Welcome to Vanessa Montenegro

Thank you for visiting vanessamontenegro.com. Where art meets passion! This website is the site of visual artist Vanessa Montenegro and on it you will find her work, her classes, her art comission work and more.

Art Classes at Vanessa's Art Studio

portrait art lessons

I teach students of all ages (kids and adults) no matter what level of experience or ability to draw and paint and reach their artistic goals. I teach students realistic drawing and painting. The classes are varied to include teaching still-life, the figure, landscape, portraiture, cartooning, animation, clay sculpture and more. All classes are designed around the student interests. Students learn at their own pace.

Learn to:

  • draw with pencil
  • draw with charcoal
  • draw with pastels
  • draw with pen and ink
  • paint with acrylics
  • paint with oils
  • learn drawing basics
  • learn painting basics
  • manga and illustration basics
  • draw cartoons, wild life, the figure, landscape and more

What makes Vanessa’s Art Studio different?

Vanessa’s Art Studio is a place where you can learn art and nourish your creativity. Since classes are small (no more than 7 students per class), students get personal attention and they get to know one another too. Vanessa Montenegro, who is a professional artist, teaches the classes. Her assistants go through intense training to provide high quality art standards, and help teaching, too. The studio is not only a place to study art but also a place to make new friends and share your creativity with others. Plus Vanessa is constantly training herself in the latest art techniques and art trends so that she can share her knowledge with her students.

Group and Private art classes available. You select the day and time that best works for you. I teach you art!

I also offer private art classes in Spanish so you can practice your Spanish and create art at the same time. Tambien ofresco classes de arte privadas en español.

Location Westchase Area

All art lessons take place at Vanessa's Art Studio in Westchase, Tampa FL

student art lessons

 

Kids and Teen Group Art classes

Afterschool Art Classes for kids and teens:

Drawing, Sketching and Painting for kids art class (Step by Step Class): Learn to draw lines, shapes, light/shadows, perspective, black and white and color. Learn to draw with pencil, charcoal, pastels and prismacolors. Drawing, Illustration, Cartooning, Fashion Design and more. (Maxium 7 students) - Mondays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. (ages 7 and 10) See student artwork!!!

Drawing, Sketching and Painting for kids and teens art class: Learn to draw lines, shapes, light/shadows, perspective, black and white and color. Learn to draw with pencil, charcoal, pastels and prismacolors. Drawing, Illustration, Cartooning, Fashion Design and more. (Maxium 7 students) - Mondays from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. (ages 10 and up) See student artwork!!!

Illustration, Drawing and Painting for kids & teens: Learn to draw lines, shapes, light/shadows, perspective, black and white and color. Learn all about drawing illustrations and color. Prismacolors pencils, ink, watercolor and markers. Learn to draw lines, shapes, light/shadows, perspective, black and white and color. Students focus on what they want to drawand improve their skills, while learning about different artists and art genres. Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:00pm. (Maximum 7 students) See student artwork!!!

Art Class for Kids: Drawing, Sketching and Painting (Step by Step Class): Learn to draw lines, shapes, light/shadows, perspective, black and white and color. Learn to draw with pencil, charcoal, pastels and prismacolors. Drawing, Illustration, Cartooning, Fashion Design and more. (Maximum 7 students) - Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. (8 and up)  See student artwork!!!

Drawing, Sketching and Painting for Kids Class: Learn to draw lines, shapes, light/shadows, perspective, black and white and color. Learn to draw with pencil, charcoal, pastels and prismacolors. Drawing, Illustration, Cartooning, Fashion Design and more. (Maximum 7 students)
-Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00pm. (ages 8 and up) See student artwork!!!

Manga and Illustration Drawing for Kids and Teens Class: Manga and Illustration class will teach conventional realistic-drawing techniques. Develop skills that translate to any kind of realistic drawing: light and shadow, line and tone, perspective and foreshortening, hands, faces and body action, yet they are able to learn while drawing the content they want....Manga or illustration! Students focus on what they want to drawand improve their skills, while learning about different artists and art genres.
-Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30pm. (ages 12 and up) (Maximum 7 students) See student artwork!!!

Art Class for Kids: Drawing, Sketching and Painting  (Step by Step Class): Learn to draw lines, shapes, light/shadows, perspective, black and white and color. Learn to draw with pencil, charcoal, pastels and prismacolors. Drawing, Illustration, Cartooning, Fashion Design and more. (Maximum 7 students.) - Fridays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. (9 and up) See student artwork!!!

Weekend Art Classes for kids and teens:

Saturday Morning Art Class For Kids and Teens: Drawing, Painting, Illustration and more. Create your art portfolio. Saturdays from 11:00 to 12:30pm. (age 9 and up) (Maximum 7 students) See student artwork!!!

Saturday Afternoon Art Class For Kids (Step by Step Class): Drawing, Painting, Illustration and more. Saturdays from 3:00 to 4:30pm. (Ages 7 and up)  (Maxim 7 students) See student artwork!!!

Homeschooling students and after school programs welcome to join the classes..

Adult Group Art classes

Adult Group Art classes

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During The Week Adult Art Classes:

Drawing and Painting Art Class: Learn drawing and painting. Learn drawing lines, shapes, light/shadows, perspective and more. Learn to draw with pencil, charcoal, pastels, prismacolors. Learn to paint in different mediums and styles like the masters did and in the process find out your own style. You will learn different painting techniques while creating your artwork. Create your art portfolio.
-Wednesdays from 10:00pm to noon.(Maximum 7 students) See student artwork!!!

Drawing and Painting Art Class: Learn drawing and painting. Learn drawing lines, shapes, light/shadows, perspective and more. Learn to draw with pencil, charcoal, pastels, prismacolors. Learn to paint in different mediums and styles like the masters did and in the process find out your own style. You will learn different painting techniques while creating your artwork. Create your art portfolio.
-Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.(Maximum 7 students) See student artwork!!!

Drawing and Painting Art Class: Learn drawing and painting. Learn drawing lines, shapes, light/shadows, perspective and more. Learn to draw with pencil, charcoal, pastels, prismacolors. Learn to paint in different mediums and styles like the masters did and in the process find out your own style. You will learn different painting techniques while creating your artwork. Create your art portfolio.
-Tuesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.(Maximum 7 students) See student artwork!!!

Drawing and Painting Art Class: Learn drawing and painting. Learn drawing lines, shapes, light/shadows, perspective and more. Learn to draw with pencil, charcoal, pastels, prismacolors. Learn to paint in different mediums and styles like the masters did and in the process find out your own style. You will learn different painting techniques while creating your artwork. Create your art portfolio. This class is also for people who want to learn to draw and paint from their imagination realistic pictures of something that doesn't exist. All levels welcome. It is not only intended for artist but who want to tell story or recreate history. Create your art portfolio.
- Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. (Maximum 7 students.) See student artwork!!!

Weekend Adult Art Classes:

Saturday Drawing and Painting Art Class: Can not come to art class during the week? No problem. Now, you can join our painting and drawing class on Saturdays. All levels accepted. Beginners, intermediate and advance. We will work with acrylics, pastels, ink, pencils and many other materials. We will draw nature, animals, portraits, abstracts and things! Enjoy a morning being creative and finding the artist with in you.
- Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:00am. (Adults and high schoolers are welcome)

Drawing and Painting Art Class: Now, you can join our painting and drawing class on Saturdays. All levels accepted. Beginners, intermediate and advance. We will work with acrylics, pastels, ink, pencils and many other materials. We will draw nature, animals, portraits, abstracts and things! Enjoy your Saturday afternoon being creative and finding the artist with in you.
- Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm.
(Adults and high schoolers are welcome)

Pastel Drawing: Learn pastel drawing techniques and tips. Pastels are a great colorful medium. You can create energetic fast drawing or detail drawings. We explore this on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday classes. You can See student artwork!!!

Figure Drawing: Interested in learning how to draw the figure? Detailed instruction on how to draw the human figure, proportions of the human body, chiaroscuro and foreshortening, color. We explore this on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday classes. For more information, email me.

Gift Certificates Available

Gift Certificates are now available! Give the best gift to your family and friends this holidays.

Acrylic painting class - Rena

Art Coaching

Acrylic painting class - Rena

Would you like to become an artist and don't know where to start? Do you want to take your artwork to the next level? Would you like to know how to write an art statement, improve your portfolio or just create more art or come up with more art ideas? Create a plan that will help you achieve you artistic goals? Private art sessions available. Take your art to the next level!!!

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Vanessa's Latest Artwork

This is Vanessa Montenegro latest artwork. Includes photography, drawings and sketches.

Pastels By Vanessa Montenegrorunning shows painting pastel drawing figure drawing south florida 5am portrait painting portrait drawing flower photopaintingpastel drawing swimmer's paintingsunrise calgary prismacolor_drawing

Vanessa Montenegro Rhino drawing

 

 

 

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Order Your Portraits

Order Your Portrait

Portraits are the best Father's Day gift since they capture the moment of a person's life. They remind dad of their love ones and they keep their memories intact. Share the joy of your love by giving them a hand drawn or painted portrait. They will love it and you will always be remembered for that gift. Yes, a gift that last!

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Lastest Public Art

City of Safety Harbor by artist Vanessa Montenegro The Clearwater's Dolphins exhibit runs Aug. 6 - Sept. 4, 2012 at Pier 60 Park, Clearwater

 

Name: Reinassance Octopus
Location: Safety Harbor Marina, Florida
Artists: Vanessa Montenegro
Sponsor: North Pinellas Cultural Alliance

Click here to see more of my public art in Tampa.

Buy Originals or Prints of some of Vanessa's Work

You can buy Original Plein Air art work at my etsy store.

vanessamontenegro.etsy.com

Original artwork by Vanessa Montenegro

You can buy prints at my fineartamerica.com store

Sell Art Online

Sell Art Online

Lets Make A Difference!

Together lets make a difference. Every time you buy a piece of artwork from me or take one of my art class, I donate 10% of the profits to one of the following organizations:

- Friends of the Joshua House Foundation
- Human Society of Tampa http://humanesocietytampa.org/
- Doctors with out Borders http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
- Nature Conservancy http://www.nature.org

Thank you,

Vanessa Montenegro

All images copyright © 2008 - 2017 Vanessa Montenegro. All Rights Reserved. Absolutely no unauthorized use of any art images contained within this site or linked to this site to without written permission from the artist, Vanessa Montenegro. Unauthorized use includes reposting of images, reproducing images in any form or modifying images for either personal or commercial use.