Art classes are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 Smith Art Gallery located in Historic Downtown Duluth. Since 2008, Pam and Larry Smith have taught an average of 110 students a year the joy of painting. 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 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. 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 oil portraits.

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.

Summer, 2016 Oil Painting Classes. 

Our Summer 2016 Oil Painting classes begin Tuesday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 1, 2016 . Classes are offered on two different week days; Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For 2016 we offer six, three-hour classes. The fee is $250. Each three-hour class meets for one day a week at 2 Smith Art Gallery in Historic Downtown Duluth. You can choose from the following classes:

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

Students have the opportunity to make up missed classes by attending another Summer, 2016 Oil Painting class time then the one they are registered for.

The Summer, 2016 classes will meet for six (6) non-consecutive weeks*. Three hours each session. 18 hours of instruction by two teachers is provided. The fee is $250. Painting supplies are not included in the class fee. Details and sign up availability can be seen on Larry’s website *Class schedule may change depending on Larry’s art show travel schedule.

Three-Day, Fall Workshop. November 10, 11, 12 2016.

The workshop offered at 2 Smith Art Gallery is our two and a half-day, Fall workshop on Oil Painting. The workshop meets, Thursday, November 10, 1-5pm; Friday, November 11, 9am until 5pm and Saturday, November 12, 9am until 5pm. You will learn advanced color theory, paint a still life and be introduced to painting with a palette knife. The fee of $375 includes all your materials. You just show up and have fun learning to paint. Go to 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 $325. 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.


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