Private Art Lessons and Group Art Classes

Art Lessons Tampa

Would you like to learn how to draw or paint? Would you like improve your drawing and painting skills? Would you like to learn about line, depth of field, perspective, form, light and shadows, How about color theory? Maybe take your art to the next level?

I teach students of all ages (kids, teens 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 art classes are varied to include teaching still-life, the figure, landscape, portraiture, cartooning, animation, clay sculpture and more. All art lessons are designed around the student interests. Students learn at their own pace.

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.

This high quality fine art program offers art instruction that goes far beyond cut and paste, and arts & crafts. It offers art students basic understanding of how to draw and paint and teaches them how to see in a new way.

Learn skills and techniques and also learn to break the rules about drawing and painting and create your own style.

For more information about classes, email me to info@vanessamontenegro.com

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

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Group Art Classes

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Group Art Lessons!!!

Kids and Teens Group Art classes

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Summer Regular Classes

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!!!

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Drawing, Sketching and Painting for Kids and Teens 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: 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. (ages 7 and 10) See student artwork!!!

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 11 and up) (Maximum 7 students) See student artwork!!!

Saturday Afternoon Art Class For Kids: Drawing, Painting, Illustration and more. Saturdays from 3:00 to 4:30pm. (age 8 and up) (Maxim 6 students) See student artwork!!!

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

Summer Camps Available!

Register soon. Space is limited to 7 students per class. Click here to see art summer camps.

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Adult Group Art classes

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Drawing and Painting Art Clas: 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 Clas: 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!!!

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.

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

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Gift Certificates Available

Gift Certificates are now available! Take advantage of the holidays packages and give the best gift to your family and friends this holidays.

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Learn to draw and paint....
Art Coaching

painting art classesWould 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 coaching sessions available. Take your art to the next level!!!

For more information email: info@vanessamontenegro.com

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What are students saying?

Ms. Vanessa has helped me grow artistically and mentally the past four and a half years. Before coming to her classes, I had no idea what it meant to blend colors or use color theory in my paintings. Ms. Vanessa has taught me what it means to truly love what I do and find what my passion is in the art world. She encourages me in my aspirations to paint bigger than life and imagine what I could never have imagined before. I am not just another number in her studio, Ms. Vanessa cares about each student in all of her classes. I am so lucky to be mentored by Ms. Vanessa and I can’t wait for many years to come with her as my teacher and my friend!
Thank you Ms. Vanessa!

Talia S.
Tampa, FL

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One year ago, I decided to try my hand at watercolor and began attending classes at Vanessa's Art Studio. Although I consider myself creative and have enjoyed crafts and textile/weavings, I have zero experience with art, painting, and sketching, and had no idea what to expect.
Vanessa has guided me through the very basics, adding skills as I have developed, and always, always providing encouragement and inspiration. I'm so thankful I found Vanessa's Studio. The atmosphere is fun, positive and relaxing. Thank you, Vanessa. You are an amazing artist and instructor!

Peggy Ann S.
Tampa ,FL

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I have been taking art classes with Ms. Vanessa for about two years now. When I started, I believed was a good artist, but once I started art class, I majorly improved. I am now a better artist, and I have learned skills to improve further. Mrs.Vanessa is an amazing art teacher. She has taught me different art styles, methods, and techniques. I now draw almost every single day. Looking back at old drawings, I can see a vast improvement. Without Ms. Vanessa's instruction, I would not have been pushed to the next level. This year, I won a first place ribbon at the State Fair in the 11-14 age group and was recognized at the Pasco county library's annual art contest.

Thank you, Ms. Vanessa!
Isabella
Tampa, FL

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Dear Ms. Vanessa,

MeiMei showed us the engrave lion she drew at your studio. It is very impressive and we are all amazed by the detail. I posted it on my social network site, got ton of praise. MeiMei is very happy with it and feel encouraged.

I would like to share this with you and THANK you for all you have done to her art learning experience. You open a door to her imagination.

Thanks and have a great day !
Pei
Tampa FL

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"I have been taking art classes every week with Vanessa; as a result, I have developed my creative skills and foundational principles of drawing and painting. Vanessa’s teaching techniques allowed me to create and learn in a fun and engaging environment that promote creativity, and encourages growing independence.

One of the Vanessa’s greatest strengths as an art teacher is meeting my unique needs by developing a personal understanding of my skills and abilities and tailoring lesson plans to accommodate my interests. She also offers one on one support to ensure that I am able to grasp the learning materials and enhance my personal skills."

Claudia G., Tampa FL

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"Drawing is something completely outside my comfort zone and to challenge myself, I decided to take drawing classes with Vanessa. Over 8 or 10 weeks, Vanessa has taught me to draw. Quite amazing really, I did not anticipate she would actually be able to teach me to draw. Vanessa is vivacious, has wonderful ideas to teach you drawing, but be forewarned, she is a task mistress. You won't get off not doing work during the class. On the other hand, you are going to come away, having learnt to handle a pencil and produce drawings."

Mohan., Tampa FL

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"Dear Vanessa:

I can't express all that you mean to me. You have helped me to find another facet of myself, give me guideness toward my future and ability to be an artist. When I just first came to you, I was looking for a distraction from my problems and you took me way beyond that. A dream of becoming an artists has come true! Your advice, knowledge and caring mindset are things I have come to appreciate and truly care about. Thank you for opening your home to me. Your home with the light sent of incense has come to be my calming place. A million times. Thank you."

Virginia, Tampa FL

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linitaVanessa Montenegro is an outstanding teacher she has exceeded all my expectations. She gives "handson" help when needed. Her instructions are clear and easy to understand. I have surprised myself by creating beautiful drawings while under her direction. To sit down in front of a blank piece of paper or canvas and have the images come to life is amazing to me. I can hear Vanessa reminding me to overcome the flatness of the image so that it will "POP", and after following her direction as promised the image comes to life. She makes it so easy, and the end result is a small master piece. Vanessa is supportive and encouraging, she never has a negative comment for mistakes I make; but instead shows me how to turn the mistake into something of beauty.

Vanessa thank you for being my Teacher my Mentor my Friend.

Linita Calvacca, Tampa, FL
http://linita.fineartstudioonline.com/

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Rena's artworkTaking lessons from Vanessa is one of best decisions I could have made for my painting. Not only is she an accomplished artist but a great teacher too. She challenged me and my skills while building my confidence. My lessons were taught based on my personal goals which Vanessa then helped me accomplish. I now sell my art at multiple locations while I continue to pursue a career as an artist.


Rena, San Francisco, CA
http://www.renagrowsart.com/

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Painting lesson: Acrylic PaintingI feel so blessed to have found Vanessa Montenegro’s art classes. I’ve always wanted to learn about different art mediums and improve my art skills and Vanessa is the perfect person to guide anyone at any level. She is such a talented artist and has helped me over the past two years in my quest to become a better painter. Her keen eye and gentle yet encouraging manner create an atmosphere in which wonderful things happen in her classes. She is a very positive teacher and has been able to bring out skills and abilities in me that I didn’t even know I had. I would encourage anyone who wants to improve their art skills to take a class from Vanessa. She is quite simply the very, very best!

~Laney Stonesifer
Tampa FL

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