Art Classes & Workshops

Traditional Art Classes and Workshops (skill-based)

The Traditional Arts are Art Works! Studio offers both group and private lessons for the novice to the experienced student. Our classes and workshops explore the creative process and self-expression through various art media, subject matter, and techniques. We offer classes and workshops in drawing, watercolor and acrylic painting, hand-printmaking, and crafts.

We offer online, on-location, and in-studio classes and workshops. We recently opened a brick-and-mortar studio in downtown Walled Lake (across from the water). The address is 127 E. Walled Lake Dr. Walled Lake MI 48390.

Explore our class options — online, in-studio, or on-location.

A converse shoe drawn in black and white with charcoal on white paper

Basic Drawing 101: Art of Seeing

  • Weds May 15, 22, 29, June 5 11 – 1 PM

  • In-studio 127 E. Walled Lake Dr.

  • Adults & teens aged 15 years old and older

  • Level: Beginning to Advanced

  • Artist Educator : Sasha

  • $120 (supplies included)

five 3-D felt mushroom in a row on a wood floor. The stems are white the tops are yellow blue and red with white spots.

Needle Felted Fungi Workshop

  • Saturday, May 11th 10 am to NOON

  • In-studio 127 E. Walled Lake Dr.

  • Adults & teens aged 14 years old and older

  • Level: Beginning to Advanced

  • Guest Artist Instructor : Julie

  • $38 (supplies included)

birch trees against a blue sky with green grass at the botton

Wet Felt Wool Painting Workshop

  • Saturday, May 11th 1 – 4 PM

  • In-studio 127 E. Walled Lake Dr.

  • Adults & teens aged 14 years old and older

  • Level: Beginning to Advanced

  • Guest Artist Instructor : Julie

  • $46 (supplies included)

Two hands with henna mandala art on palms and inside arms. This photo is taken outside near grass or garden.

Henna Mandala Art Workshop

  • Sunday, June 9 or July 14: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

  • In-studio 127 E. Walled Lake Dr.

  • Adults & teens aged 14 years old and older

  • Level: Beginning to Advanced

  • Guest Artist Instructor : Julie

  • $40 (supplies included)

Woman with grey hair dressed in blue painting with a colorful abstract watercolors. There are pan pallets and water on the table.

Watercolor “Habits” Open Studio

  • Fridays 11:00 – 1 PM & Saturdays 3:15 PM

  • In-Studio 127 E. Walled Lake Dr.
  • Adults & teens aged 16 and older

  • Level: some experience

  • Artist Instructor: Sasha

  • $15 per session (art materials not included)

a drawing of the bottom portion of an imaginary bee hive with bees doing various jobs at desks and tables.

Art Hive Maker Space Open Studio

  • Every 4th Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1 PM

  • In-Studio 127 E. Walled Lake Dr.
  • All Ages (Intergenerational)

  • Level: All
  • Artist Instructor: Sasha

  • $35 per session (art materials included)

Light skinned woman with blonde hair with watercolored color swatches

Beginning Watercolor Class

  • Fridays 11-1 pm & Saturdays 2-3:30
  • In-Studio 127 E. Walled Lake Dr.
  • Adults and teens aged 16 and older

  • Level: Beginning

  • Artist Instructor: Sasha

  • $30 per session (materials included)

round mosaic tile with dark and light blue triangles, red squares and a yellow boarder

Acrylic Painting 102

  • 6 Mondays : 6-8 PM

  • In-studio 127 E. Walled Lake Dr.

  • Adults & teens 16 years and older

  • Level: Advanced Beginning to Intermediate

  • Guest Artist Instructor: Donna

  • $147 (materials included)

Young woman with brown hair standing at an easel painting a vase of flowers, a blonde woman paints next to her.

Acrylic Painting 101

  • 6 Thursdays: 6– 8 PM
  • In-studio 127 E. Walled Lake Dr.

  • Adults & Teen 16 years old and older

  • Level: Beginning

  • Guest Artist Instructor: Donna

  • $147 (materials included)

a photo of different types of art drawing materials

Intro Drawing: Materials Exploration

  • Weds 10 – 12 PM

  • In-studio 127 Walled Lake Dr.

  • Adults and youth aged 14 and older

  • Level: Beginning to Advanced Beginning

  • Guest Artist Instructor: Julie

  • $75 (plus a $5 materials fee paid 1st class)

Private Art Lessons

Private Personal Art Lessons

  • 60 min lessons, 4 or 8 week packages

  • Online Art Lessons via Zoom

  • All ages welcome

  • Packages starting at $35/hour

10 artist trading cards with various colorful watercolor drawings

Artist Trading Cards

  • Date TBA (scheduled for April 2024)

  • In-studio 127 E. Walled Lake Dr.

  • Adults, aged 16 years old and older

  • Level: Beginning to Advanced

  • Expressive Arts Facilitator: Sasha

  • $25 (supplies included)

red tulips ona blue backgtound geli print

Spring Fling Gelli Print Workshop

  • Saturday, TBA

  • In-studio 127 E. Walled Lake Dr.

  • Adults & teens aged 15 years old and older

  • Level: Beginning to Advanced

  • Guest Artist Instructor : Julie

  • $25 (supplies included)

top left a white square with a grey heart, Lover right pink rectangle, botton left partial drawing of a stylized sun. Mini book covers

Mailart & Mini Journal Workshop

  • Tues April 16th 1-3:30 & 22nd 6:30-8PM

  • In-studio 127 E. Walled Lake Dr.

  • Adults, aged 16 years old and older

  • Level: Beginning to Advanced

  • Guest Artist Educator: Trisha

  • $25 (supplies included)

Draw Flowers with Chalk Pastels

  • Saturday, April 13 11:30-1:30 PM

  • In-studio 127 E. Walled Lake Dr.

  • Adults & teens aged 15 years old and older

  • Level: Beginning to Advanced

  • Guest Artist Instructor: Julie

  • $30 (plus a $5 materials fee)

a colored close up of a hand holding an orange soft pastel chalk touching a portrait of a blonde hair boy

Soft Pastel Portrait Drawing Class

  • 4 Tuesdays April 2 12:30 – 2:30

  • In-studio 127 E. Walled Lake Dr.

  • Adults & teens aged 15 years old and older

  • Level: Beginning to Advanced

  • Guest Artist Instructor : Julie

  • $120 (supplies included)

Very colorful drawing and painting art supplies neatly arranged on desk

Class Supply Lists

Art supplies are a personal choice and budget is a huge determining factor. However, if you are wondering what I recommend, check out my lists. maybe you’ll become a collector or connoisseur…

Colorful watercolor textures in small boxes

Modern Watercolor: Texture

  • April
  • 2-Hour Online Workshop Via Zoom

  • Adults, aged 18 years old and older

  • $25 each session (bundle price avail)

“Sasha is an amazing art teacher. I began taking watercolor painting classes from her and this process transformed my life. She helped me see myself as an artist, which boosted my self-esteem and confidence. “

Maike Walbrecht, Former Director of ESL, UNCW