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Painting Classes

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.
— Kurt Vonnegut

Weekend Painting Classes

Classes lead by artist, Sharon Prophet. The cost is $75 per class and all the supplies are included. In September of 2018, Brambles closed it’s storefront and classes now take place at a nearby art studio:

Shifting Tides Art Studio
408 Mill Street, Occoquan, Virginia 22125

Classes are 2 hours and you will leave with a finished original acrylic painting on canvas. Classes are held most Saturdays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Class sizes are small (6-8 people), so you will have personal attention from Sharon throughout the class. We recommended you bring an apron or smock to protect your clothes. You are also welcome to bring beverages of your choice and your favorite snacks. It is a fun time and a great way to get in touch with your creativity or discover a hidden talent!

How to sign up

If you would like to sign up for a class, please  email for the current schedule. Some of the classes fill up very quickly. If there is a class you would like to take, it is a good idea to sign up early. We also offer gift certificates.

Private Classes

We also offer private group classes. If you have a group of friends, co-workers or family,  you can book a private group class. You get to choose what you want to paint from the photos on our website. For a weekday class during the day I will teach a class for 3 or more people. If you would like to schedule an evening or weekend class, I like to have at least 6 people. I can seat up to 12 people. To schedule a private group class just email me or call 703-492-0401.

Painting Class Gallery

Classes are available for these paintings