adult oil painting

Teaching at the Farm - 8 Week Sessions


The current circumstances have prevented me from teaching in my studio at McGuffey. I will teach, in a limited capacity, at my home. I live on a 230-acre farm 15 minutes from McGuffey on Stoney Point Road. The farm is in a rural setting surrounded by the natural beauty of Albemarle county. The house sits in the middle of three large fields filled with sheep, goats, cows, donkeys, and horses. The upper farm even has several peacocks!


Teaching at the farm will allow me to have control of maintaining a safe class environment as opposed to the uncertainties of teaching in a public space. I will be following recommended safety standards including:

  • Social distancing, all student spaces will be 10 feet apart

  • Hand sanitizer at all entrances

  • Anti-bacterial soap at all sinks

  • Daily disinfection of all spaces

  • Outdoor spaces weather permitting for those who choose outside

  • Smaller classes limited to 6 maximum

Checks payable to Renee Balfour, due upon registration.

No make-up classes.

Advanced Oil Painting for Teens – $300

Sunday 12:00 - 2:30   September 6th to Oct 25th

Children's Oil Painting – $285

Students will explore the versatility of oil paint while learning concepts and processes that they will be encouraged to incorporate into their own work. Students will be guided to take greater risks with artistic expression while building a better understanding of materials and techniques. Class size is limited and all ages are welcome. All materials provided, one make up class per session.

Sunday     3:00 to 5:00     September 13th to Nov 1st
Tuesday    4:00 to 6:00     September 15th to Nov 10th
                                           (no class Sept 22nd)

Adult Oil Painting

Students will explore the versatility of oil paint with an emphasis on materials, technique and individual style. Each class will begin with a brief demonstration and exercise involving the technical aspects of oil paint designed to further the understanding of materials and technique. All materials provided, one make up class per session.

Nightime Classes – $240

Monday    6:00 to 8:30     September 14th to November 9th

(no class Sept 21st)

Tuesday    6:00 to 8:30     September 1st to October 27th

(no class Sept 22nd)

Daytime Classes – $385
Tuesday          9:30 to 1:30     September 8th to Nov 3rd  

(no class Sept 22nd)

Wednesday     9:30 to 1:30     September 16th to Nov 11th

(no class Sept 23rd)

A material list will be provided upon registration, one make-up class per session.

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