Pygmalion School of Fine Art

Pygmalion School of Fine Art has been operating since 1992 under the tutelage of owner, Dixie R. Orriss. The school offers quality instruction which has a large emphasis on technique, individual guidance, a small class size, in a large studio setting. Pygmalion has an excellent reputation as a competent and innovative school. Students study theory and fundamentals relating to visual art and are able to develop methods and techniques used for drawing, painting, and sculpture mediums. The progressive approach to teaching art gives the students the opportunity to grow as artists beyond the amateur level and to create their own method of expression.

The school operates from September to June with two semesters from Sept. – Jan. and Feb. – June.  Summer classes / camps are offered in July and August.

Students can work in a Progressive Development Program or pick a Medium of Choice from pastel, pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, colored pencil, watercolor, oil, acrylic, clay sculpture and mixed media. All students can learn how to draw and paint as long as they have an interest and the desire to create!  The instructor works one on one with each student, allowing them to work at their own pace and level. The classes are small, which enables the instructor to provide plenty of help for each student. In addition to the visual art classes, Pygmalion offers cartooning classes by a well known local cartoonist and illustrator, Gerry Rasmussen.

An annual student exhibition will takes place in June. Students exhibit their best artwork. The show is not juried and all the students who have never shown their work may use this as a stepping stone for future exhibitions. Check out the Student Art to see some of the work of Pygmalion’s gifted students.

Any digital images of original artwork by D. Orriss are the property of Pygmalion School of Fine Art. Any duplication or use of the images without permission constitutes copyright infringement.