Suzanne Brooker Teaching Artist


Ongoing Classes at the Studio
605 Lake Washington Blvd. East/98112

• Landscape Oil Painting Workshop

Learn to understand the patterns of Nature through landscape painting while building your technical skills in rendering sky, terrain, trees and water through essential brush work. An emphasis on compositional design and dimensional space expands your potentials in creative expression. Exercises in color mixing help you generate both organic, natural color to invented palette strategies.

Saturday morning sessions, 10am-1pm $75

Essential Drawing Techniques

Build your drawing skills as you explore rendering forms from nature and simple still life compositions. Practice basic drawing techniques in shading, gestural line and texture as you refine your perceptions in direct observation.  

Thursday morning sessions 10am-1pm $75

Landscape Drawing •

Continue to grow your skills in landscape drawing as we take on the challenges of rendering the elements of the natural world from clouds to water. Learn how to translate and compose from your photographs using various dry-to-wet media.

Tuesday morning sessions 10am-1pm,

Independent Study

Students work on independent projects with one-on-one instruction towards problem solving brush handling, color palettes, balancing values, and composition. Customize your learning intensity: once a week, alternating weeks, monthly.

By appointment $75 per 3 hour session

• Drawing from the Model•

Draw or paint from the model in a long-pose over 4 weeks, beginning January 4th 2018. A reserved easel limited to 4 artists. $125 paid in advance.

4 Thursday Evenings 6:30-9:30 pm $125

Questions? Email me

Sky, Sea, Shores and More!

Landscape Oil Painting Workshop
Chuttyhunk Island Artists’ Residency
Dates: June 12 - 19th, 2019

Applications Are Now Open/Deadline: February 1

This seven-day workshop is designed to merge studio skills and practices with the excitement of painting outdoors. The unique coastal terrain of Cuttyhunk Island is an ideal setting for exploring the patterns of nature through landscape painting. You will learn strategies  for designing strong compositions, color mixing using a limited palette on toned grounds, and how to effectively use brush strokes in fast direct painting. At each site, the class will focus on painting challenges ranging from land contours in coastal scenes to rendering texture. Painting sessions will begin with mini lectures and demonstrations, and a show n’ tell held at the end of the day. This workshop is open to oil painters of all levels.

In addition to group workshops each day, artists will have time to work on their own. We set up temporary work spaces on our large wraparound, covered porch overlooking Vineyard Sound. There will be time to wander, think, and sketch. The beautiful nature trails and quiet beaches offer a sense of escape from our busy lives. In the evenings you will have time to enjoy unique island activities such as live musical performances, sunset golf cart cruises, stargazing, and bonfires on the beach.