Private Lessons and Painting and Drawing Classes

Our art classes and creative 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.

Dynamic Encaustic Painting Workshops with Leslie Pierce

Dynamic Encaustic Painting with Leslie Pierce:  Join us on the third weekend of every month 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. Personalized instruction with step-by-step Demos will inspire your creative side in a warm, creative environment. Workshop sizes are limited to 6 people. 

ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED! $250 regularly priced/ or 20% Discount for Signing up for our monthly Newsletter/ All Levels Welcome. CHOOSE YOUR WEEKEND:

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Take our Encaustic Mini 3 hour workshops. Only $68 and go home with a painting.
ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED! 

Private Beginning Oil Painting

Beginning Oil Painting With Leslie Pierce PRIVATE LESSONS PACKAGE of 4 Sessions These 2.5 hour sessions will teach the discipline of Beginning oil painting including material handling, Color Mixing, modeling areas, composition framing, Color Theory and expanding your creativity. 4 SESSIONS- 2.5 hours each.

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED and use of brushes. (You may opt to bring your own brushes.) COST: $250 for 4 Sessions/ Intro Special! Register online HERE:


Testimonials:

"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

  Teaching Artist:   Leslie Pierce is a working Artist who has been teaching Encaustic Painting and other, innovative art classes for over a decade. While living in Austin, Texas, she developed and taught art classes including Dynamic Encaustic Painting, Contemporary Figure Drawing and Painting and more for The Austin Museum of Art’s, Art School at Laguna Gloria and taught at several other creative venues. Now a San Diego resident for four years, she has opened "And Something Different Studio Gallery", a contemporary space for art watching and learning that is located in the growing Arts District in Liberty Station, San Diego, California.  Ms. Pierce is 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.

Teaching Artist:

Leslie Pierce is a working Artist who has been teaching Encaustic Painting and other, innovative art classes for over a decade. While living in Austin, Texas, she developed and taught art classes including Dynamic Encaustic Painting, Contemporary Figure Drawing and Painting and more for The Austin Museum of Art’s, Art School at Laguna Gloria and taught at several other creative venues. Now a San Diego resident for four years, she has opened "And Something Different Studio Gallery", a contemporary space for art watching and learning that is located in the growing Arts District in Liberty Station, San Diego, California.

Ms. Pierce is 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.