Realism Art Studio Summer Session 2024

Summer Session Realism Art Studio Class is for currently enrolled students.  New students wishing to join may start in August and can learn more here.  To join during the summer session an interview and portfolio review will be required, contact us to start during the summer.

Summer Session Realism Art Studio Class schedule runs from June 5 to August.  Existing students can sign up for classes here. Each class is $60.

Keep in mind that the studio will be closed June 26, June 27, July 3, July 4, July 24, and July 25.  Use the Calendar of Events for the most accurate up to date information about scheduling.


The studio is planning to be open a total of 12 classes:

  • June: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
  • July: 10, 11, 17, 18, 31
  • August: 1
  • August 7 will resume the normal Realism schedule at the regular price.

Wednesday Group

Meets 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday Group

Meets 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm


The current semester runs from Jan 10 to May 30.

  • Tuition is $240 per month for Wednesday OR Thursdays (one day a week) of each month and is due the 1st of each month.
  • Late enrollment is curretly allowed. New students are welcome to join the first Wednesday or Thursday of the Month or by special arrangement.
  • 1 makeup day per month is offered for students who miss a class at no extra charge and can be made up in the other week day group. So if you sign up for Wednesdays, your makeup day will be during the Thursday group.

Monthly Tuition via PayPal:

Realism Art Studio Class monthly payment can be made here:


Overview for New Student’s First Semester:

  • Drawing in pencil and charcoal.
  • Introduction Oil Paintings, or Acrylic Painting.
  • Small class size means 12 students maximum.

Program Details:

This program is intended for students aged 12 – 16 years old who are looking to learn realism and/or be able to learn to draw anything. This is focused group with hands-on instruction about creating highly accurate artwork.

Heading south from San Francisco or these neighborhoods?

We are within a 20 minute drive of the following neighborhoods in San Francisco and if that seems far, keep in mind parking. We have a plethora of easy parking options that will rival most studios in the city for convenience: Parkside, Sunset District(s), Ingleside, Excelsior, West Portal, Twin Peaks, Glen Park.

The Art School will be closed:

  • TBD… none scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Realism Studio Classes

Jun 2024

takes place Wed Jun 19, 2024 at 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
takes place Thu Jun 20, 2024 at 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Jul 2024

takes place Wed Jul 10, 2024 at 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
takes place Thu Jul 11, 2024 at 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
takes place Wed Jul 17, 2024 at 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
takes place Thu Jul 18, 2024 at 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
takes place Wed Jul 31, 2024 at 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Aug 2024

takes place Thu Aug 01, 2024 at 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Materials List

  • Pencils: Mono Tombow Pencils or Staedler Mars lumograph. pencil weights of 2B, B, HB, H, 2H – 4 each.
  • Paper Mate Tuff Stuff Eraser Stick or any similar stick eraser.
  • Mono Zero Eraser (the round one) – Tiny eraser that brings a lot of control to drawing. I also advise getting refills ahead of time.
  • Pencil Extenders – When pencils get short this extends their life.
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Sandpaper Pencil Sharpeners: Staedtler Mars Sandpaper Lead Pointer or equivalent.
  • Charcoal Pencils: General Charcoal or Wolff’s Carbon Pencils. Minimum of both: 2B, 4B AND General’s Charcoal White Pencil – Minimum of 3
    Please note that these are fragile pencils and dropping one can mean shattering the core rendering the pencil useless. It’s best to bind with a rubber band and carry in a soft case.
  • Box Cutter. We use this to carve pencils exposing the lead and use the sandpaper pencil sharpeners to create a very sharp drawing edge for precision work.  I will have this at the studio, so students do not have to bring this with them.
  • An “art canvas 48 pencil case“. This search term will take you to what I recommend. They will protect the pencils very well.
  • Canson Vidalon Vellum – 9″ x 12, 50 Sheets