Adult Weekly Classes


Weekly Classes with Fran Sutherland

Fran Sutherland, a native New Yorker, is a classical trained painter and educator who developed an art curriculum that coordinated with global students. She has taught watercolor, acrylic, oils, mixed media, in addition to photography, silk screening, and encaustics. Fran’s creative paintings synthesize both Eastern and Western formats in multi-media works. Her teaching objective is to show how the chosen media and techniques express personal ideas.

An award-winning artist and teacher, Fran Sutherland earned her BS and MS degrees at the State University of New York at New Paltz, NY. She is a member of the Arts Society of Kingston (ASK) Kingston, NY, Woodstock Art Association and Museum (WAAM), Woodstock, NY, Tubac Center of the Arts, and the Santa Rita Art League (SRAL), Green Valley, AZ. View works by Fran at

Studio Sessions

As a lifelong teacher who has worked in all media, Fran enjoys facilitating people’s artistic journey, whether they are a relatively new painter or one who wishes to evolve. In this series of sessions participants work on their specific objectives while sharing the creative process with others. Emphasizing how different substrates respond to the media and contribute to the message of the artwork will also be explored as each student works.

The first hour and half, Fran will consult both with the group to develop individual objectives as well as give guidance. The second half of each session will consist of a group discussion and critique of the artwork.

Dates: Every Wednesday, November 8 – December 13, 2023; February 7 – April 24, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Harry and Ann Paxton Gallery at CPAC

Fee Per Session: $30

Supplies List:Students to bring images, ideas, past and present work, as well as all your painting materials for the medium of your choice.

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