Art instruction in Wilmington, NC
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Paint a seascape, landscape, animals and more! I've been painting my entire life and teach classes in oil painting, acrylic
and pastel. Learn about composition, value, color mixing, how to create depth in a painting and more! I'll walk you through
step by step. As artists, if we paint from our hearts as well as our heads, the end result will show. I'd like my students to
feel a connection with what they are painting such as a favorite place or pet. So, prior to class, I ask that they choose a
subject meaningful to them which will result in a keepsake to cherish and proudly hang in their home.
Art Lessons in Wilmington, NC
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"Eleanor,I Love my oil painting lessons.
You are so patient and dedicated and
determined to let me know that I can
paint. Can't wait to start a new painting."

~ Terry Marshall
Boiling Springs, NC
"Eleanor was patient and very
knowledgeable. I learned many
techniques over the course of my
lessons that have had an
empowering effect. I now feel
confident working with oils.
Eleanor is bright and kind. In the
future,I hope to work with her

~ Audrey S.
Wilmington, NC
"Eleanor obviously knows her
stuff and was wonderful
guiding my teenage daughter
during her first ever lesson in
painting (started with oils). My
daughter is so looking forward
to her next lesson!"

~ Patti M.
San Antonio, TX
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"I’ve had an amazing experience
with Eleanor. Though I had no
previous experience with oil
paint, she inspires me to never
give up. I’m extremely happy with
the work I've created and
couldn't have done it without her.
I look forward to each and every

~ Katy Kohut
Raleigh, NC
My son, Michael's drawing skills
and technique have improved
dramatically since he's been
receiving Eleanor's instruction. He
finds the lessons challenging but
has thrived under her direction.
Eleanor is a patient and kind
instructor and has helped Michael
find tapped into a skill which we
could not develop on our own.

~ Elizabeth Walters
Wilmington, NC
Please fill in the form below to request  more information. As soon as I receive your inquiry, I'll email or call you so that we can talk about
the lessons and schedule a time to paint. I'll be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have
Eleanor is very patient and never let
me give up on my painting. She
definitely has a way of finding the
artistic side of people. Having never
painted with oils before, I feel
confident that I can embark on my
own projects with the skills Eleanor
has taught me. I would love to paint
with her again!

~ Michelle Ly.
Wilmington, NC
Eleanor  transformed me from a 'wannabe'
painter into a real artist! Eleanor taught
me everything from the basics to advanced
techniques. I selected our beach walk on
Figure Eight Island as the subject. It really
is an amazing piece of art and both my
husband and I are thrilled! I couldn't be
happier with my lessons as I now have the
skills to create my own gorgeous works of
art for years to come. I highly recommend
Eleanor as a fantastic teacher and
inspiring artistic mentor!”

~ Jennifer Andrews
Wilmington, NC
Eleanor is an amazing artist and
teacher. I was completely amazed by
the results of my painting under her
direction and will continue to learn all
I can from her. I have a great time
when I am there!

~ Darlene Courtemanche
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Most of the people I've taught have never painted before. If you don't have paints or brushes, I'll start you out using mine. You'll just need
to bring a canvas and the desire to paint. After the first lesson, I'll provide a list of supplies to bring to your next lesson. A minimum two-hour
session is necessary the first time we meet to allow sketching in your subject and applying the first layer of paint. After the initial lesson,
you decide how often you'd like to paint depending on your schedule and budget. The cost of painting lessons is $20/Hr. If you live outside
the Shallotte, NC, area, I can also come to you for an additional charge to cover travel time and expenses.
I thoroughly enjoyed painting with Eleanor.
She was very helpful in listing the supplies I
needed, flexible with my time schedule and
patient with the process of teaching this
50+ year old beginner! I learned about
mixing color, value, different brushes to use
and techniques. From sketching out the
initial shapes on the canvas to cleaning
brushes afterward, every session was
informative, professional and enjoyable.
Eleanor is a talented and experienced artist
who skillfully passes along her knowledge
of the painting process. Money and time
well spent!

~ Donna Ratliff