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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there a beginner or advanced class?
    At Colors of the Heart Studio, we teach to the level of each student. Our classes are filled with beginners to advanced students, teaching receiving individual attention adjusted to their level.
  • How old do you have to be to take class?
    Children should be ages seven or up. I also teach one-on-one with adults.
  • What supplies do I need to buy?
    You can pre-order a box of pastels for $25 by notifying me once you register. The box typically lasts one year (around 3-4 pieces). You can purchase your own at a local art store, but NO OIL PASTELS. We will provide all other supplies.
  • What will my student learn each session?
    Each student will be taught: -Composition: Principles of placement, direction and movement. -Value: Understanding lights, darks, depth and movement of each. -Color Theory: Making creative color choices based on color wheel principles. -Technique: Strokes and techniques specific to chalk pastels. -Development of Focal Point -How to critique art and be critiqued as an artist. Each student works independently on their painting and will complete one 16"x20" painting per session.
  • My child missed a class can we make it up?
    Yes, I will provide one free makeup class per regular session. Additional classes are $18 each. There are no make up classes during the Summer Sessions.
  • I have multiple children, is there a sibling discount?
    Yes, siblings receive a $15 discount on 8 week sessions. There is no discount for Summer Sessions.
  • Where do I park or drop off my child?
    Enter the 2nd Driveway (not by the mailbox) and pull all the way around to the straight driveway. Do not block the straight driveway or leave your car in the circle driveway. If you would like to come into the studio, please pull all the way up the straight driveway as far as you can and enter the designated studio side door. PLEASE do NOT park anywhere across the street! For Pick-up Students will be waiting on the front porch of the circle driveway five minutes before class ends.
  • How do I pay?
    You may pay in cash (preferred) or make checks payable to Betsy Miller or Colors of the Heart Studio. We also accept offer the option to pay online through PayPal, but there is an uncharge, contact me for more questions on online payments.
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