Adult Art Classes


April 29, 2024

Professional artist/instructor, Kay Witherspoon, teaches adult art classes in Realistic Studio Oil Painting.  These adult art classes promote standards of excellence within a stimulating community of artists from Denver,  Aurora, Littleton, Lone Tree, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, and Parker, Colorado. 

2024 Registration is on-going

Witherspoon Fine Art, Best of 2022, Art Studios, Englewood, Colorado

BEST OF 2022

and 2023

Witherspoon Fine Art
Art Studio
Since 1997

Best of 2023, Witherspoon Fine Art
9760 Mayfair Street, #B, Lone Tree, CO 80112 U.S.A.

“Art is essential for all our spirits”

Kay Witherspoon (Ayers), artist, instructor, and owner of Witherspoon Fine Art

Kay Witherspoon
Artist, Instructor, and Gallery owner of Witherspoon Fine Art

In 2006 I purchased a new, 1864 sq. ft. townhome to primarily serve as my private art studio.   It simultaneously serves as my classroom, gallery, reception and viewing area, as well as providing space for art and frame storage.

I ensure a congenial atmosphere where artists can meet, learn and grow with one another.  I invite you to make an appointment to check us out.


Kay Witherspoon Fine Art



9760 Mayfair St., Studio B
Englewood, CO 80112







“Moose Creek Drifters” (Moose) ©Kay Witherspoon, 12” x 22”, oil on linen, (SOLD) 🏆Award of Excellence by the Society of Animal Artists, canvas giclée prints available

"Blessings" © Kay Witherspoon, 18" x 36", oil on linen (SOLD), Awarded Best in Oils & Acrylics, canvas giclée prints

 “Blessings” (Moose) ©Kay Witherspoon, 12” x 24”, oil on linen covered hardboard, (SOLD) 🏆First Place in oils and acrylics by the Cheyenne Art Museum, canvas giclée prints available

Adult Art Classes

Adult Art Classes are open to adults age 18 and above, with a strong interest in learning how to oil paint in the realistic tradition.  I accept all skill levels subject to an individual orientation meeting.   Classes are for serious studio art students seeking to learn the basic foundations of realistic oil painting.  They are NOT of the “one class”, paint and sip variety, nor are they of the Bob Ross “Painting-in-a-5 hour-day variety.   Witherspoon Fine Art classes, however, focus on enjoyment in the creative process and connection with fellow artists.

Subject Matter

A highly trained and qualified art class instructor, Kay Witherspoon received her BA and MA in education and is a retired high school art teacher.   Witherspoon has been painting professionally and teaching art classes in Metro-Denver since 1997.

While the focus of Kay’s classes is on animals (including wildlife, horses and pets) and scenic landscapes, the student’s subject matter is the choice of the student with a few exceptions.

“It is my belief that when a student is able to identify with their subject personally – and better yet, experientially,” says Kay, “far more enjoyment and success occurs.  Furthermore, in painting, sometimes emotion connects and propels more than craft.  Art is not just what you paint, it is also and more importantly, what you want to communicate.”

🎨 Masks and Vaccines are no longer required.

For the safety and security of art instructor, art students, and visitors, the following changes have been made:

1) two medical and commercial grade Medify Air MA-112 V2.0 purifiers with H13 HEPA Air filters have been added;
3) facilities include touch-free hand sanitizers, soap dispensers, paper hand towels, and waste cans with touch free lids;
4) disinfecting wipes are provided for the safe handling and wiping down of equipment and supplies as individually desired by the student;
5) class size has been restricted to a maximum of eight (8) students per class.

Thank  you  for  your  interest in my studio art classes.

🎨 Currently registering for 2024 classes.

🎨  Cost:  $165.00 – one 3 hour class per week – four classes per month.
🎨  Students are responsible for missed classes.   Please give advance notice to the instructor of known upcoming absences.  You may make up a missed class during any of the other class times as space allowStudents must be registered at the time of their absence and make-up.
NO REFUNDS for missed classes.

$  30.00 Semi-Annual Material Fee charged in January and July
* Fees paid are non-refundable.

🎨  Weekly classes are held four (4) times per month.
🎨  Sign up anytime. 

4 Weekly $165.00
Starting April 29, 2024
and continuing mo. to mo.

4 Weekly $165.00
Starting APRIL 30, 2024
and continuing mo. to mo.

4 Weekly $165.00
Starting May 2, 2024
and continuing mo. to mo.


Classes are open to beginners and intermediate and advanced artists. 

An initial short introductory meeting (30-45 minutes) between Kay and the new student must precede the first class and before any fees are paid.  There is no cost for this meeting.  The prospective student must have had some prior drawing and/or painting experience/interest.  Each applicant is asked to bring samples of their prior work (if any) and samples of what they would like to start painting.  This way Kay can assess how to best help the student in getting started.  The student is encouraged to ask questions and is oriented to the facilities, art supplies, and care of supplies.  Assuming both the student and instructor then wish to proceed, the first month’s class registration fee ($165.00) and semi-annual material fee – $30.00 and charged at time of registration and every January and August thereafter – are then paid.  There are no refunds once the student is enrolled.


Class size is limited to a maximum of eight (8) students.
*Enrollment preference is given to pre-registered, on-going students.  A wait-list is generated when classes are filled.  Students on the wait list are contacted as openings occur.


Payment is due at time of enrollment to reserve the space.  Student’s will be invoiced via Square, may use their own credit cards, Zelle, checks, or cash for payment.  Students who choose to continue on will pay for the next month’s classes during the last class of each month.

Payment also includes acceptance of student’s completed paintings in the student gallery (

🖊Checks,  💵 cash,  Zelle logo.svg Zelle, 
 Visa LogoMastercardVISA/MC  and PayPal accepted



Lessons focus on learning how to create compositions that maximize an emotional connection between you, your art and your viewers.

Art terminology used to describe transparent vs opaque colors, tints vs pure pigments, glazing, scumbling and chiaroscuro will be discussed and demonstrated, for example.  Color mixing studies will periodically be created to help students understand pigments and mixing qualities.  Brush techniques and varieties will be demonstrated.

Students work on their paintings for duration of each class.  They may use their own photographs, web images, images from calendars, yet respect the limitations presented by copyright legislation.  Exceptions are quick demonstrations, descriptive examples of Master’s works, discussions of techniques and/or materials, critiques of students work (with permission). 

Periodically, descriptive lessons will be sent to students via email to be downloaded and stored on individual computers for easy reference.  Demonstrations covering various lessons may occur.  Classes include individualized attention with each student as they work on their paintings.


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Witherspoon Fine Art Adult Art Class

Kay Witherspoon

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Witherspoon Fine Art
9760 Mayfair St., Studio B
Englewood, CO 80112

Kay Witherspoon

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🎨 Classes are open to beginners, intermediate and advanced artists pending a 1-hr orientation meeting with Kay Witherspoon

🎨 No workshops are scheduled at this time. Please use the Comment Form on this page if you wish to be contacted when a workshop schedule is available