No Need to be Nervous!
...if you haven't painted in a long while or ever.
We got your back!
Your instructors are established, professional artists and will show you how to mix colors, control your brush marks and paint confidently on canvas. We want everyone to leave with a great artwork at the end.
All our instructors have years of teaching experience and take great pride in their craft so you can be confident that you will have a successful work of art at the end of class.
Just a heads up about the paint class:
Yes, you can bring your own beverages including beer, wine or whatever. And bring a picnic or snacks if you like. We have lots of lounge places in the gallery to sit and eat at. We have ice, plastic cups, some awesome glassware, bottle openers and beverage napkins.
A few exceptions to the above, is at our classes at Arrowhead Stadium and Wineries and Breweries. These are not byo beverage or snacks sites. Food and drink is available for purchase at these locations. We will always state the policy on that location's page.
All we ask is that you adhere to the Missouri liquor laws and be safe and responsible. Just play it safe and take a cab or designate a driver.
Also an apron for every guest.
Our gallery space is located in the heart of the Crossroads Art District and on warm nights we open up the garage door and enjoy the weather while we paint. We always have grooving eclectic music playing while we work. We take a couple breaks over our time painting so you can get up and move around.
No pressure here, just a laid-back, supportive art studio environment.
Guests are always social and we encourage it. You are guaranteed to make a few new friends if your up for it.
If your looking for other great stuff before/after the paint class, we suggest:
Need some wine or other beverages before coming to our paint class? Just two doors down is KC Wineworks, serving wine made on site. Tell them Art Experience sent you and they will will you 10% off your bottle purchase.
Close by, there is the super classy Cellar Rat at 17th and Baltimore, and a 3 minute walk to a Sinclair gas station with a nice selection of snacks and drinks at 17th and Grand.
Come by early and visit our neighbor, Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates
After class, go one street over and listen to AMAZING FREE local jazz musicians play their heart out and sip on on swanky handmade cocktails at Green Lady Lounge. We all hang out there often.
If you are hungry, walk half a block North on McGee to The Brick. Longtime favorite, we have been eating their seriously foodie food at great prices for so many years, we've lost count. Wednesday burger and drinks specials are our favorite. We have their menus, feel free to order up some take out and pick up your food during class breaks.
Here’s a link to all the restaurants, breweries, distilleries: https://kccrossroads.org/explore/food-drink/ Our personal favorites for local food include:
We are only a couple of blocks from the Power and Light District, and Grinder's. Walk two blocks west and jump on the KC Streetcar. Ride north to River Market and south to Union Station and Crown Center.
About the Owners:
Richard and Michele Fritz are a husband/wife artist duo, working together to provide high quality paint instruction in a fun, laid back studio environment. These two have worked side by side in all kinds of environments for over 20 years, teaching young and old throughout the Greater Kansas City Area.
Richard is a formally trained artist working in the fine art forms of painting, drawing and sculpture. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute.
Michele has a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute where she studied painting, drawing, print and book making. She creates quirky pastel landscape paintings in brilliant blooming color.
Richard and Michele are recipients of the ArtsKC Fund Inspiration Grant Award and a Rocket Grant project awarded by Charlotte Street Foundation and the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art via funding through Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
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Events at the MOD Gallery
Join us First Fridays at the MOD Gallery for music, art and random fun. 5pm-10pm.