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!

Mary Helen Seago teaches an abstract workshop at Armbruster Artworks, for more information visit her page.
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

November Workshop

The November workshop is a 4 class workshop. In this workshop you will learn about perspective in art, how perspective gives your painting form and distance. In the last 3 classes you will do a painting of your choice. The cost of the workshop is $230 and is due by October 15. All supplies are included. Please reserve your easel soon as classes fill very fast. 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!

(Notice we are off the week of Thanksgiving)
Monday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / October 30, November 6, 13, 27
Tuesday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / October 31, November 7 14, 28
Wednesday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / November 1, 8, 15, 29
Wed Afternoon: 3:00pm – 5:30pm / November 1, 8, 15, 29
Thursday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / November 2, 9, 16, 30
Friday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / November 3, 10, 17, December 1

Mary Helen Seago's Workshop
Monday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / October 30, November 6, 13, 27

Kathy Benasbat's Workshop
Tuesday: 3:00pm – 5:30pm / October 31, November 7, 14, 28

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

January Workshop

Just a reminder that in December there are no classes. The workshops will start back up in January. In the January workshop you will learn about composition in the first class. You will learn the placement of visual elements in your paintings. Using color, shape, line and values to create the most interesting work of art possible. This is used in abstract paintings also. In the last 3 classes you will work on a painting of your choice. The cost of the workshop is $230 and is due by December 15. All supplies are included. Some classes will most likely be full before the 15th so if you wish to reserve your easel please do so soon. 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!

(Reminder that there are no classes in December)
Tuesday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / January 9, 16, 23, 30
Wednesday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / January 10, 17, 24, 31
Wed Afternoon: 3:00pm – 5:30pm / January 10, 17, 24, 31
Thursday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / January 11, 18, 25, February 1
Friday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / January 12, 19, 26, February 2

Mary Helen Seago's Workshop
Monday: 10:30am – 1:00pm / January 8, 15, 22, 29

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

Ryan Perea's Workshop
Monday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm / January 8, 15, 22, 29

***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