Dear Students and Parents,
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer break and is looking forward to taking art classes again with in-studio group classes or private lessons.

Drawing and painting is wonderful for the mind. Studies show it has the same benefits as meditation, helps you focus, and even helps to build new connections in the brain!

  • This is a reminder to those who have registered for fall art classes to let you know that classes resume on Tuesday, Sept. 7th.
  • For anyone wanting to take classes this fall, please register early. I am only accepting 8 students per class. Some of the classes are almost at the maximum amount.
  • Check out the schedule and register for classes at or contact me by email at

Gerry Rasmussen’s cartooning classes will be on Mondays and Thursdays. The first Thursday class will be on Sept. 9 and the first Monday class will be on Sept. 13.

The students will continue to be required to wear masks and use hand sanitizer before entering the studio. High traffic areas will be sanitized regularly after each class.

If you have any questions you can also call the school at 780-460-1677 and leave a message and I will get back to you or email me at

Happy Painting,
Dixie Orriss