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

May Workshop

Hello Students, I am reopening the studio for May classes under parish and city guidelines.
1. There will be only 8 people per class. 2 at each table and 2 students on easels in the front and back. Because of the limited amount of spots, it will be first come first serve. If you miss out on signing up for May you can sign up for June or months after. I am keeping track of the workshops that I owe people and your paid workshop will never expire.
2. I am asking those who are in the high-risk group to please wait for a later workshop. I will have gloves and masks to provide and I will keep the studio as sanitized as I can but the safest plan for high-risk people is to stay home. This also goes for people with high-risk family members at home. My video art tutorials will continue so you can enjoy those.
3. Please text me to let me know if you are interested in resuming in May. My phone number is 985-630-6295. Do not wait to let me know because I believe as soon as this goes out it will fill fast.
4. Kathy Bensabat will also be resuming her classes so text me to sign up for hers, also.
5. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me by text or email.

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

June Workshop

Hello Artists, it's time to sign up for The June workshop. With the new guidelines, there will be 12 allowed in each class. 4 to each table. These will be 4 class workshops and the cost is $240.
Some of you have workshops owed to you and I am keeping track of that, but still call me to sign up. If for any reason you can't sign up yet, know that I will hold on to your workshops till you can.
In Ryan Perea's Monday night oil and drawing classes he will be having an all-mask class. If you are high risk or feel more comfortable in an environment where everyone is wearing a mask then you can sign up for his class. But please understand that if you sign up for his workshop a mask will need to be worn.
In Gretchen Armbruster's classes, there will be masks, gloves, and sanitizer provided for those who prefer to wear them.
Teachers will be wearing masks. Students are not required if for some reason you can not.
In the first class of the workshop, we will learn perspective by sketching buildings and objects to help us learn the techniques. This will not take all class and you can jump to your individual paintings after.
Kathy Bensabats watercolor classes will return in June also.

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

Workshop Calendar

March Workshop Schedule

Monochromatic Painting and Greyscale

Monday oil and drawing workshop with Ryan Perea-
6:00-8:30pm March 9, 16, 23, 30
Tuesday oil with Gretchen Armbruster-
10:30-1:00pm March 10, 17, 24, 31
Tuesday watercolor with Kathy Bensabat-
3:00-5:30pm March 10, 17, 24, 31
Wednesday oil with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm March 11, 18, 25, April 1
Wednesday oil with Gretchen-
3:00-5:30pm March 11, 18, 25, April 1
Thursday oil with Gretchen-
6:00-8:30pm March 12, 19, 26, April 2
Friday oil with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm March 13, 20, 27, April 3

April Workshop Schedule

Oil Painting with Gretchen

Monday oil and drawing workshop with Ryan Perea-
6:00-8:30pm April 6, 13, 20, 27
Tuesday oil with Gretchen Armbruster-
10:30-1:00pm April 7, 14, 21, 28
Tuesday watercolor with Kathy Bensabat-
3:00-5:30pm April 7, 14, 21, 28
Wednesday oil with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm April 8, 15, 22, 29
Wednesday oil with Gretchen-
3:00-5:30pm April 8, 15, 22, 29
Thursday oil with Gretchen-
6:00-8:30pm April 9, 16, 23, 30
Friday oil with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm April 10, 17, 24, 31

May Workshop Schedule

Oil Painting

Tuesday oil with Gretchen Armbruster-
10:30-1:00pm May 5, 12, 19, 26
Tuesday watercolor with Kathy Bensabat-
3:00-5:30pm May 5, 12, 19, 26
Wednesday oil with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm May 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesday oil with Gretchen-
3:00-5:30pm May 6, 13, 20, 27
Thursday oil with Gretchen-
6:00-8:30pm May 7, 14, 21, 28
Friday oil with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm May 8, 15, 22, 29

June Workshop Schedule

Monday Oil and Drawing workshop with Ryan Perea-
6:00-8:30pm June 1, 8, 15, 22
Tuesday Oils with Gretchen Armbruster-
10:30-1:00pm June 2, 9, 16, 23
Tuesday Watercolor with Kathy Bensabat-
3:00-5:30pm June 2, 9, 16, 23
Wednesday Oils with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm June 3, 10, 17, 24
Wednesday Oils with Gretchen-
3:00-5:30pm June 3, 10, 17, 24
Thursday Oils with Gretchen-
6:00-8:30pm June 4, 11, 18, 25
Friday Oils with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm June 5, 12, 19, 26

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 $230 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