Suzanne Brooker
Teaching Artist


Ongoing Classes at the Studio
605 Lake Washington Blvd. East/98112

• Landscape Oil Painting Workshop

Learn to understand the patterns of Nature through landscape painting while building your technical skills in rendering sky, terrain, trees and water through essential brush work. An emphasis on compositional design and dimensional space expands your potentials in creative expression. Exercises in color mixing help you generate both organic, natural color to invented palette strategies.

Saturday morning sessions, 10am-1pm $75

Essential Drawing Techniques

Build your drawing skills as you explore rendering forms from nature and simple still life compositions. Practice basic drawing techniques in shading, gestural line and texture as you refine your perceptions in direct observation.  

Thursday morning sessions 10am-1pm $75

Landscape Drawing •

Continue to grow your skills in landscape drawing as we take on the challenges of rendering the elements of the natural world from clouds to water. Learn how to translate and compose from your photographs using various dry-to-wet media.

Tuesday morning sessions 10am-1pm,

Independent Study

Students work on independent projects with one-on-one instruction towards problem solving brush handling, color palettes, balancing values, and composition. Customize your learning intensity: once a week, alternating weeks, monthly.

By appointment $75 per 3 hour session

• Drawing from the Model•

Draw or paint from the model in a long-pose over 4 weeks, beginning January 4th 2018. A reserved easel limited to 4 artists. $125 paid in advance.

4 Thursday Evenings 6:30-9:30 pm $125

Questions? Email me

Chuttyhunk Island Art Residency June 2019

What a pleasure to work with this group of talented artists! Our week together included mini-lectures on color mixing, brush handling and strategies for planning/composing an image. On sunny and not so sunny days we painted outdoors in plein-air working with the challenges of changing light, windy hill tops and painting quickly. Our fearless chiefs created marvelous meals that kept us happy and healthy. We were also delightfully entertained by two musical nights after dinner, a sharp game of cards, and the appearance of the Strawberry moon. Between Tamalin’s organizational skills and the charm of Avalon Inn, we were well cared for and made new friends.