Workshops & Classes

Students painting outside the Ghost Ranch chapel, June 2017

Louise Minks 2017 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

“Painting with Pizzazz in New Mexico! ”
June 4th - 9th

A plein air painting workshop at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM. Oils & acrylics Tuition, housing & meals: $1110-$1440, various lodging options. Camping available, meals extra.

The Ranch is located in the heart of famous dramatic formations and the first western home of Georgia O’Keefe. Extensive daily outdoor painting. I specialize in acrylics if you want to try this flexible medium. Painting sites include adobe architecture, colorful cliffs, desert vegetation, ranch buildings, mountain and river views. No beginners, sorry. Bring all painting supplies (list provided.) I have painted annually in this area since 1997 and feel it is my second home. Come join me! You’ll fall in love with northern New Mexico! Minimum needed: 7 students.

To Register: Call the Ghost Ranch at 877-804- 4678 or 505-685- 4333 or online: Register Class #G17A623.
Additional Info: Please notify Louise once registered. Email

Four Pizzazz Opportunities at Warwick!
“Painting with Pizzazz in the Lower Catskills!”

May 1-5 (arrive Apr 30); July 9-14; Sept. 24-29; Oct. 22-27

Oils & Acrylics an indoor painting workshop with outdoor painting opportunities, The Warwick Center, Warwick, NY. Tuition, housing & all meals 2017: $710 Single Room / $585 Double Room (less for Oct. 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 October 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 May, July, Sept. workshops: Call Road Scholar (no age limit) toll free (877) 426-8056 or register on line at
To register for Oct. 22-27 workshop: Questions about any workshops and to register for Leisure Services, call Arlene at The Warwick Center: 845-986- 1164; or email the Warkick Center email

August" 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.