Our comprehensive courses for beginners, intermediate, & accomplished artists who want to expand their understanding

Adult classes in the daytime and evening

What if you found an art teacher who focused on what YOU wanted?

Encouragement is our number one priority at Firstlight. Our Foundations course gives you a base of knowledge in a variety of media, so you can discover more about yourself and what you enjoy doing. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to help each student with their own personal expression while also learning critical insights and techniques. We know this encourages artists because we are artists. We must be doing something right. We have over 200 students each year, and many adult students have been with us for 7 years or more.

Foundations –  for new artists, as well as those who have been working on their talents for years. Learn how to draw more accurately, learn different techniques for drawing and painting, and learn how to mix colors. We teach with our 3-part approach, which includes InsightsTechniques, and lots of freedom for Self-expression. This course has two years of curriculum that students can begin at any time in the cycle. Artists work on a variety of projects focusing on the core concepts that every artist needs.

We explore many of the tools and mediums each Fall. The Winter sees more of our color journal work, a few lessons on drawing specific things more accurately, and some fun projects with more room for self-expression take up much of the Spring. The lessons are based on higher education art school training, but we made them way easier to understand. We focus on each individual’s goals and encouraging artists.

At Firstlight, it’s all about making art less intimidating, easy to learn, and full of accomplishment. See our Schedule page for times offered.

Before & after eye lesson



  • Qualified teachers who work closely with you
  • Maximum of 10 students.
  • 1 HOUR & 45 MINUTES – once per week.
  • Daytime classes are 2 hours
  • Supplies 15% off in our store (canvas is 40% off)
  • Free open studio once per month on the first Saturday of the month, from 1 to 4 pm



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A personalized art class just for you.





The art class is the high point of my week. The teachers are great at helping us each at our level of experience. We have lots of fun, and try all different types of projects. It is a very encouraging atmosphere
Ann, adult student

You can Register Now for a Summer Workshop or for the 2017-18 School Year Course. It’s your art class. All you need to do is sign up.