After School Classes

Burke's Girls 8 Week Painting classes


Tuition: 475.00 includes eight 2 hours lessons, all the finest professional grade acrylic and oil paints, top quality brushes and thick cotton canvas aprons. 

Age Group: Burke's girls attending 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade or 5th grade.

Student/teacher ratio: 5 to 1

Maximum: 15 girls

Location: Chris Babcock Art, 5907 California Street@21st Ave. in San Francisco

Class description:  Chris Babcock and her team of instructors teach each student how to paint two 15 by 20-inch paintings: the first is a favorite animal or pet, and the 2nd is a self- portrait or a portrait of any loved one.  

Students are taught using a step by step visual and verbal explanation.  Each animal can be a favorite pet or any favorite animal- wild or domesticated. The portrait can be a portrait of the self or of anyone.

A parent will help their child pick out one human picture and 1 animal picture that are well lit and detailed, and then email Chris both photos at least 1 week before the class. Chris will draw both images prior to class. Chris and her Instructors will show how to use layers (a new layer each week) of paint to build up a realistic picture of the their human and animal portrait.  

Each student learns how to mix a subtle range of acrylic or oil hues to depict a detailed and nuanced painting.  All students will complete two 15 by 20-inch paintings  by the end of the 8-week session.

Fridays, 3:30pm - 5:30pm (you can arrive as late as 3:45)

Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 27, Nov. 3 and 10

A white English Bulldog and Black Chinese Pug puppy are at the Art Studio: we have two sweet and loving dog mascots on the premises named Spanky Babadook and Vincent Noir (Little Vincey.) See photo at the bottom of our cuties! If your child has allergies or a fear of doggies, let us know and we will put Spanky and Vincey in their kennels at the art studio during your child's art class.


Please note:  Unless this class is canceled, there are no refunds. If your child is not able to attend, Chris Babcock Art offers a credit for the unused portion of your child's tuition to be put towards any future after school art lessons within a year of purchase date.


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