Professional instruction with Lois DeWitt

I have over forty-five years of art teaching experience in private schools, community colleges and studio instruction. I hold a Bachelors of Fine Art Degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from Pratt Institute, New York.

My SUN ROOM STUDIO classes are small- a maximum of four students enables personal guidance and individual instruction. I offer individual instruction in two-hour and three-hour sessions.

Call 910 547-8115 OR...

Click here to enroll online (please specify the class(es) you want to take)--or to request more information. I will need your valid email address to reply to...

Coastal Art Classes in my Sunroom Studio! Please note: Classes are ongoing. You can enroll anytime!

Sunrise and Sunset--Paint The Beach!

Mondays 10-12 pm--$80.00/four weekly sessions, 2-4 pm--$80.00/four weeks sessions

Bring a photo of your favorite beach scene and I will show you in four easy steps how to paint waves, sky and beach and to finish with lovely details to make your painting dazzle! Supply list available.

Water Color Flowers--Inspiration From Your Garden

Tuesdays 10-12 pm--$80.00/four weekly sessions, 2-4 pm-- $80.00/four weekly sessions

Love plants and flowers? Bring photos of your garden beauties and I will show you in four easy steps how to create softness of petals and leaves, background enhancement and lighting details that will pop your water color painting into life. All materials supplied.

Pet Portrait--Draw Your Pet

Wednesdays 10-12 pm--$80.00/four weekly sessions, 2-4 pm--$80.00/four weekly sessions.

Bring a photo of your favorite furry one and I will show you in four easy steps how to make a memorable pet drawing that you will cherish. All materials supplied.

Find Your Inner Artist

Thursdays 10-12 pm--$80.00/four weekly sessions, 2-4 pm--$80.00/four weekly sessions.

If you have wanted to paint or draw now is the time! We will explore your interests and I will guide you through drawing and painting projects that will inspire you to get going on a fun track of creating art! All materials supplied.

Zen-Tangle Inspired Drawing

Fridays 10-12 pm--$80.00/four weekly sessions, 2-4 pm--$80.00/four weekly sessions.

Through this meditative drawing method that engenders calm and well-being, create amazingly beautiful drawings! Works every time for beginners or advanced alike. All materials supplied.

Stamp and Stencil Workshop

Saturday mornings 10-1 pm--Three hour weekly workshop

I will show you how to create an awesome painting using the stamp and stencil method I use in my own paintings. Three hours of creative fun and I guarantee that you will go home with an amazing painting! All materials supplied.

"Burning Bright"

Oil Painting

By Lois DeWitt

I have a lot to offer in art instruction!

After forty years of art instruction in many disciplines, I offer classes in collage, acrylic painting, water color, oil pastel, and much more!

Please look at my local schedule for monthly offerings in Wilmington, NC and do consider enrolling.

If you do not live in the Wilmington area, there are many art lessons and videos available to you on this website! Check out the many listings on the left!

Local or global, I promise it will be a great, information-rich experience in art instruction for you!

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Real Feedback

...I currently I'm working with a author for children's books and I'm doing some of the illustration. This has been a real challenge, but enjoying it. When I not at home my sketch pad goes with me and I'm practice on something all the time. I've taken my art more serious and have the time to do what I thought I would never be able to do and you have inspired me to make me realize a dream that I thought I wouldn't get to do in my life time. Will be sending a picture for you to look at and see where I need to do to improve. It may take a week or two, but you will hear from me. Janice


I'm 60 and just getting back into art. My mother was an artist and I always wanted to be one too. I like the (acrylic) painting and I'm just finishing up the Intermediate! Never though I could paint so good! Eleanor Fuller


Please send link to basic drawing lessons--enjoyed your blot painting! Thank you, Phyllis


Hello Lois....In your introductory e-mail you asked about who I am. I'm retired. As I watched my triplet grandchildren drawing and creating fine looking artwork, I got to thinking about how much I had enjoyed drawing when I was about their age. My recollection is that I was pretty good but in truth probably not as good as my aging memory recalls. I do know, though, that I enjoyed it very much. So one day I sat down with paper and pencil to sketch a masterpiece only to find that all the talent I had as a teenager had been lost somewhere on my journey to senior citizenship. The desire, if not the ability, was there so I began searching the net for drawing lessons. I was surprised to find sites that actually provided free lessons. (I fully expected to pay for lessons) I was most impressed with your site so here I am....hoping to reawaken a long suppressed interest in the art of drawing.

Darrell Larson


It's never to late to do art! I've been painting with water color and then did some little cards for my twelve year old niece.

Thank you for your art lessons,

Betty Jacobsen

Notes on Writing The Artist Within Lessons...

Five years ago, for a small business course at a community college I developed a financial plan for "The Artful Life Program," a series of art learning classes for 55+ students.

This offering of art classes could be installed in a community recreation center, a church basement, an instructor's house, or wherever people wanting to learn and do art could congregate.

I had to do the financials, figure out what would be needed to teach in a facility and project an income and expense sheet for its operation.

I came a way from the small business class with a good working plan for bringing art to the 55+ community. One of the classes I called "Finding The Artist Within." Based on my experience with teaching older people, the course was constructed to refresh, inspire and develop creative skills through a series of exercises. I made each project simple, fun and provocative and directed towards an end goal of helping the students choose an artful direction in painting, drawing, printmaking, or collage.

Through six lessons, students could develop their imaginative, visualizing and creative skills will working on projects that were fun for the group and not intimidating.

Over the years, I have taught "Finding The Artist Within," in in private classes as well as life-long learning programs. It remains today, one of the most popular class offerings I have!