Classes & Workshops

Free Collage Class

Winters can be long, right? So let's do something fun!

Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.” 
― Janice Trachtman

Let's create affirmation cards to focus on all the positives you desire for this year. We'll start by picking a quality you want to strengthen in your life. Cut and glue text and magazine images onto one or both sides of a 5" x 7" card to portray that quality. Make one card or several and start your own affirmation deck! Learn something new while you explore your own creativity.


What to bring: Some magazines with interesting pictures, junk mail, catalogs and scissors.

Provided:  5x7 in. cards, glues, markets, more magazines, beverages and some snacks.

FOUR CLASS CHOICES: Sunday, February 2 or February 9, 2-4 PM.

Wednesday, February 19 or February 26, 6-8 PM.

Please RSVP! Class size is limited to 6. No art experience necessary. Text 585-704-6419 with your first and last name or email

New for 2020! One Day Workshops Start in February All Supplies Included

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”

~ William Shedd

Engaging the Senses
Saturday, February 29: 10 AM - 4 PM

How do you begin to create an abstract painting? Whether we are new to abstract art or have years of experience, we are all always learning and growing as creatives. Explore color, marks and shapes and discover a rich personal language that is uniquely yours. We will work with mixed media tools and techniques, focusing on infusing these choices with personal meaning.  Demos, writing exercises and group sharing.

Telling Our Stories
Saturday, April 4 : 10 AM - 4 PM

If you were a writer, you could tell your story using words. In painting, there's a wide spectrum of tools and techniques to give your work dynamic energy and personal meaning. Drawing from memory and daily experience, this class will delve into explorations to help you build or expand your abstract visual vocabulary. Mixed media demos, writing exercises and group sharing.

Layers of Meaning
Saturday, May 9, 10 AM - 4 PM

Adding and subtracting layers can be a complex, satisfying process, one that conceals or reveals fragments of personal meaning. Explore the layering process, which is both additive and subtractive, through applications of colors, collage elements, texts, symbols and marks.  Demos, writing exercise and group sharing.

Classes suitable for all levels; open to adults and teens 15 and up.
All materials provided for each class. Class size limited to 4, with a wait list once filled.
Cost is $175 per class, payable by check, credit card or cash at registration.
Light refreshments provided.
Please wear old clothes and plan to bring a bag lunch. 1/2 hour lunch break.
For questions or to RSVP, call 585-704-6419 or email

Private Painting Lessons: All Levels

I dwell in possibility.” —Emily Dickinson

What would you like to work on in your art? Would you like to build confidence in your design choices and paint more expressively? Perhaps you'd like to expand your color palette, or explore working with new materials, techniques and ways to combine them.


One-to-one mentoring and teaching can help your work and your understanding of your own artistic process grow. We each bring a unique set of experiences and perspectives to art-making. Jeanne's focus on exploration and self-awareness will help nurture your strengths as you develop a deeper understanding of who you are as an artist.


Sessions are available days or evenings. Some materials provided. Each class is one hour. 

$35 class; please contact Jeanne at 585-704-6419 with questions or to set up a class time.

(585) 704-6419

154 Mill Street, 2nd Floor, Canandaigua, NY 14424, USA

©2019 by Jeanne Beck Art Gallery & Studio. All works copyright of the artist.