Overview

Our current painting classes are led by professional artist and educator, Jeannette Pomeroy Parssi, who has been teaching painting and drawing for more than 15 years. 2021 marked her 8th year as a member of the faculty at Michigan’s famed Interlochen Center for the Arts summer art camp, where she teaches Painting & Drawing. She is also a former Artist in Residence at the Ignite Studio at the Fishers Library and the 2020 Nickel Plate Arts Arts Educator of the Year.

We update this page as new and different classes become available – check back often or sign up for our newsletter to get updates.

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CURRENT CLASSES
ONLINE: All Levels Oil Painting Studio sessions: Wednesdays, June 13-Aug 15 - 9-11 a.m.

$180 for all sessions – single sessions may be purchased for $20 each.
Registration will open in May.

Register here! 

These sessions will use an online model: students will participate online via Zoom.

Mondays, June 13-Aug 15
9-11 a.m. EDT

For creative people with either some previous painting experience or no previous experience, these Studio Sessions provide time to work alongside other painters and get guidance and tips from our talented painting instructor Jeannette Pomeroy-Parssi.
Join in from week to week to work on your own project or take advantage of the assignments and challenges that our instructor provides.

Upon registration, the supply list will be sent to you to purchase your own supplies. If you’d rather purchase your supplies through Nickel Plate Arts, there is an additional option at check out to add “Oil Painting Class Supplies,”
Supplies generally include (ordered from Dick Blick):
Oil, Set of 10, 38ml (Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Hue, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Viridian Hue, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White, Ivory Black)
Oil, Cad Yelo Hue, 38ml
Oil, Cerulean Blue Hue, 38ml
Disposable Palette Paper
W&N Refined Linseed Oil
Princeton Brushes, Set of 7
Palette Knife, Style 50
2-9″x12″ stretched canvas
1-Pack of 5, 9×12 canvas panels
Dawn Liquid Dishsoap
Rubber dishwashing gloves
Roll of Foil
Roll of Paper Towels

FUTURE CLASSES:
Oil Painting Studio 201: Tuesdays, Sept 13-Nov 15, 9-11 a.m. EDT

$200 for all 10 sessions, $20 for a single session

Register here!

This class is will use a hybrid model: students may participate in-person at Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville, or participate online via Zoom. A minimum of 3 students is required for the instructor to teach an in-person session. For information on our safety procedures for in-person students, please see “Health and Safety Requirements” below.

September 13 – November 15
Tuesdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT

Suggested age 16+

For creative people with some previous painting experience, this 201-level class provides nurturing instruction and guidance from painting instructor Jeannette Pomeroy-Parssi.

Jeannette will offer guidance as you paint and explore her lessons and assignments from week to week. She can also provide tips and support for your own projects, if you want to bring them to class.

Beginning students are encouraged to consider our Beginning Painting 101 class on Wednesday mornings. Please reach out directly to the instructor at jpparssi@yahoo.com to confirm which option is best for your experience level and schedule.

Upon registration, the supply list will be sent to you to purchase your own supplies. If you’d rather purchase your supplies through Nickel Plate Arts and have the instructor ship them to you, there is an additional option at check out to add “Oil Painting Class Supplies,”

Supplies generally include (ordered from Dick Blick):
Oil, Set of 10, 38ml (Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Hue, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Viridian Hue, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White, Ivory Black)
Oil, Cad Yelo Hue, 38ml
Oil, Cerulean Blue Hue, 38ml
Disposable Palette Paper
W&N Refined Linseed Oil
Princeton Brushes, Set of 7
Palette Knife, Style 50
2-9″x12″ stretched canvas
1-Pack of 5, 9×12 canvas panels
Dawn Liquid Dishsoap
Rubber dishwashing gloves
Roll of Foil
Roll of Paper Towels

This class is led by professional artist and educator, Jeannette Pomeroy Parssi, who has been teaching painting and drawing for more than 15 years. 2021 marked her 8th year as a member of the faculty at Michigan’s famed Interlochen Center for the Arts summer art camp, where she teaches Painting & Drawing.

HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
Our campus is open and available to everyone in our community, including children and members of vulnerable populations who may not yet have been able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. We are ensuring safety for in-person students, as well as for staff and guests, through the following procedures and requirements:
– Face Masks are highly recommended for in-person students. We reserve the right to require masks at any time.
– Our classroom space will be arranged for safe social distancing – we ask all students to respect social distancing guidelines.
– We will provide sanitizing wipes and hand gel for student use. We ask that students wipe down their work areas at the end of class and as needed throughout class.
– Students will be expected to obtain and keep their own supplies throughout the class: we will not provide communal supplies and the teacher will not be expected to clean or sanitize any supplies that students choose to share with each other.
– No food or beverage will be served during class. Students may bring their own water or nonalcoholic beverages. We encourage students NOT to share their own food or drink with others during class. Please note – alcohol is not permitted on our campus during our classes.
– It is our recommendation that all in-person students who are able should be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before they attend class.
Please note: Nickel Plate Arts and our class instructor can refuse service to anyone for any reason, including anyone who is unwilling to follow our safety guidelines. Also, Nickel Plate Arts reserves the right to convert any and all classes to online-only, if health and safety conditions require a change to our class format.
We know that these guidelines can be burdensome, but we appreciate everyone’s flexibility as we navigate this process!

Beginning Oil Painting 101: Wednesdays, Sept 14-Nov 15 - 10 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT

$200 for all 10 sessions, $20 for single session

Register here!

This class is will use a hybrid model: students may participate in-person at Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville, or participate online via Zoom. A minimum of 3 students is required for the instructor to teach an in-person session. For information on our safety procedures for in-person students, please see “Health and Safety Requirements” below.

Wednesdays, September 14 – November 15
10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. (EDT)

Suggested age 16+

Start at the beginning in this class with basic instruction using the double primary palette. This fundamental class will introduce you to the basics of art theory and oil painting including: composition, materials, color mixing, and painting from direct observation. If you have taken this class previously or have had experience, come join in to work on your own project or take advantage of the still life set for class. Jeannette will offer guidance.

Past intro students or more advanced artists are encouraged to sign up for one of our Painting Studio classes – check http://nickelplatearts.org/classes/painting for those options.

Upon registration, the supply list will be sent to you to purchase your own supplies. If you’d rather purchase your supplies through Nickel Plate Arts and have the instructor ship them to you, there is an option at check out to add “Oil Painting Class Supplies”

Supplies generally include (ordered from Dick Blick):
Oil, Set of 10, 38ml (Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Hue, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Viridian Hue, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White, Ivory Black)
Oil, Cad Yelo Hue, 38ml
Oil, Cerulean Blue Hue, 38ml
Disposable Palette Paper
W&N Refined Linseed Oil
Princeton Brushes, Set of 7
Palette Knife, Style 50
2-9″x12″ stretched canvas
1-Pack of 5, 9×12 canvas panels
Dawn Liquid Dishsoap
Rubber dishwashing gloves
Roll of Foil
Roll of Paper Towels

This class is led by professional artist and educator, Jeannette Pomeroy Parssi, who has been teaching painting and drawing for more than 15 years. 2021 marked her 8th year as a member of the faculty at Michigan’s famed Interlochen Center for the Arts summer art camp, where she teaches Painting & Drawing.

HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: Our campus is open and available to everyone in our community, including children and members of vulnerable populations who may not yet have been able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. We are ensuring safety for in-person students, as well as for staff and guests, through the following procedures and requirements:
– Face Masks are highly recommended for in-person students. We reserve the right to require masks at any time.
– Our classroom space will be arranged for safe social distancing – we ask all students to respect social distancing guidelines.
– We will provide sanitizing wipes and hand gel for student use. We ask that students wipe down their work areas at the end of class and as needed throughout class.
– Students will be expected to obtain and keep their own supplies throughout the class: we will not provide communal supplies and the teacher will not be expected to clean or sanitize any supplies that students choose to share with each other.
– No food or beverage will be served during class. Students may bring their own water or nonalcoholic beverages. We encourage students NOT to share their own food or drink with others during class. Please note – alcohol is not permitted on our campus during our classes.
– It is our recommendation that all in-person students who are able should be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before they attend class.
Please note: Nickel Plate Arts and our class instructor can refuse service to anyone for any reason, including anyone who is unwilling to follow our safety guidelines. Also, Nickel Plate Arts reserves the right to convert any and all classes to online.

Oil Painting Studio Sessions 201: Wednesdays, Sept 14-Nov 15 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. EDT

$200 for all 10 sessions – single sessions may be purchased for $20 each.
Registration will open in March.

Register here! 

These sessions will use a hybrid model: students may participate in-person at Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville, or participate online via Zoom. A minimum of 3 students is required for the teacher to hold an in-person session. For information on our safety procedures for in-person students, please see “Health and Safety Requirements” below.

Wednesdays, September 14 – November 15
6:30-8:30 p.m. EDT

For creative people with some previous painting experience, these Studio Sessions provide time to work alongside other painters and get guidance and tips from our talented painting instructor Jeannette Pomeroy-Parssi.
Join in from week to week to work on your own project or take advantage of the assignments and challenges that our instructor provides.

Beginning students are encouraged to consider Beginning Painting 101 class. Please reach out directly to the instructor at jpparssi@yahoo.com to confirm which option is best for you.

Upon registration, the supply list will be sent to you to purchase your own supplies. If you’d rather purchase your supplies through Nickel Plate Arts, there is an additional option at check out to add “Oil Painting Class Supplies,”
Supplies generally include (ordered from Dick Blick):
Oil, Set of 10, 38ml (Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Hue, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Viridian Hue, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White, Ivory Black)
Oil, Cad Yelo Hue, 38ml
Oil, Cerulean Blue Hue, 38ml
Disposable Palette Paper
W&N Refined Linseed Oil
Princeton Brushes, Set of 7
Palette Knife, Style 50
2-9″x12″ stretched canvas
1-Pack of 5, 9×12 canvas panels
Dawn Liquid Dishsoap
Rubber dishwashing gloves
Roll of Foil
Roll of Paper Towels

HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
Our campus is open and available to everyone in our community, including members of vulnerable populations who may not yet have been able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. We are ensuring safety for in-person students, as well as for staff and guests, through the following procedures and requirements:
– Face Masks are strongly recommended for in-person students. We deserve the right to require masks at any time.
– Our classroom space will be arranged for safe social distancing – we ask all students to respect social distancing guidelines.
– We will provide sanitizing wipes and hand gel for student use. We ask that students wipe down their work areas at the end of class and as needed throughout class.
– Students will be expected to obtain and keep their own supplies throughout the class: we will not provide communal supplies and the teacher will not be expected to clean or sanitize any supplies that students choose to share with each other.
– No food or beverage will be served during class. Students may bring their own water or nonalcoholic beverages. We encourage students NOT to share their own food or drink with others during class. Please note – alcohol is not permitted on our campus during our classes.
– It is our recommendation that all in-person students who are able should be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before they attend class.
Please note that Nickel Plate Arts and our class instructor can refuse service to anyone for any reason, including anyone who is unwilling to follow our safety guidelines. Also, Nickel Plate Arts reserves the right to convert any and all classes to online-only, if health and safety conditions require a change to our class format.
We know that these guidelines can be burdensome, but we appreciate everyone’s flexibility as we navigate this process!

Get Involved

We’re weaving together the fabric of our community. Add your thread and get in on the art game! Enroll yourself, friends or family members in one of our painting classes. Keep tabs on upcoming classes by signing up for our newsletter. Become a member, volunteer, be a teacher, share your ideas for building community around the arts. Contact us to learn more!

We’re Blushing

“I’ve really enjoyed the class. I didn’t know that I could paint anything recognizable. Even though I’m not as good as some, I am so proud of the paintings that I have done so far. It is good for me to set the time aside to paint, otherwise I probably wouldn’t find the time at home.”

– Anita Landress –

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You know the value of a picture, so instead of reading 1,000 words, check out these photos from past NPArts painting classes and events.

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