Art Classes With

Lois DeWitt

I have over fifty 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.  I created this website to offer a wide variety of art instruction in painting, drawing, collage, oil pastel, water color and more totally free to everyone. I have also added art resources, including art therapy, homeschool and art marketing.

If you are interested in my online art classes and art resources, on your pc they are all listed in the column on the left.  If you are on your smart phone, you can access all of my art classes and art resources by clicking on MENU at the top of this page and on the right hand side.


If you live near Wilmington, North Carolina, my Sun Room Studio is not far away! Personal guidance in a friendly, sunny art space, I post monthly class schedules here and I look forward to being your art instructor.

 Sign up by filling out the form below, call or text me at

910 547-8115 or email me at lois.dewitt@gmail.com for more information or to schedule times for individual or group instruction.

 Tuesday Morning

Water Color Basics

10-12 pm 

Five two-hour sessions --$150.00

June 6--July 12 (no class on July 4)

Start with simple shapes, pour/pool colors to produce shading and texture.  Add outlines and detail to create  impressive paintings through simple methods. All ages and learning levels welcome.

Wednesday Morning Multi-Media Workshop

10-12 pm

Five two-hour sessions--$150.00

June 8--29

What are you working on or what do you want to learn? I can help you develop your art skills and guide you to your next great painting, drawing, print, craft, etc.

Wine glass painting classes for week day afternoons and evenings!  $20.00 per person.

Fun for friends and family. All materials included, plus a complimentary glass of wine!  Paint a wonderful glass in the theme of your choice to keep or give as a gift.  Schedule now by calling 910 547-8115 or filling out the form below.

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...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!