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Private and Semi-Private Art Lessons for Adults and Teens

Drawing and Painting, Figure Drawing, Portraiture and Landscape, Fashion Illustration and Design are just a few of the types of lessons that are offered both privately and semi- privately at the studio of Annette Alessi Fine Art. Call the artist discuss your artistic needs. Her studio is located in Garnet Valley, PA. The instructor charges $50/ hour for private lessons and $40/ hour for Semi-Private lessons, up to 3 people.


“I want to thank Annette for being an amazing teacher who is willing to share her love and passion for creating beautiful art pieces. She is so knowledgeable about the creative process. She does a great job at explaining the different elements that go into producing a painting or drawing. Each session she promotes creativity and allows the class to explore the different aspects of the medium being used. Annette is able to gently provide constructive feedback which allows me to learn and elevate my confidence as an artist. I look forward to attend each class and always learn something new on my art journey.” -Carol Tullman – Adult Student

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Paint Along – Chester County Arts Association – Every Thursday from September to June – West Chester, PA

Instructed by Annette Alessi, this class demonstrates a particular approach to building a painting. The idea reflects that of the old masters who would take their students to the museum for a “paint along” to learn from the masters. Working from photos supplied by the instructor, students follow along with the process step-by-step over a period of 5 or 6 weeks to create an oil painting. The intent of the class is not to copy but to steer students through a process, to encourage them to incorporate featured techniques into their own technique repertoire. Since the intent is about the process, the student may or may not complete a painting depending on the level of the student. $3 materials fee is included in the total cost. See materials list on the CCAA website when you go to register.

TO REGISTER SIGN UP WITH Chester County Art Association
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Thursdays
Cost: $205.00 for a 5 week session
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Medium: Oils

Chester County Arts Association
100 North Bradford Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

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“I have been a student of Annette’s Paint Along Class for several years and have found them to be extremely instructive. Annette’s choice of painting subjects varies between landscapes, florals, trees, old buildings and seasons, among others, showcasing her unique style and colors. I love her tips on how to accomplish a painting from the very beginning to it’s completion in a way that is easily understood. Annette has patience and great sense of humor making her classes fun!” -Lynne Little


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Figure Drawing Workshop
Held at Darlington Arts Center – Garnet Valley, PA

With the use of a live model, students will receive a simple breakdown of the human form and the face/portrait, practice gesture drawing allowing for loosening up, and for the more advanced, individual guidance on portrait and figure drawing and painting.

This workshop will build a great foundation of drawing skills which will enhance your painting skills. “If you can draw the figure, you can draw anything! – That’s my quote, and one of the master’s quote was, Drawing is the mother, painting is the child.”- AA

The instructor has an extensive background in the figure, having been a fashion illustrator in the early years of her art career. Read more about Annette in her bio. Click here to see some of Annette’s figurative works and portraiture.

To Bring:
Bring a large drawing pad, soft vine charcoal, charcoal pencils and a kneaded eraser. If you would like to bring painting supplies to attempt the use of the model in painting form, feel free to do so. The model will be clothed.

Maximum number of students is 8.

Ages: Adults and Teens
Times: One time per month; sign up for email notices
Email to Register
Cost: $50.00
Model fee will be split between all the students. Total model cost is $45.00.This class is intended to run once a month. Check your email for more future dates.

Darlington Arts Center
977 Shavertown Road
Garnet Valley, PA 19060


Student working on pastel portraiture.

Drawing and Painting Workshop
Held at MY NEW STUDIO at Heron Studios- Aston, PA

Use this time to do something you have always wanted to try, OR to finish a piece that needs completion. This workshop is open to art students of all levels. You will receive individual guidance with tips and techniques to help you enhance your painting skills or drawing skills. My specialty is the portrait and the figure and most people know me for my Brandywine Valley landscapes, so I can help you with many subject matters from the face to the landscape in whatever medium you choose.

Space is limited to 4 students so it will be filled on a first come first serve basis. This will also allow for a more private type instruction. So please register soon! Credit Cards accepted. Checks also accepted

Ages: Adults and Teens
Times: One time per month; sign up for email notices
Email me for the next workshop date.  If you have already received an email for the next workshop date, Register Here
Cost: $60.00
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Medium: All

Location address:
Heron Studios
3100 Mount Road
Aston, PA 19014

Private & Semi Private Plein Air Workshop
At Longwood Gardens – Kennett Square, PA

Enjoy painting outdoors at the beautiful Longwood Gardens while instructor and fine artist, Annette Alessi, gives pointers on composition, color balance, technique, and more. Students can choose from close-up or distant scenery since we will be aiming to paint in the flower garden area. Students must bring their own painting supplies including: an outdoor easel, plein air umbrella (optional), any brushes and medium, canvas or paper of choice. Also, feel free to bring a hat, bug spray, sunscreen, a chair, and lunch if desired.

Date and Time: To be determined by the student and instructor.

Price: $50.00 / hour, total workshop time approx. 2-3 hours.

Semi-Private Price: $40.00 / hour/person. Up to 3 people. Total workshop time approx. 2-3 hours.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Medium: Any

To schedule a date and register, email Annette Alessi. Mail checks made payable to Annette Alessi
4004 Pennford Place,
Garnet Valley , PA 19060

To pay with a Credit Card, Please call 610-742-7474.