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

June Workshop

Hello Artists! In the first class of the June workshop you will learn the techniques and ways to have a great composition in your paintings. In the last 3 classes you will paint a painting of your choice. Ryan Perea, Kathy Bensabat will have classes available and Ryan Perea will be teaching a Thursday class this summer. (Schedule Below.)

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

July Workshop

Hello Artists! In the first class of July we will be learning perspective in art. In the last 3 classes you will do a painting of your choice. Classes will now be posted 3 months in advance so that you can have this info for your schedule. Ryan Perea and Kathy Bensabat will have classes available and Ryan Perea will be teaching a Thursday class this summer. (Notice that we are off the week of 4th of July.)

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

Workshop Calendar

May Workshop Schedule

Gretchen first class: Palette Knife Painting

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

June Workshop Schedule

Gretchen first class: Composition in your Paintings

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

July Workshop Schedule

Gretchen first class: Perspective in Art

Monday oil and drawing workshop with Ryan Perea-
6:00-8:30pm July 8, 15, 22, 29
Tuesday oil with Gretchen Armbruster-
10:30-1:00pm July 9, 16, 23, 30
Tuesday watercolor with Kathy Bensabat-
3:00-5:30pm July 9, 16, 23, 30
Wednesday oil with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm July 10, 17, 24, 31
Wednesday oil with Gretchen-
3:00-5:30pm July 10, 17, 24, 31
Thursday oil and drawing workshop with Ryan Perea-
10:30-1:00pm July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1
Thursday oil with Gretchen-
6:00-8:30pm July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1
Friday oil with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2

August Workshop Schedule

Gretchen first class: Techniques of Pastel

Monday oil and drawing workshop with Ryan Perea-
6:00-8:30pm August 5, 12, 19, 26
Tuesday oil with Gretchen Armbruster-
10:30-1:00pm August 6, 13, 20, 27
Tuesday watercolor with Kathy Bensabat-
3:00-5:30pm August 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesday oil with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm August 7, 14, 21, 28
Wednesday oil with Gretchen-
3:00-5:30pm August 7, 14, 21, 28
Thursday oil and drawing workshop with Ryan Perea-
10:30-1:00pm August 8, 15, 22, 29
Thursday oil with Gretchen-
6:00-8:30pm August 8, 15, 22, 29
Friday oil with Gretchen-
10:30-1:00pm August 9, 16, 23, 30

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