Painter . Illustrator . Textile Artist


Art Classes and Workshops in New Orleans.

classes & workshops

Frances hosts art classes and workshops in a relaxed, fun, and creative environment out of her studio. Frances teaches beginning to advanced levels while exploring mediums, techniques, and a variety of techniques:  pencil drawing, watercolor painting, and textiles. Private art lessons will be held one-on-one as well as in small groups of up to four people.  Classes meet on a weekly basis. Frances teaches students of all age levels, starting age four and up. It’s never too late (or too early) to learn how to paint and draw!

Current openings: Kids class, Wednesdays 10am - 11:30 | Adult Drawing and Watercolor class, Fridays 9am  |  Adult Drawing and Acrylic class, Tuesdays 6pm-7:30 

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DRAWING INTRO   Learn how to observe the world around as you develop your drawing voice and techniques. Observational drawing, still life, and figure drawing, as well as shading and texture techniques will all be taught. Drawing materials will range from pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, soft pastel, and pen.. 

PAINTING INTRO   Learn about the basics of color theory and mixing practice, get a feeling for contrasts and color combinations, discover the ins and outs of color wheels, and make your own first painting! A variety of topics and images will be sought for inspiration, and painting may be in either acrylic or watercolor. 

TEXTILE INTRO   Learn how to use a sewing machine, and create your own tapestries depicting objects, creatures, landscapes, or abstraction! No previous sewing proficiency required! The basics of composition, texture and fabric type will be studied, as well as simple assemblage techniques. This class is for anyone who loves textures and collage!

WORKSHOPS   Coming to town for the week and interested in a class? Want to create a tapestry with your gal pals? Get in touch regarding your idea and we can tailor a workshop for area of interest! 


Scheduling and Payment Typically, private lessons at Frances’ Studio take place on a weekly basis. Ask for a day and time that suits your schedule, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. You may take a one-hour trial lesson for which you are expected to pay on the day of class. For all future classes, we ask you to schedule and pay for a minimum of 4 sessions in advance, ideally at the beginning of each month. Cash, credit cards, and checks are accepted. 

Cancellation We reserve the course time especially for you. If you have to cancel a class meeting, please call or text Frances at least one day ahead of time. In case of same-day cancellation, you will be charged 40% of the course fee. In case of a no show, you will be charged 100% of the course fee. 


CHILDREN  and TEENS Age 4-17  

Group size: 2-6 students.  Prices include all art supplies! 

TIME               ONE-ON-ONE            GROUP RATE   (per student)                  

1 hr                         $ 40                           $ 30

1.5 hrs                    $ 50                           $ 35

2 hrs                       $ 60                           $ 40

2.5 hrs                    $ 70                           $ 45

3 hrs                       $ 80                           $ 50


ADULTS Age 18+

Group size: 2-4 students. Prices include all art supplies except large stretched canvas.    

TIME               ONE-ON-ONE           GROUP RATE    per student

1 hr                       $ 60                         $ 30

1.5 hrs                   $ 80                        $ 40

2 hrs                      $ 110                        $ 50

2.5 hrs                  $ 130                       $ 60

3 hrs                     $ 150                        $ 70