Painting, Drawing,Mixed Media Workshops San Diego


Our Painting & Drawing classes and Art Workshops are designed to help you open up and move past any creative blocks, eliminating the fear of learning something new. We teach you interesting, new, fun creative art techniques, all while building your confidence. Choose from a variety of art classes in painting, drawing and mixed media art at our Arts District Liberty Station studio location in San Diego, California. Join in on the fun, learn something new, make your own art. Private Classes are available Tuesdays- Fridays.


PRIVATE LESSONS PACKAGE of 4 Sessions These 2.5 hour sessions will teach the discipline of Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor painting including material handling, Color Theory, Color Mixing, modeling areas, composition framing, brushwork techniques, and more. Learn about both abstract and representational art. Lessons are tailor made for what interests you. Beginning -Intermediate and Advanced Your Choice: Oil , Acrylic or Mixed Media Painting.

4 Private sessions- 2.5 hours each. Schedule at your convenience.

$250/ SUPPLIES INCLUDED** Paint, canvas or boards are included and use of brushes. (**Acrylic Gel Mediums and specialty pastes are not included in the pricing.) Register in person or online HERE (Individual Lessons in Oil & Acrylic are available for $50 an hour.)


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 Collage

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 in person or online HERE:


Come learn easy to follow principles of drawing from still lifes to the figure. Gain confidence while learning in a great supportive, creative environment. A new project each week customized to fit your drawing needs.

$225/ All Supplies included except portable Drawing Board ($10-13 at Art Supply store).

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

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.


"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

"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

"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