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

March Workshop

As March marches in, we have an exciting class planned as the first lesson of our March 2020 semester. Monochromatic Painting! (I know, that doesn't sound thrilling, but hear me out...) Being able to paint and draw in greyscale allows an artist to concentrate on light and shadow, learn tones and values, all without the distraction of color. You can then translate that knowledge to color, but with a MUCH better understanding of the basics. The cost of the workshop is $240. All supplies are included. Classes fill quickly and there are only a limited number of spots available.

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

April Workshop

In the first class of the April workshop we will learn the technique of painting on a black canvas. If you haven't done a black-canvas painting, you won't want to miss April's lesson. A black canvas produces a stunning result. In the first class of the month you will learn all the techniques needed to create your own special work of art and leave class with a finished work suitable for framing. The cost of the workshop is $240. All supplies are included. Classes fill quickly and there are only a limited number of spots available. March 15th is the deadline for sign-ups.

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

Workshop Calendar

February Workshop Schedule

Oil Painting

Monday oil and drawing workshop with Ryan Perea-
6:00-8:30pm February 3, 10, 17, 24
Tuesday oil with Gretchen Armbruster-
10:30-1:00pm February 4, 11, 18, 25
Tuesday watercolor with Peggy Bergeron-
3:00-5:30pm February 4, 11, 18, 25
Wednesday oil with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm February 5, 12, 19, 26
Wednesday oil with Gretchen-
3:00-5:30pm February 5, 12, 19, 26
Thursday oil with Gretchen-
6:00-8:30pm February 6, 13, 20, 27
Friday oil with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm February 7, 14, 21, 28

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

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