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.


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 as well as flexible scheduling.

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...

July SummerArts Workshops

Please note: Classes are ongoing. You can enroll anytime!

Play Draw Workshop

Monday Morning Workshop—10-12, Monday Afternoon Workshop—2-4 pm--$30.00 per workshop

Come, play and be creative! Beginners welcome. Be guided through a fun drawing project learning about shape, line, shading and light to create an awesome still life drawing. Maximum four students. All materials supplied.

Play Water Color Workshop

Tuesday Morning Workshop 10-12 pm, Tuesday Afternoon Workshop– 2-4pm--$30.00 per workshop

Come, play and be creative! Beginners welcome. Be guided through a fun water color painting project, learning about splashing, pouring, color and line to create an awesome beach scene. Maximum four students. All materials supplied.

Pet Portrait—Draw Your Pet Workshop

Wednesday Workshop 10-12pm, Wednesday Afternoon Workshop—2-4 pm--$30.00 per workshop

Come play and be creative! Beginners welcome. Bring a photo of your favorite furry one and I will show you in how to make a memorable pet drawing that you will cherish. All materials supplied.

Find Your Inner Artist Workshop

Thursday morning workshop--10-12pm, Thursday afternoon workshop—2-4pm--—$30.00 per workshop

If you have always wanted to paint and draw now is the time! Be guided through a fun creative project that will explore your interests and guide you through exploring pencil and pen and ink drawing. All materials supplied.

Stamp and Stencil Workshop

Friday Morning Workshop 10-1:00pm—Three-hour per workshop--$40.00

I will show your 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 awesome painting! All materials supplied.

Zentangle –Inspired Drawing Workshop

Saturday morning workshop 10-12pm—Saturday afternoon workshop--2-4pm--$30.00 per workshop

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

"Burning Bright"

Oil Painting

By Lois DeWitt

I have a lot to offer in art instruction!

After forty-five 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!