Creative Art Lessons & Workshops CA

Our Painting & Drawing lessons and art workshops are designed to help you open up and move past any creative blocks, eliminating the fear of learning something new. You will learn interesting creative art techniques, while building your confidence and working towards your own style. Join in on the fun, learn something new, make your own art.**Testimonials below.

4 Lessons Package Plan: These 2.5 hour sessions will teach the discipline of Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor painting including material handling, Color Theory, Color Mixing, composition framing, brushwork techniques, and more in a fun, creative and environment. Learn about both abstract and representational art. Lessons are tailor made for what interests you the most!

Your Choice: Oil , Acrylic or Mixed Media Painting.

Beginning - Advanced Painting

Four 2.5-HR Lessons. Schedule at your convenience.

$275/ ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED** Paint, canvas or boards are included and use of brushes. Individual Lessons in Oil & Acrylic are available for $65 an hour. (**Optional Acrylic Gel Mediums and specialty pastes are not included in pricing.) Register in person or online HERE

Dynamic Encaustic Painting : Join us for a 2-Day weekend Workshop learning all about encaustic painting.

Encaustic painting is an ancient luminous, beeswax based medium. In this workshop you will learn how to mix your own colors, paint with encaustic and how to combine it with other mediums and techniques including oil, watercolor, photo transfers and more. Step-by-step demos will inspire your creative side.

Come learn in a warm, creative environment. All Levels Welcome. 18 y.o. & up. Workshop sizes are limited to 6 people so reserve your spot in advance. Offered every month.


Image: Fayum Portrait, 30-150 AD Encaustic on limewood


Mixed Media

Learn to work with different mediums including water based paints, ink, oil pastel and different paper. Lectures and hands on Demos will focus on learning new techniques and enhancing your personal expression. We will work in both representational and abstract styles. This class will inspire you and your future art making forever!

6 Private sessions- 2.5 hours each. Schedule at your convenience.$350/MOST SUPPLIES INCLUDED** (**Acrylic Gel Mediums and specialty pastes are not included in the pricing.) Register HERE:

Teaching Artist:

Leslie Pierce is a Professional Artist who has been teaching innovative art classes for over a decade. While living in Austin, Texas, she developed and taught specialized art classes including Encaustic Painting, Contemporary Figure Drawing & Painting, Amazing Acrylic, Dynamic Mixed Media and more for The Austin Museum of Art’s, Art School at Laguna Gloria. Ms. Pierce is extremely honored to have her art in the permanent collection of The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, she has been awarded several Special Projects grants to expand her work. In addition, Leslie is now selling her art internationally.


Ampersand Art Supply: Great panels and amazing people who work there.

Enkaustikos: beautiful encaustic paint supplies and nice people.


4 Lessons Package Plan: Come learn easy to follow principles of drawing from still lifes to the figure in these 2 hour sessions. Gain confidence while learning in a great supportive, creative environment. A new project building on what you learn each week is customized to fit your drawing needs. A variety of media will be used starting with pencil, ink and watercolor pencils. Bring what you have on hand for this great, informative 4 pack. Each Lesson is 2 hours.

$225/ Four 2-HR Lessons/ Supply List Provided

Schedule at your convenience.

18 y.o. & up. Click on the Sign Me Up Button.


“I've been taking private mixed media classes with artist Leslie Pierce since January. She's an amazing and inspiring artist that has helped me learn and develop new painting skills/techniques. I'm very impressed by her way of teaching and her down to earth personality. She has a great art collection in her nice appealing studio. I would highly recommend her for any classes you'd be interested in taking. Acrylic! Oil! Mixed media! She's an expert.” -Humberto C. San Diego

"Leslie Pierce is a fabulous and very talented teacher. Her encaustic class is amazing. I loved every minute and truly enjoyed it. Her studio is wonderful and I learned so many new techniques.  It was such a unique and special experience. Thanks Leslie!" 
-Marlene Cohen/ Las Vegas, Nevada

"I took Leslie's private painting lessons at a time when I was stuck and in a rut with my painting capabilities. Leslie was just what I needed to move forward! She is a very talented artist and knows how to motivate her students to discover their own talent."

-Maria Gatling, Author, Teacher

"I took an intro to Encaustic Painting class with Leslie Pierce in Austin. Leslie is a great art teacher as well as amazing artist in her own right. She has the ability to teach students whose experience may be minimal to the advanced artist, wanting to incorporate additional skills and techniques into their practice. In her class, she demonstrated techniques and then worked one-on-one with students to ensure their understanding of her teaching. She also discussed the history of encaustic painting and the use of by contemporary artists today. Leslie’s class was fun and informative and was a nurturing environment to explore and learn new creative skills. I highly recommend taking one of Leslie’s classes/workshops!"

-Nj Weaver, Artist