Kay Witherspoon


Art Classes

Art instruction serving Denver, Littleton, Lone Tree, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, and Parker, Colorado

Witherspoon Fine Art

Witherspoon Fine Art was founded in 1998 in Littleton, CO. In 2004, it relocated to Douglas county, Colorado, 1 block north from the new CU South Campus. Kay’s fully owned 1800 sq. ft. townhouse studio/gallery was specifically purchased new for use her private art studio. Witherspoon, the instructor, is a retired high school art instructor with an MA in education; has been teaching classes and working as a professional artist since 1997; is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists (SAA) and the American Academy of Equine Art (AAEA), as well as a member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) and Oil Painters of America (OPA); (see ARTIST). Kay uses a mentor /semi-private instruction style that meets each student where they are while still utilizing formal instruction techniques.

Her classes are for students of all levels who want to focus on practicing the basic art principles of composition, design, color, perspective, mood, techniques, etc. Animal subjects and landscapes are the specialized focus. However, students are encouraged to work on subject matter of their choice (subject to a review with the instructor) as they are more likely to be emotionally excited about it and to do well with it. Kay uses demonstrations personalized to the individual student, coupled with describing the pigments used and descriptions of the art principles employed that help create the desired effects.

The Witherspoon Fine Art Studio classroom is located in the converted two-car garage furnished with superb lighting, storage cabinets, counter and sink, padded carpeting, painted dry-walls and extra insulation. Students have access to kitchen/dining amenities and restroom. Social gatherings are held in the open living area.

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Reservations: Class size is limited to 7 students. Student reservations are contingent upon receipt of payment in full 1 week prior to the first class. Space is not reserved nor guaranteed without payment received not later than 1 week prior to the next 4-week class segment. Payment by cash, check, PayPal, VISA or MC..

Class cancellations: Classes that are cancelled due to bad weather, the unavailability of the instructor, or unforeseen act of God will be rolled over to the next scheduled class time.

(PLEASE DO NOT BRING TURPENTINE! Odorless, less toxic solvent is provided for the student’s silicoil brush cleaning tank. It is recommended that student’s leave this in your taboret drawer and keeping a separate one at home for painting at home. The lids leak and disasters can occur in transit and cause damage or you may forget to bring it with you to the next class. PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON YOUR TANK AND YOUR PALETTE.)

The annual material fee of $25.00 covers the: use of furniture and equipment; taboret, chair and easel; odorless paint solvents, specialized soap and brush cleaners, instructional hand outs, paper towels, brush or pigment samples, heat/air conditioning, lights, repairs and maintenance issues, electricity, and specialized lighting.


Kay Witherspoon Fine Art

“A warm welcome
to new students!

I and our continuing students strive to create a relaxed, enjoyably creative, challenging and fulfilling learning environment.”

~ Kay Witherspoon

Instruction ~ Studio ~ Gallery

9760 Mayfair Street, Studio B
Englewood, CO 80112


Wednesday Evenings ~ 6pm – 9pm
Thursday Mornings ~ 9:30 – 12:30

* Doors open 15 minutes prior to class for set-up.
* Classes are on-going allowing new students to sign up at any time and as space allows.


$110.00 for 4 consecutive weeks
$25.00 one time fee to cover the cost of studio supplied brush cleaners

* Students are responsible for missed classes
* Kitchen privileges include coffee, teas, and various treats greeting you when you arrive.


Hi Kay,
Wonderful day today! I had my Buffalo displayed at my desk at work. A girl walked by today and asked if she could buy it, she just loved it. She asked how much I wanted and I said … ~ Deena B.

I wanted to thank you for everything that you have done and do for me. Without you..my monkey and my snow leopard paintings would not have turned out as amazing as they did. You are an amazing person and an amazing teacher! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ~ Amy I.

Dear Kay,
Although I have had the desire to paint most of my life, it wasn’t until I attended your classes that I was able to complete a painting as I envisioned it should be.  You helped me to understand composition, values, and the subtleties of color mixing.  As one of your students, I gained the confidence that I had previously lacked.  I probably learned more about painting in my first year with you than all my years of taking art classes and studying with other artists.

What I found to be the most valuable about your classes was learning how to get the colors right.  More than capturing form, you taught me to combine colors that brought my paintings to life.  You helped me to understand the use of warm and cool colors, about reflective light, and how to achieve softly-diffused edges to create distance.  You teach techniques that normally take an artist a lifetime to master. ~ Tee M.

I can’t tell you how much we (Nik and I)  enjoy your class, the comradery, the comfort that we feel.  Nikki and I go out of our way to make sure we don’t miss a class.  It is not just the painting but the friendship and kindness that just oozes from everyone!  It is such a nurturing experience!!!! ~ Debbie G.


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

(303) 588 0581


I look forward to hearing from you.


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

I look forward to hearing from you.


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