Classes, Workshops & Demos

Forstall Art offers a wide variety of Classes, Workshops, and Demos in a wide range of mediums. We offer something for everyone from beginner to advanced. Our classes are mainly oil painting, acrylic painting and drawing. Our workshops range from watercolor, oil painting, acrylic painting, encaustics, charcoal, markers, book arts, printmaking, figure drawing, plein air, fabric arts and more.

Our weekly classes feature Amy Peterson, Terry Strickland, Diane Hathcock, Madison Faile, and William Canty. You may register online or call 205-870-0480. To register for Terry Strickland's class please contact her directly at To register for Diane Hathcock's class please contact her directly at To register for William Canty's class please contact him directly at

If a class/workshop is full, please call us at 205-870-0480 to be added to a waiting list.

Figure Drawing at Forstall Art

Back by popular demand, we’re hosting a figure drawing group the first Tuesday of the month, 5:15 PM to 7:15 PM. This is a non-instructional group. We organize the model, time the poses, and assist with set up and clean-up of the classroom. $15 per person. 8 minium - 15 maxium people accepted. Models are paid $50 for 2 hour session. Begin with very short poses suitable for gesture drawing and build up to two longer half-hour poses. Model is NUDE. 18+ only. Drawing and painting are acceptable, NO PHOTOS. Cash preferred, Venmo, CashApp, PayPal accepted, NO CREDIT or DEBIT CARDS!

Dates for 2024: Tuesday, February 6 ... Tuesday, March 5 ... Tuesday, April 2 ... Tuesday, May 7 ... Tuesday, June 4 ... Tuesday, July 9 ... Tuesday, August 6 ... Tuesday, September 3 ... Tuesday, October 1 ... Tuesday, November 5 ... Tuesday, December 3

Class Attendance Policy - All students must pay the full amount for the class at the beginning of the month before going upstairs to the classroom. The payment is for four (4) consecutive classes. Classes may not be carried over to the next month. If you know that you will not be able to attend a class beforehand, talk to your teacher about scheduling a make-up session. Please be mindful that your class fee pays the teacher, who is here teaching, whether you are present or not. Please consider the purchasing of a class as the same thing as purchasing a ticket to a theater performance, a music recital, or a similar event.

Workshop Cancellation Policy - You have up until 14 days prior to the workshop for a refund of 50% of the cost of the event. If you cancel within 14 days, no refund will be provided.

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