Classes


Carol painting a mountain trail.


Art classes are available on weekdays throughout the year at 2 Smith Art Gallery. Since 2008, Pam and Larry Smith have taught an average of 120 students a year the joy of painting. They teach both beginners and experienced artists wanting to hone their painting skills. Together they make a dynamic teaching team. Their goal is to help maximize your painting experience, by giving you the opportunity to interact and learn from two different teachers during your class time. They teach using the Socratic method, actively demonstrating different painting techniques with you, together they help you make your paintings the very best they can be. Larry’s specialty is landscapes, color theory, brush and palette knives techniques, dixie-cup humor and playing music. Pam is skilled in portrait, still life and landscape painting.

Larry’s is a member of Oil Painters of America. His work was recently chosen Best in the Painting Category at the 2016 Dogwood Festival. And he was awarded the Directors Award at the 2016 Piedmont Art Festival. Recently he was awarded First Place at the Isle of Eight Shrimp Festival in the Acrylic and Oil category. He teaches both oil and acrylic painting. Pam is known for her patient ability to teach others how to paint and how to create beautiful people and pet oil portraits. She was recently selected to paint a portrait of State Legislator Brooks Coleman.

Everyone starts with the fruit painting.

Pam and Larry compliment each other. They bring strong teaching understanding to the studio/classroom, while fostering an encouraging learning environment. Classes are well suited to the beginner and to the experienced painter who is looking to improve their painting skills. Sessions are offered throughout the year — Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.

Winter, 2018 Oil Painting Classes. Our Winter 2018 Oil Painting classes begin Wednesday, January 10, 2018 and Thursday, January 11, 2018 . The Winter classes will be offered on two different week days -Wednesdays and Thursdays. For 2018 we offer five, three-hour classes. The fee is $270. Each three-hour class meets for one day a week, for six weeks, at 2 Smith Art Gallery in Duluth. You can choose from the following classes:

• Wednesday Afternoon class meets from 1:30pm until 4:30pm

Lisa painting a portrait of her daughter.

• Wednesday Evening class meets from 6pm until 9pm
• Thursday Morning class meets from 9am until noon.
• Thursday Afternoon class meets from 1:30pm until 4:30pm
• Thursday Evening class meets from 6pm until 9pm

Students have the opportunity to make up missed classes during the Winter, 2018 classes by attending any of the other four classes offered during the Winter, 2018 classes.

The Winter, 2018 Oil Painting Classes will meet for six (6) consecutive weeks*. Three hours each session. 18 hours of instruction by two teachers – Pam and Larry Smith. The fee is $260. Painting supplies are not included in the class fee. A class materials list and art store providers will be provided when you sign up for the class. All class materials are available for sale at 2 Smith Art Gallery. A wide variety of canvases, brushes and paints. Details and sign up availability can be seen on Larry’s website artistlarrysmith.com *Please note class schedules may change depending on Larry’s 2018 art show travel schedule.

We also have a Fall, 2017 Oil Painting Workshop scheduled for Thursday, November 9, Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, 2017. This workshop is perfect for the beginner to the experienced artist. Adults and teenagers. All art material is provided. Students just walk in and begin painting. The workshop is taught by two experienced artists. One a landscape artist, the other a portrait artist.

You will have fun.

A strong emphasis on color theory using the color wheel is taught. Students will have the opportunity to complete two paintings. One traditional still life. And a landscape. Demonstrations on brush and palette knife work is included. We will listen to a variety of music. Have a glass or two of wine. Explore some nearby restaurants and live-music. We will have fun.
Hopefully you will return home with one or two complete paintings in a pizza box.

The cost for the Oil Painting Workshop is $375 for 2 1/2 days of instruction. Couples receive a discount of $150 off the price of $750.

Workshop dates and hours are: Thursday, November 9, 2017 – 1pm until 5pm; Friday, November 10, 2017 – 9am until 5pm; Saturday, November 11, 2016 – 9am until 5pm.

Go to artistlarrysmith.com for details. Or call Larry or Pam at the gallery.404.996.8922.

All classes meet at the new 2 Smith Art Gallery located in Historic Downtown Duluth. The space is beautifully tailored for a unique art experience.

Art Supplies

All class materials are available for sale at 2 Smith Art Gallery. A material list is provided for both traditional landscapes and still lives. Materials will initially cost about $290. They should last you for about a year’s worth of painting. An additional materials list is also offered for those who want to do portrait painting. Call Pam or Larry and we will discuss portrait supplies needed with you. Desk top easels are available in the studio. Plus a few large easels.

If the desired class is sold out, you can call Larry at 404.314.3669 to discuss other options or to be placed on a waiting list.

This year we plan to offer four seasonal Six-Week Sessions: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. And one or two select three-day workshop.

Kimberly and Nora working on a painting.

Jane painting a Cezanne still life.

Jim painting the Hilton Head lighthouse.

The girl with the pearl earring.

Christine paints another masterpiece.

Wendy painting a portrait of her two daughters.

Pam teaching a student how to do a portrait.z

Kay proudly shows off her boat painting.

Karen paints a beautiful sunflower with a bee.

Emma paints Tuscany.

Another beautiful lily pond painting

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