, 13, 20, 27
Friday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / Sept 7, 14, 21, 28

Ryan Perea's Drawing and Oil Painting Workshop
Monday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / September 3, 10, 17, 24

Kathy Benasbat's Watercolor Workshop
Tuesday: 3:00pm – 5:30 pm / September 4, 11, 18, 25

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

October Workshop

Hello Artists! Fall and the holidays are right around the corner and this means that Fall for Art and The Three Rivers art events are too! Fall for Art is October 13. Three Rivers Art Festival is November 10th and 11th. If you wish to display and sell your painting at these events please let me know. I would like to switch out any paintings that you have now for new ones. Just let me know. Also don't forget that Armbruster Artworks has 3 teachers that teach other workshops that you may be interested in. Watercolor, acrylic and drawing and portraiture.

October workshop sign up has begun. In October we will learn about values in painting ( in the first class). How important your darks, medium and light values are to your painting.

The cost of the workshop is 230$ and is due by August 15th. Please reserve your easel soon as the classes have begun to fill and there is limited space. Just a reminder that there is a discount if you sign up in advance for 3, 6, or 12 months at a time. (contact me for more details) 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!

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

Ryan Perea's Drawing and Oil Painting Workshop
Monday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / October 1, 8, 15, 22

Kathy Benasbat's Watercolor Workshop
Tuesday: 3:00pm – 5:30 pm / October 2, 9, 16, 23

Ben Benson's Acrylic Workshop
Tuesday: 3:00pm – 5:30 pm / October 6, 20, 27 (3 classes)
Cost $180

***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