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.
David Blackwell teaches a fundamentals of drawing 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

November Workshop

These are the LAST classes of 2022! The calendar is still open, but filling quickly. Book your easel now!! This is a great chance to get your paintings ready for the holidays, they make the perfect gift! Get your ideas ready, and you'll be guided through your painting to have it ready to take home at the end of the month. In November, classes are on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th weeks of the month, we're off the week of Thanksgiving.
Ryan Perea's classes are on Monday & Thursday evenings, covering painting and drawing. Kathy's watercolor classes are on Tuesday afternoon. Gretchen's classes are available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, at various times, as noted on the calendar below. Monthly class fees are $250 with all supplies included. Please note that sign-up and payment must be received by October 15th, so all supplies can be ordered.
*** Gift certificates for classes are available - they make great gifts. *** If you have any questions or would like to sign up, contact Gretchen Armbruster at 985-630-6295!

January Workshop

A new year of classes is upon us, the calendar is still open, but filling quickly. Book your easel now!! We have four full weeks of classes coming in January, it's a great way to start off the New Year, and our classes also make a fantastic gift for those special to you. (call Gretchen for details.) In January, we'll learn about using layering techniques in your paintings. Layering is one of the skills that adds 'magic' to your paintings, and it's a core skill that you'll want to learn or master. The rest of the month's classes will be dedicated to guiding you through your own work of art.
Ryan Perea's classes are on Monday & Thursday evenings, covering painting and drawing. Gretchen's classes are available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, at various times, as noted on the calendar below. Monthly class fees are $250 with all supplies included. Please note that sign-up and payment must be received by December 15th, so all supplies can be ordered.
*** Gift certificates for classes are available - they make great gifts. *** If you have any questions or would like to sign up, contact Gretchen Armbruster at 985-630-6295!

Workshop Calendar

November Workshop Schedule

Monday Oil and Drawing workshop with Ryan Perea-
6:00-8:30pm November 7, 14, 28
Tuesday Oils with Gretchen Armbruster-
10:30-1:00pm November 8, 15, 29
Tuesday Oils with Kathy Bensabat-
3:00-5:30pm November 8, 15, 29
Wednesday Oils with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm November 9, 16, 30
Wednesday Oils with Gretchen-
3:00-5:30pm November 9, 16, 30
Thursday Oils with Ryan Perea-
6:00-8:30pm November 10, 17, December 1
Friday Oils with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm November 11, 18, December 2

December Workshop Schedule

Monday Oil and Drawing workshop with Ryan Perea-
6:00-8:30pm December 5, 12

January Workshop Schedule

Monday Oil and Drawing workshop with Ryan Perea-
6:00-8:30pm January 9, 16, 23, 30
Tuesday Oils with Gretchen Armbruster-
10:30-1:00pm January 10, 17, 24, 31
Wednesday Oils with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm January 11, 18, 25, February 1
Wednesday Oils with Gretchen-
3:00-5:30pm January 11, 18, 25, February 1
Thursday Oils with Ryan Perea-
6:00-8:30pm January 12, 19, 26, February 2
Friday Oils with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm January 13, 20, 27, February 3

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!

Pricing and Payment Methods

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

All workshops are $240 and due by the 15th of the previous month.

Discount bulk workshops are available:
3 Months – $630 ($60 savings)
6 Months – $1230 ($150 savings)
12 months – $2400 ($360 savings)

Refund and Makeup Class Policy

No refunds once a workshop has been paid for and booked. You may schedule one makeup class if you have to miss a workshop due to emergency.

Makeup Workshop Policy
1. Only 1 make up per month. If you miss another the next month but have not done a makeup for the previous missed class you will not be able to make that class up.
2. Makeups are for emergencies only.
3. If you schedule a makeup then miss that makeup you forfeit the makeup.
4. If you don’t let me know that you are missing class, either by phone call, text or email, you forfeit the class. Please let me know the day before or earlier if possible. (Text is best).
These rules make it easier to manage and keep track of and make it fair to all.

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

Armbruster Artworks