General Info:
Tina teaches at her studio in Lee's Summit, Missouri as well as art centers and private studios across the U.S. and Europe where she is invited to teach. Oil painting and drawing workshops are open to adults of all skill levels. Each workshop is designed to teach specific skills, philosophies and practices and can be tailored to the needs of your group.

Most workshops have space for 8 to 12 students. Workshops usually last 3 to 5 days and start at 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. daily. Tina usually demonstrates and lectures until noon when the group is set free for lunch and returns to begin painting at 1pm where Tina works, one-on-one, with each artist. 

Workshops may be geared towards painting from life, painting from photos or a combination of the two. Supply lists and itineraries are given when you sign up. In the spirt of true mentorship, Tina always stays in touch with workshop students and is excited to see their progress and coach and critique them when needed. 

Here is what artists think of Tina's workshops...
Student Testimonials:

“I love your energy and your kindness. Thank you for encouraging us to do our best. Thanks for taking extra time on lunch and breaks to give us hints and tips and answering questions. Can't wait, and hope to make it to Tuscany [in 2017 to paint with you again]!”     — Jenny Hambleton, Salt Lake City, UT

“Of all the workshops I have attended, I feel that this one made the largest and quickest influence in my work. At the end of day two, I felt that the small 4 inch section of a face I had done was the best work I've ever done! Thank you Tina, for your expertise, your generosity in sharing that with us and for your amazing heart” — D.H., Texas

“Tina gave us valuable information, she made me feel like it was okay to not make a masterpiece during the workshop. I didn't even want to go to the restroom because I didn't want to miss anything!” — E.G., Missouri

“What a comprehensive workshop! Valuable information presented in a logical fashion. Some artists can teach and some artists can't teach. Tina can paint AND teach.” — D.B., Missouri

“Excellent, concise instruction. Tina holds nothing back and will find some way to help "you" understand. Her enthusiasm is infectious.” — S.H., Missouri

“Tina is an extraordinary artist! She is open and honest about her methods and approaches to her work. I found her comments and direction during the workshop very helpful to me.”   — Rose Moore, Rio, IL

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! I learned so much at this workshop! You gave so many valuable tips and answered all my questions. I love the way you taught by demonstrating! I learned so much just being able to watch you paint. You are a wonderful artist and an inspiration to me.” — Amy Van Fossen, IA

“It pushed me to a higher level than I could imagine. Thanks for helping me keep the values accurate it has always been a challenge for me.” — Pat Deeter, Lee's Summit, MO

“Demonstrations for me are the best way I absorb information on the painting process. Although I worked in acrylic, I found all the information given easily adaptable to all mediums, especially in terms of color mixing. Thank you for your generosity in your style of teaching.” — Brad Bisbey, IA

“Tina, I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to attend your amazing workshop. Your warm, cheerful demeanor and refreshingly genuine personality made these past three days an absolute pleasure. The techniques and tricks, on how to handle oil paint , as well as how to achieve beautiful, rich skin tones will forever be implemented into my process. I very much appreciated the insights and wisdom on the difference between P.R. and marketing, on getting our artwork out there for potential collectors and clients. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” Dean Larsen — UT

“Tina is very knowledgeable and insightful. She has a way of looking at a painting and problem solving in the simplest way.” — Shrina Baumann, UT

“I really appreciate Tina’s method of instruction helping me push outside my painting habits but keeping me from getting lost in the new knowledge. Some artists take classes that just don’t work for them. They may be frustrated and even give up painting all together. No matter where you are in your artistic journey, Tina will share with you what she has learned from master painters and you might just think twice!” — Glenn Adams, Blue Springs, MO


    Join in on the next Open Studio!

    9am to noon on the following dates:

    March 4, 2017    
    April 8, 2017    
    May 6, 2017
    June 10, 2017
    July 1, 2017
    August 12, 2017
    September 2, 2017

    October 14, 2017

    Open Studio at Tina's Lee's Summit studio is uninstructed painting in 3 hour blocks from the live model. Long pose, figure and portraiture models are scheduled by availability. Cost is $15 per artist, no need to sigh up, just show up, space is limited to first come. Easels and side tables are provided, bring your own painting or drawing supplies. Bring a $3 to $5 tip for the model. Feel free to arrive as early as 8:30am to set up. Open Studio dates are subject to change so feel free to contact Tina to confirm. Open Studio dates are scheduled on random Saturdays March through October.




    In progress image of "Mint Julep" 30x20 Oil, painted in Selective Start method. 

    In progress image of "Mint Julep" 30x20 Oil, painted in Selective Start method. 

    In progress image of "City Blues" 36x24 Oil, painted in Selective Start method. 

    In progress image of "City Blues" 36x24 Oil, painted in Selective Start method. 

    2017 Workshop Schedule, CLICK HERE for detailed info:

    March 24, 25 & 26, 2017 — 3-Day Painting Portraiture from Photos at Tina's studio in Lee's Summit, Missouri

    August 4, 5 & 6, 2017 — 4-Day Starting Methods Workshop in Virginia

    October 6, 7 & 8 — 3-Day Starting Methods Workshop in Arkansas

    October 16 - 20, 2017 — 5-Day Secrets of the Portrait & Figure from Life & Photos Tuscany, Italy

    November 3, 4 & 5 — 3-Day Starting Methods Workshop in Pennsylvania


    Tina will teach workshops in Utah, Missouri and South Africa in 2018.  Plus, Tina will host two fabulous master artists at her Lee's Summit, Missouri Studio in 2018. Please join us for Romel de la Torre and Katie Whipple! Details to come soon! Please contact Tina to be added to these waiting lists.