Our Painting and Drawing classes and workshops in San Diego are designed to help you open up your creative blocks, learn new techniques and build confidence, all while expanding your personal creativity.


Beginning & Intermediate PAINTING!  


Your Choice of Beginning Oil, Acrylic Painting or Watercolor. 

PRIVATE LESSONS PACKAGE of 4 Sessions These 2.5 hour sessions will teach the discipline of Beginning oil, acrylic or watercolor painting including material handling, Color Mixing, modeling areas, composition framing, Color Theory and more.

4 sessions- each 2.5 hours long. All Supplies included!

$250 for 4 Private Sessions


Discounts for signing up with a friend.

Register in person or online HERE: 

Ask about our Summer Specials.


Dynamic Encaustic painting:

Dynamic Encaustic Painting :Join us every month for YOUR CHOICE of a 3-hour mini or 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. Workshop sizes are limited to 6 people. 

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


Drawing Lessons and Classes

Have you ever craved being able to draw better than you currently are able to? We can teach you proven methods to get the results you want. Sign up for Private Sessions or a group class. All Levels are welcome. Learn all about creating depth in a drawing, ways to improve your compositions and different techniques using a variety of mark making tools.

Each Private Session is 1.5 hours. 

Cost: $165 for 4 Private Sessions.

Lessons are structured and tailored for your personal attention.

Register in person or online HERE.


Paint Along Private GROUP Sessions

Grab friends and family and head over to the studio for your

PRIVATE Paint Along Session!

4 person minimum and Deposit to reserve your Date.

Step-by-Step Acrylic and Mixed Media Painting-

What a great way to spend your day!

  • Your Choice of Project
  • FREE Parking
  • BYOB/ YAY!
  • 2.5 hours
  • $35 per person

Teaching Artist:

Leslie Pierce is a working 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 and 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.



"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/ Austin, Texas

"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/ Austin, Texas

"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

"If you are looking to take really great art classes from an excellent professional artist, you need to go to Artist Leslie Pierce's, And Something Different Studio Gallery. I took an encaustic workshop and a drawing class with Leslie and they both were awesome. I learned so much and had such a great time. She also sells original paintings and photography there that are just amazing!"
 -Melanie Bazzell/ San Diego, California