Hello Students and Patrons

If you'd like to schedule or ask questions, call me at 937-371-1489 or email: TomHockArtistOhio@gmail.com

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What Tom Wants To Tell You

One-on-one instruction is the norm in my classes.  I provide instruction to individuals and very small groups (normally up to 4) in various mediums shown below.  I prefer small class sizes so you receive only the best art instruction.  I do not teach from the front of a room.  It doesn’t matter if you are left- or right-handed since I can teach both.  I customize classes to fit your requests as much as possible.    I do teach those under age 18, as long as an adult is present.  Classes are always family friendly.

My goal as an instructor is to make classes stress-free and enjoyable.  My goal for you as a student is to learn or expand your abilities, develop your own style, grow as a result from what you learn in class, and to make memories for yourself and others through your art work.

You will leave class with a completed piece of your own work—unless indicated.

Description: The student learns basic techniques and concepts to give a foundation in drawing. Students with some or no drawing skills are the most likely to benefit from a beginner’s course of instruction.  Artists who use other mediums who have never learned drawing or sketching will also benefit.

Cost: $10 instruction fee per (full or partial) hour

Paper:  Add $5 per session if drawing paper provided by Tom

$0 if student provides paper/drawing book (must be suitable for drawing)

Provided:  Tom provides drawing pencils/tools for use during class.

Description: The student learns or expands their sketching abilities in either pencil or charcoal (as they pre-determine).  Students who feel comfortable with their own basic drawing techniques will benefit the most.  However students who want to sketch but have never drawn before can use this class as a foundation.  Very new drawing students may want to consider taking at least a one-hour session in the Basic Drawing course first, but it is not required.

 

Cost: $10 instruction fee per (full or partial) hour

Paper:  Add $5 per session if drawing paper provided by Tom

$0 if student provides paper/drawing book (must be suitable for drawing)

Provided:  Tom provides drawing pencils/tools for use during class.

Class teaches any age student the techniques and concepts developed by Bob Ross, the artist and host of the internationally known Joy of Painting program.  This program is often broadcast in the U.S. on public broadcasting stations (such as ThinkTV).  Students range from those who have never painted to growing artists and those who admire Bob Ross and his lifetime work to develop tools and methods to help anyone be able to paint using wet oils, even if they’ve never painted before.  Students choose a class format that best fits their current needs from several sessions shown below.

I normally will ask what you want to paint if you are taking an individual class.  To get ideas, visit the official Bob Ross website*, use Bob Ross books, or view my Bob Ross paintings at my website.  There are many Bob Ross paintings to choose from. If you don’t have a certain one in mind before class, I can choose one for you based on if you want to paint a landscape, seascape, or floral.  During your first class, you can look at the Bob Ross books I have and choose your next painting lesson.

*Bob Ross Website:  A list of books is at:    http://www.bobross.com/Supplies.cfm#Q2

Click once on the link for a book to view the scenes from that book.  Let me what book and scene.   (After clicking  link for book, I sometimes have to minimize the website to see the book images).

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Description: The student learns or expands their sketching abilities in either pencil or charcoal (as they pre-determine).  Students who feel comfortable with their own basic drawing techniques will benefit the most.  However students who want to sketch but have never drawn before can use this class as a foundation.  Very new drawing students may want to consider taking at least a one-hour session in the Basic Drawing course first, but it is not required.

 

Cost: $10 instruction fee per (full or partial) hour

Paper:  Add $5 per session if drawing paper provided by Tom

$0 if student provides paper/drawing book (must be suitable for drawing)

Provided:  Tom provides drawing pencils/tools for use during class.

Description: Excellent class for students who are familiar with Bob Ross techniques or who are skilled or mastered in using acrylic or oil mediums.  Canvas paintings are typically on 16” x 20” or 18” x 24” canvas (as Tom determines appropriate).  Many students choose to do several of these, concentrating in one scene-type area of landscape, seascape, or floral before moving to different scene type.

Recommendations: Bob Ross beginning students who have not used any type of paint medium before or have never painted should strongly consider scheduling Make It Take It class(es) to learn techniques. Tom may require a student take Make It Take It first based on student’s painting medium experience or instruction goals.

 

A Note About Floral: Floral Bob Ross paints and techniques are different than those normally used for land and seascapes.  It is strongly recommended student be familiar with floral paintings in other paint mediums (oil, acrylic) or have taken a couple Make It Take It Bob Ross floral classes before scheduling a first floral 3-hour painting class.

Student should wear clothing and use purses, bags, hats, etc. that can get paint on them (although this normally doesn’t happen).  Time to complete may be a little less or a little more depending on student’s painting experience, what is being painted, and goals for the class. The type of scape to be painted is determined at time of scheduling, or soon after.

Session Length: 2-4 hours  (completion time is dependent on student and is normally 3 hours)

 

Cost: $75 covers all materials including canvas  (16” x 20”   or 18”  x  24” as determined by Tom)

$65 if student brings all their own paints

Students who bring their own paints must discuss requirements in advance with Tom.

ONLY Bob Ross paint, gesso, etc. to be used. Paint colors determined by scape/scene.

Tom still provides canvas and brushes when students bring their own paint.

No discount given if other materials (besides paint) are brought to class by the student.

Students who do not bring required paint will pay $75 instead of $65

Provided: Tom provides canvas, paper towels, palettes, brushes, beater box, and easels for use during all classes.

Class teaches any age student the techniques and concepts developed by Bob Ross, the artist and host of the internationally known Joy of Painting program.  This program is often broadcast in the U.S. on public broadcasting stations (such as ThinkTV).  Students range from those who have never painted to growing artists and those who admire Bob Ross and his lifetime work to develop tools and methods to help anyone be able to paint using wet oils, even if they’ve never painted before.  Students choose a class format that best fits their current needs from several sessions shown below.

I normally will ask what you want to paint if you are taking an individual class.  To get ideas, visit the official Bob Ross website*, use Bob Ross books, or view my Bob Ross paintings at my website.  There are many Bob Ross paintings to choose from. If you don’t have a certain one in mind before class, I can choose one for you based on if you want to paint a landscape, seascape, or floral.  During your first class, you can look at the Bob Ross books I have and choose your next painting lesson.

*Bob Ross Website:  A list of books is at:    http://www.bobross.com/Supplies.cfm#Q2

Click once on the link for a book to view the scenes from that book.  Let me what book and scene.   (After clicking  link for book, I sometimes have to minimize the website to see the book images).

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Description: For those who have become, or are becoming, skilled with traditional oils and have accomplished some works in this medium.  Uses knowledge of and experiences with traditional oil to create a piece of work with an array of textures and colors ranging from simple to moderate in complexity. Complexity is dependent on student’s background and experience.  Due to oil “dry time,” class is taught in 3 sessions of 1-2 hours each ranging from 3 to 10 days apart.  Paintings are typically on 16” x 20” or 18” x 24” canvas (as Tom determines appropriate).

Recommendations: Students who want to use traditional oils and have not used any type of paint medium before or have never painted should strongly consider scheduling Simple Objects – Traditional Oils to learn techniques. Tom may require a student take Simple Objects – Traditional Oils based on student’s painting medium experience or instruction goals.  Students who want to complete 3-Part Traditional Oils Class at a slower rate (such as five, 1-hour sessions)  should discuss with Tom and make arrangements when scheduling class.

 

Student should wear clothing and use purses, bags, hats, etc. that can get paint on them (although this normally doesn’t happen).  Time to complete may be a little less or a little more depending on student’s painting experience, what is being painted, and goals for the class. The type of scape to be painted is determined at time of scheduling, or soon after.

Session Length: Three sessions of 1-2 hours each

Results in 5-7 class hours over several days time

 

Cost: $95 for instruction fee, all materials including canvas (16” x 20”  or 18”  x  24” as determined by Tom)

$85 if student brings all their own paints

Students who bring their own paints must discuss requirements in advance with Tom.

Paint colors determined by scape/scene.

Tom still provides canvas and brushes when students bring their own paint.

No discount given if other materials (besides paint) are brought to class by the student.

Students who do not bring required paint will pay $95 instead of $85

 

If completing in 5 sessions (about  1 hour each session) instead of 3:

$105 for instruction fee, all materials including canvas (16” x 20”  or 18”  x  24” as determined by Tom)

$  95 if student brings all their own paints

Provided: Tom provides canvas, paper towels, palettes, brushes, beater box, and easels

for use during all classes.

Description: Excellent class for students who are familiar with Bob Ross techniques or who are skilled or mastered in using acrylic or oil mediums.  Canvas paintings are typically on 16” x 20” or 18” x 24” canvas (as Tom determines appropriate).  Many students choose to do several of these, concentrating in one scene-type area of landscape, seascape, or floral before moving to different scene type.

Recommendations: Bob Ross beginning students who have not used any type of paint medium before or have never painted should strongly consider scheduling Make It Take It class(es) to learn techniques. Tom may require a student take Make It Take It first based on student’s painting medium experience or instruction goals.

 

A Note About Floral: Floral Bob Ross paints and techniques are different than those normally used for land and seascapes.  It is strongly recommended student be familiar with floral paintings in other paint mediums (oil, acrylic) or have taken a couple Make It Take It Bob Ross floral classes before scheduling a first floral 3-hour painting class.

Student should wear clothing and use purses, bags, hats, etc. that can get paint on them (although this normally doesn’t happen).  Time to complete may be a little less or a little more depending on student’s painting experience, what is being painted, and goals for the class. The type of scape to be painted is determined at time of scheduling, or soon after.

Session Length: 2-4 hours  (completion time is dependent on student and is normally 3 hours)

 

Cost: $75 covers all materials including canvas  (16” x 20”   or 18”  x  24” as determined by Tom)

$65 if student brings all their own paints

Students who bring their own paints must discuss requirements in advance with Tom.

ONLY Bob Ross paint, gesso, etc. to be used. Paint colors determined by scape/scene.

Tom still provides canvas and brushes when students bring their own paint.

No discount given if other materials (besides paint) are brought to class by the student.

Students who do not bring required paint will pay $75 instead of $65

Provided: Tom provides canvas, paper towels, palettes, brushes, beater box, and easels for use during all classes.

Description: For students who have become, or are becoming, skilled with wet oils and have accomplished some works in this medium. Uses knowledge and experiences with wet oils to create land or water scenes or still lifes.   Paintings are typically on 16” x 20” or 18” x 24” canvas (as Tom determines appropriate).

Recommendations: Three or more 1-Hour wet oil classes or Bob Ross Make It Take It classes are recommended for new wet oil students before taking a 3-Hour Wet Oil class.  This allows  students to develop skill with wet oil concepts and techniques.

 

Student should wear clothing and use purses, bags, hats, etc. that can get paint on them (although this normally doesn’t happen).  Time to complete may be a little less or a little more depending on student’s painting experience, what is being painted, and goals for the class. The type of scape to be painted is determined at time of scheduling, or soon after.

Session Length: 2-4 hours  (completion time is dependent on student and is normally 3 hours)

 

Cost: $75 for instruction fee, all materials including canvas (16” x 20”  or 18”  x  24” as determined by Tom)

$65 if student brings all their own paints

Students who bring their own paints must discuss requirements in advance with Tom.

Paint colors determined by scape/scene.

Tom still provides canvas and brushes when students bring their own paint.

No discount given if other materials (besides paint) are brought to class by the student.

Students who do not bring required paint will pay $75 instead of $65

Provided: Tom provides canvas, paper towels, palettes, brushes, and easels for use during classes.

Description: Students range from those who have never painted or used watercolors to growing artists.  Students may choose traditional or Gouache for a single lesson or a 5-lesson series which includes completing 5 paintings in traditional, Gouache, or combination of both.   All students are encouraged to use skills learned to expand and develop their own unique style.  Class is adapted to student’s experience with watercolors and other paint mediums. Paints used are the “tube” type.

Student should wear clothing and use purses, bags, hats, etc. that can get paint on them (although this normally doesn’t happen).  Each lesson’s completion time is discussed when student schedules class, or the next session in a series, and varies by student ability, what is being painted, and goals for the class.

Click once on the link for a book to view the scenes from that book.  Let me what book and scene.   (After clicking  link for book, I sometimes have to minimize the website to see the book images).

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Cost: $10  instruction fee per (full or partial) hour

Instruction time may run more than 1 hour.  As student becomes more familiar with

techniques and begins to develop their own style, class sessions are often 1 to 2 hours ($20).

Students wishing to keep to 1 hour, notify Tom before class starts.

+ $ 10  for supply and water color paper fee – required. Paid once for entire session

Students do not receive discount for bringing own materials.

Provided: Tom provides all materials for use during class.

 

To schedule or ask questions about Hourly Instrution Classes (above):

Call Tom  937-371-1489  or Email: TomHockArtistOhio@gmail.com

This series gives students and Tom an opportunity to plan a course of instruction based on students request.  It is recommended students complete at least two lessons a month for continuity and complete all five lessons within 3 months.  Instruction fee for a session between 1 and 2 hours is discounted.

Cost: $10  instruction fee (sessions 1 hour or less, as pre-planned). Paid at time of instruction.

– OR –  $15   instruction fee    (sessions 1-2 hours as pre-planned).  Paid at time of instruction.

PLUS  $25 for supplies and water color paper fee– required.

Supply/paper fee paid once at first session. Covers supplies for 5 sessions. Non-refundable.

Provided: Tom provides all materials for use during class.

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