Art Classes 

 

About the Artist

Pete Pefley

Pete was born in 1964 and has been a lifetime resident of Chambersburg, PA.  He is a graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, class of 1982. 

Pete's talent is a gift bestowed by God as he has no formal training.  His interest in art began at the age of 5 when he accurately drew a disabled truck in front of his home, to the amazement of the truck driver, who accepted the picture as a gift.  In the late 80's, he began watching a show on PBS of the late Bob Ross which sparked his interest in painting.  Pete started out by painting wilderness scenes using the "wet-on-wet" oil technique.  His first advanced oil painting was a depiction of the historic Cumberland Valley railroad station located on North Third Street in the borough of Chambersburg, PA.  Later, discovering the advantages of acrylic paint, he began specializing in this medium.  Pete began combining his love of painting and his interest in photography and local history to create what he calls Historic Composite Retro-Dating.  He has created, and sold, many paintings of historic locations in Franklin and Cumberland Counties, and especially in the Newville area.  In addition to the historical paintings, Pete is also very talented in the "Thomas Kinkade" style. 

Pete has become a professional artist by combining realism, Bob Ross "wet-on-wet," and the "Thomas Kinkade" style to create uniquely beautiful works of art.

If you ever had the desire to learn how to paint, but thought it was way beyond your abilities, then put that thought aside! You can learn to paint just like the Pro's and at half the cost!  Most class's just teach you the basic's and most Artist's won't teach you their secret techniques that made them successful. Pete is a very patient and thorough instructor that will taylor your class to fit your needs and desires and is not afraid to reveal his secrets to success, this stems from his belief that God gave him his talents and that he should share all his knowledge to those who wish to learn this wonderful form of artistic expression!

Let Pete help open a whole new world of creativity for you!

(All lessons teach Acrylic techniques) 

We have a Package to met your needs and if you don't see one, please call and ask about customising a class!

Private and Group Class's - Studio and On-Site Class'savailable.

Call now to register!

717-830-7295

                                                                                                          

All private classes scheduled according to clients' needs.

Group classes available according to interest.   Limit 4 per class in studio.  Limit of 10 students per class off site.   Group classes must be scheduled 2 weeks in advance.  Church and other groups are welcome to schedule group classes!

Click here for group class schedule.

Copper Package - $10.00 Introductory Class

This package includes:

  • 1 Hour Introductory Class includes overview of Acrylic painting, tools and basic techniques.
  • Meet and greet opportunity with the instructor.
  • Class scheduling.
  • Quality supplies available.
  • Minimum of 5 students per class offsite.
  • Maximum of 4 students in studio. 
  • In studio or onsite.

 

Call to schedule your introductory class today!!  Check class schedule for current class availability.

  Group Classes

Bronze Package - $20.00 per class     Beginner's Class 

This package includes:

  • 5-1 Hour classes
  • Hands on instruction.
  • Instruction in basic strokes and techniques.
  • Students will learn how to create realistic skies, trees, and landscapes.
  • Students will complete 1 project using the acrylic techniques demonstrated by the instructor in this class.
  • Entire course includes 5 classes.
  • Supplies available from instructor.
  • Minimum of 5 students per class off site.
  • Maximum of 4 students in studio.
 

 Private Classes

Emerald Package - $30.00 per class Beginner's Class

This package includes:

  • 1 Hour class-number of classes to be determined
  • Personal instruction by artist geared to student's interests.
  • Hands on instruction
  • Instruction in basic strokes and techniques.
  • Student will learn how to create realistic skies, trees and landscapes. 
  • Number of classes and course content can be geared to student's interests and needs.
  • Supplies available from the instructor.
  • In studio or offsite.

 

Silver Package - $35.00 per class    Intermediate Class

This class is taylored for students who have had the Bronze course or who have had some experience painting with acrylics.

This package includes:

  • 6-1 1/2 Hour classes. 
  • Hands on instruction.
  • Students will be instructed in techniques for creating realistic building structural components such as brick, stone and wood as well as how to improve on landscapes.
  • Students will complete 1 project using the techniques taught in this class.
  • Entire course includes 6 classes.
  • Supplies available from instructor.
  • Minimum of 5 students offsite.
  • Maximum of 4 students in studio.

    Sapphire Package - $45.00 per class Intermediate Class

    This class is taylored for students who have had the Emerald course or who have had some experience painting with acrylics.

    This package includes:

    • 1 1/2 Hour class-  number of classes to be determined.
    • Personal instruction by artist geared to student's interests.
    • Hands on instruction.
    • Student will be instructed in techniques for creating realistic building structural components such as brick, stone and wood as well as how to improve on landscapes.
    • Number of classes and course content can be geared to student's interests and needs.
    • Supplies available from instructor.
    • In studio or offsite.

    Platinum Package - $50.00 per class Advanced 1 Class

    This class is taylored for students who are experienced in painting with acrylics  or who have taken the Bronze and Silver courses and want to learn advanced techniques.

    This package includes:

    • 5-2 Hour classes
    • Hands on instruction
    • Students will be instructed in:
      •  Advanced weathering techniques
      • Advanced shadowing
      • Advanced water effects
    • Students will complete 1 project using the techniques taught in this class.
    • Entire course includes 5 classes.
    • Supplies available from instructor.
    • Minimum of 5 students offsite.
    • Maximum of 4 students in studio.
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    Ruby Package - $60.00 per class Advanced 1 Class

    This class is taylored for students who are experienced in painting with acrylics  or who have taken the Bronze and Silver courses and want to learn advanced techniques.

    This package includes:

    • 2 Hour class-number of classes to be determined
    • Personal instruction by artist geared to student's interests.
    • Hands on instruction.
    • Student will be instructed in:
      • Advanced weathering techniques
      • Advanced shadowing
      • Advanced water effects
    • Number of classes and course content can be geared to student's interests and needs.
    • Supplies available from instructor.
    • Offsite or in studio.

    Gold Package - $80.00 per class Advanced 2 Class 

    This class is taylored for students who are experienced in Acrylic painting techniques or who have taken the Bronze, Silver and Platinum courses and wish to become serious artists.

    This package includes:

    • 4-4 Hour classes
    • Hands on instruction
    • Students will be instructed in
      • Advanced lighting effects
      • Advanced special effects
      • Advanced acrylic mediums
    • Students will complete 1 project using the techniques taught in this class.
    • Entire course includes 4 classes.
    • Supplies available from instructor.
    • Minimum of 5 students offsite.
    • Maximum of 4 students in studio.

    Diamond Package - $100.00 per class Advanced 2 Class

    This class is taylored for students who are experienced in Acrylic painting techniques or who have taken the Bronze, Silver and Platinum courses and wish to become serious artists.

    This package includes:

    • 4 Hour class-number of classes to be determined
    • Personal instruction by artist geared to student's interests.
    • Hands on instruction.
    • Student will be instructed in:
      • Advanced lighting effects
      • Advanced special effects
      • Advanced acrylic mediums
    • Number of classes and course content can be geared to student's interests and needs.
    • Supplies available from instructor.
    • Offsite or in studio.
       

     Historic Composite Retro-Dating Class - $50.00 per class

    This class was created as a follow-up to the Gold Package for those individials that love history and would like to learn how to create paintings of historic locations by using this magnificent technique.

  • This includes the following:
    • 6-1 1/2 Hour classes
    • Hands on instruction
    • Instructor assistance
    • Photographic techniques (Digital camera required)
    • Historic research (historic site, library and on-line)
    • Compositing technique (Computer, scanner and printer required)
    • Transfering techniques
    • Entire course includes 6 classes
    • Students will complete one project  (In class and at home)
    • Off site classes only
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      Additional classes available at $50.00 per class.

     

     

     Artist Apprentice Training Course

    This class is designed for those individuals who have completed the above classes and would like to continue to advance their education.

    This includes the following:

    • 1 Hour class in exchange for 1 hour of volunteer service as an Artist Apprectice Assistant.  (If there are no courses in session at the time a fee of $25.00 per class will apply or students can choose to volunteer at a later date.)
    • Students may choose to pay a fee of $25.00 per class instead of serving as an Assistant. 
    • Apprentice will be assisted by the artist with their painting projects to help fine tune their artistic ability.

    Apprentice's responsibilties will include:

    • Assisting Instructor with classroom set-up
    • Assisting students with projects
    • Assisting Instructor with end of class clean-up and tear down.

     

     Bless all his skills, LORD, and be pleased with the work of his hands. Strike down those who rise against him, his foes till they rise no more.”
    Deuteronomy 33:11

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