Lessons & Pricing

Painting at the BeachIf you (or your child) enjoy being creative and desire extra support developing your drawing and/or painting skills, my personal fine art coaching in your home or studio is the magic key to help you progress. Focus on whatever subject or medium you enjoy… charcoal, pastels, watercolors, acrylics or oils. Personalized attention with lots of demonstration and support will give you the confidence you need to move forward as an artist. I have worked with students ages 5 to 90, some complete beginners, some seasoned artists.


I also love teaching small groups. Would your group like to design it’s own art class? Have you been wanting to organize a wine, cheese and painting group with your friends? Does your child love to draw and paint and you’d like an educational create time for her/him and some friends once a week? See my testimonials page and then call me! (707) 813-4854 Chava

  • Individual Lessons

    Individual Lessons:   One-on-one, in your home, studio or  other location (or you are welcome to come to my home in the forest 3 miles inland from the coast on Branscomb Road). You and I focus on whatever you are interested in learning, in a gentle gradient; I create your very own, personal sequence of projects to help you grow as an artist. I suggest best supplies based on your chosen medium. Progress at your own pace with lots of demonstration and support. All levels welcome, ages 5-95.

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  • Small Group Lessons

    Group Lessons:   For two to eight people. Great for groups of friends (age 5 to 95), siblings, groups of moms while children are in school, seniors. Individualized coaching in non-competitive sessions.

    Create your own class! Everyone works on different projects based on their personal interests. Each student is coached at his or own level in a non-competitive environment. Each student may choose sketching, watercolors, pastels, acrylics or oils. Or how about basic jewelry making?

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  • Pricing

    Private Lessons:  All lessons are minimum one hour. Additional time may be scheduled in 1/2-hour increments. Every class must be paid for in advance (checks, cash, PayPal or BitCoin).

    One Student:  $50 per hour

    Groups of 2-8:  $40 per hour, per student

    Senior Living Facilities: Please call for rates. Supplies budget is provided by your center.

    Call:  (707) 813-4854 to reserve a time for your first coaching session then…

    Sign Up:  Print out the Enrollment Form and complete it for your first lesson. Be sure to describe your artistic goals and challenges as well as anything else you think I should know in the area provided on the form. You may scan and email it to artabove@yahoo.com or give to Chava at your first lesson.

    Supplies:  Students provide your own supplies and I suggest best (or additional) materials and additional colors for your chosen medium or project.

    Location:  Your studio, home, patio, church or other location in Fort Bragg, Laytonville or nearby. Hourly rate is charged for driving time over 15 minutes each way. Please note: Since I live on Branscomb Road in Westport (north of Fort Bragg, California), I charge the lesson hourly rate for driving time over 15 minutes each way.

    Make Up Policy:  Make-ups are provided ONLY for paid, scheduled classes that have been canceled at least one hour in advance.

  • Senior Living Facilities

    Classes are 1.5 hours each. Lessons include drawing and painting in all mediums, basic jewelry making and crafts. I make the lesson plans or create your own class! Your center provides a budget for student supplies and I provide lots of caring, supportive, one-on-one instruction with lots of demonstration.

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