Sharpened Artist Studio and Classes

I am currently offering private drawing lessons or group teaching through classes and workshops.


  • Plaza Art in Cincinnati, Ohio (Kenwood location)

    2019 - September 4, 11, 18, and 25

    Colored Pencil Immersion Class

    $130.00 for 4 weeks + Supplies

    For Registration, Payment and Supply list contact me:

    Description of CP Workshop:

    Colored pencils are very different from other pencil mediums and require specialized techniques. Learn the art of drawing realistically with colored pencils. In this series of 2-hour classes, you’ll learn all the techniques used to create layering, the different pencil strokes to use, single color fade and multiple color fade, methods for erasing, how to burnish, and how and when to use solvent, and more!

  • Hobby Lobby in Cincinnati, Ohio (Eastgate location)

    Each Friday from 4pm - 6pm, cost is $20 for the 2 hours.

    This is an “Open Drawing Class”

    This class has a relaxed and open feeling. Open to all adults 18 years old and above. Perfect for the beginner or for any artist wanting to sharpen their skills. You'll never feel lost or intimidated here! Drop in any time and come as often or as little as you like.


  • Plaza Art in Cincinnati, Ohio (Kenwood location)

    Colored Pencil Workshop

    $50.00 for 1 day + Supplies

  • September 28, 2019 1pm - 5pm (Saturday)

  • November 2, 2019 1pm - 5pm (Saturday)

  • February 1, 2020 1pm - 5pm (Saturday)

  • March 7, 2020 1pm - 5pm (Saturday)

    For Registration, Payment and Supply list contact me:

    Description of CP Workshop:

    Professional grade colored pencils are used by many fine artists to create masterful works to be enjoyed for generations. Learn the art of drawing with colored pencils to add life and vibrancy to your art. Learn the drawing techniques used to create realistic artwork with this new art medium. In this 4 hour workshop you’ll learn layering, the best pencil stroke to use, single color fade and multiple color fade, methods for erasing, how to burnish, and how and when to use solvent, and more!

The Hobby Lobby class is a great way to start learning the basics and leveling up in your ability within a relaxed group setting.

More advanced drawing classes are available through private instruction. For more information just email

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Complete beginner?

Advanced artist?

Somewhere in between?

Sharpened Artist classes will help you take your skills to the next level!  

Be sure and check the calendar for any changes to the schedule!  

If you're interested in the Hobby Lobby classes, click here.

Be sure and check before coming to class.  Questions?  email me at or call 513.301.0005

Sharpened Artist Studio is moving to a more permanent space!

I’m building a more permanent space for my studio. More details will be announced soon.

I am still teaching private lessons, and teaching each Friday at Hobby Lobby, and doing several Library classes and workshops each quarter.

In fall of 2019 I’m teaching several classes and workshops at Plaza Art in Kenwood.

If you're interested in learning more or enrolling in private lessons, email me at

However, the best and most convenient learning opportunities with me are still inside the Sharpened Artist Academy.

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Once you sign up you'll get a free downloadable workbook!

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You can always send me a quick note using this form. Let me know if you’d like to be included on a separate email list for any of my in-person classes and workshops.


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I'm Teaching Open Drawing Classes

At The Eastgate Hobby Lobby

When: Each Friday’s from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Hobby Lobby craft room.

Address:  822 Eastgate N Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45245

Cost: $20 per 2 hour sessions.  You can pay in cash, or credit card.

Click here to download the flyer

You will need to have your own supplies that can be purchased at the time of class or let me know ahead of time which drawing medium you want to work in and I can put together a package for you (for the cost of the supplies).

For colored pencil,  You can refer to my supply list here.

For working graphite, use this supply list.

This class is great for beginners who want to learn how to draw and learn techniques that will help you gain this new skill.

Advanced artists will also be able to learn how to get outside of their comfort zone and be pushed to develop further than they have in the past. 

My goal is to give you the knowledge to eliminate anxiety related to drawing.  If you think you can’t draw a stick figure- that doesn’t matter.  Desire and being teachable DOES matter.   Drawing is a discipline that can help in problem solving, logic and self-expression.  The bonus is you can learn to create wonderful drawings that will be treasured for a lifetime.

The instruction and classroom is meant to be encouraging and fun!  You can bring a project from home that you’ve been working on or start a new project in class.  

Unsure where to start?  Just come to class and I’ll have a packet ready for you along with several reference photos to choose from.  We’ll walk through the basics of how to draw from start to finish!

Join the class as often as you like.  Come each week, or only come once a month.  If you sign up in advance for a class and can’t make it for any reason, you won’t lose that money, you can simply apply it to a future class.