Workshops & Classes

Students painting outside the Ghost Ranch chapel, June 2017

Louise Minks 2018 Color Connection Workshops

These intensive experiences immerse you in art work, remove you from ordinary distractions and move you forward in a way that single classes once a week can’t provide. Questions? contact: 413-367-2800 or Email Louise. Register with the sponsoring art center and please notify me that you have registered.

Winter Painting Classes - 1PM to 4PM

Oils & acrylics. Fridays & Saturdays in January/February At my studio at Leverett Crafts & Arts in Leverett Center. $25/class, attend as you are able. Minimum of 3, maximum of 8 per class. Ground floor, easy parking. Email Louise to register

April 29th - May 4th; Aug. 26th - 31st & Nov. 11th - 16th

“Painting with Pizzazz in the Lower Catskills!” Oils & Acrylics a Road Scholar indoor painting workshop with outdoor painting opportunities, The Warwick Center, Warwick, NY. Tuition, housing & all meals (2017: $565/dbl, $665 sgl.) (less for Nov. Leisure Services program)

Challenge yourself to paint more boldly and fearlessly! The emphasis will be on developing good composition, creating clean color and learning about light and perspective. Painting demonstrations and personal critiques will move you along quickly. Since I specialize in acrylics, you may want to try this excellent and forgiving medium. All levels of experience welcome. (NOTE: The November Leisure Services class will be a Master Class open only to students who have worked with me at least once.) Located just south of the Catskills in New York state, the beautiful hillside location has lovely comfortable rooms with private baths and excellent food at the historic Warwick Center – you will want to return!

To Register: for the April 29th - May 4th and Aug. 26th - 31st, call Road Scholar (no age limit) toll free (877) 426-8056 or register on line at To Register: for Nov. 11-16 Master Class sponsored by Warwick Leisure Services, call Arlene at The Warwick Center: 845-986-1164; or email

Summer: Plein Air Painting in the Pioneer Valley

Dates TBS - Contact Louise

Other Classes – Contact Louise


Are available upon request, Lessons are indoors at my studio near my home, Leverett Crafts & Arts, and outdoors, on site. Check for occasional special weekend workshops. Email Me or call at: 413-367-2800 to reserve space.