My teaching experience includes teaching in the public school system since 2003 (I am licensed in the state of Virginia to teach art Pre K- 12) privately, through The Market Gallery, LLC in Roanoke, VA., The Studio School in Roanoke, VA. (at Towers Mall), The Art Box, Lynchburg, VA., and 310 Art Gallery at the Rivers Edge Art Complex in Asheville, NC. I am available to travel and I offer a full range of private lessons for adults and children.
Email me for more info! I am here to help you reach your creative goals!
Early FALL 2021 (Please email me with interest.)
I am offering a variety of online and virtual classes to assist you in your creative process and the ability to stay creative and safe as we return to in-person learning.
Please email me for interest and more descriptions.
These classes will be:
Cold wax and Oil
Printmaking without a Press
Mixed Media and Collage (WabiSabi)
Art Critiques and Individual One on One Studies
Experimental Drawing and Painting
Location: The Studio School, Roanoke, VA
Teen and Adult Classes Offered
Upper Level Towers Mall
Children’s Exploration in Studio Art! Messy Mixed Media!
Gina Louthian-Stanley (ages 10 and up)
4 classes Saturdays October 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10:00 AM-11:30 am
$180.00 (price includes instruction and supplies)
Different methods and materials will be taught each week in projects that encourage children to express themselves, to make independent choices and evaluations of their work, to develop fine motor skills in age-appropriate ways, and to approach their art-making with a sense of fun and appreciation of art.
Each session of Messy Mixed Media is different, but frequent activities will include working from still life, photographs, images from art history and/or independent themes and ideas, students will be introduced to specific drawing and painting fundamentals and techniques.
These include line drawing, value, shape, pattern, texture, shading, highlighting, color perspective and collage. While experimenting with an exciting variety of artist’s tools, media and techniques, students will learn to explore and trust their creative instincts. Email Gina with questions.
Cold Wax Alchemy and Open Studio Workshop–with Gina Louthian-Stanley
Explore the endless possibilities of painting with cold wax and oil! Take an intuitive approach into the many uses of luminous cold wax with oil paint, pastel, mark-making tools, brushes, scrapers and more. Composition, color and contrast will be addressed, along with an exploration of visual elements such as line, shape, pattern, texture, form and depth. We will create original pieces and explore effects possible with the oil and cold wax medium by using it as a surface treatment to create completed paintings, collages (including copied photos), and incorporate mixed media by adding oil and cold wax with various ‘found’ tools. All skill levels would benefit from this class, especially beginners. For previous cold wax participants, Gina will offer critiques, and be there to assist in developing your visual journey. *Bring your oil paints, Arches oil paper, Multimedia board, or recommended 8” x 8” birch boards, gesso boards, or clayboard panels, an old used gift card, palette paper, wax paper, Wet Ones, and a 12” palette knife or icing spreader. Gina will bring tools to share and furnish one 4 oz.jar of cold wax.There is a materials list with other items that will enhance your experience. Lunch breaks included. (Needs 4 to make)
2 days: July 24th and July 25th 2021 At the Studio School, Roanoke, VA. 10:00 a.m.–3:30 PM p.m.
Printmaking Lino-Cut (Part 1)
2 Classes, Mondays, September 27 and October 4, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM $130.00 (all materials included)
Using relief printing techniques, learn how to create a linocut relief print by creating an initial drawing (or bring a high contrast image 4” x 6”), transferring the image, and carving it onto a linoleum block to be printed. Relief printing is the process of carving away material on a flat surface. The remaining surface is then “rolled” with ink and pressed onto paper to make a final print. Students will get two blocks to carve for creating their own hand carved linocut relief print, 10 sheets of printing paper, two blank greeting cards with envelopes, classroom use of inks and use of tools. (*More paper and lino blocks available for purchase. (Part 2 will be in the Winter Session, featuring Geli-plate Printing) Must have 4 for the class to make. Email Gina with questions
To Market To Market- Promotional Strategies for Artists
1 class, November 13th. 10 AM – 3:30 PM $80.00 Saturday
Ever wonder how to write the best Artists Statement? How to get the best images to send for Jurying? Set goals in the studio and for shows? Time management? Organize?
This class will dive into these and other business aspects of art to offer ways of marketing your own art. Please bring a notebook and pen. Gina will provide her personal © worksheets in
a folio for you to keep for personal use only. There will be a lunch break. Email Gina with questions
Location: 310 Art Gallery, Asheville, N.C.
Encaustic Pendants (Will Be Be Rescheduled March 2022) 10-4 pm
No experience needed.
Fee includes all wax, solder, soldering irons and soldering setups, one chain included, and other items needed!
Participants will create up to four soldered pendants, with the largest being 1” wide and up to 3” long. We will use wax, metal and small inclusions. For a more personal pendant, you may wish to bring such items as dried flowers, small inspirational words, bits of collage/decorative papers, lace, beads, or small flat charms. If you would like, you can enhance small 1” x 1 ½” to 1” x 3” images from your color or B&W laser printer by placing them in with the wax. Learn fantastic skills and have fun in this exciting new class at 310 ART. (Extra materials will be available for purchase should you wish to create more.) Be sure to bring a drink and lunch!
Wabi-Sabi Mixed Media
And others, to be determined.
AT The Art Box, in Lynchburg
Coming Soon: Contact Gina for more info! Wabi Sabi 4 Encaustic Encaustic Emersion for ALL Levels (These new to the medium are welcome as Gina will cover the basics.)
Reviews and Comments:
"Gina is one of the shing star instructors from which I have had the pleasure of gleaning a lot of information in a fairly short block of time. Her demeanor is exciting, cheerful, and filled with human kindness. She is among one of the most creative artists I know and always going in a new direction. I wish Gina all the success she deserves." Beverly White. Salem, VA
"Gina's classes are packed full of demo's, discussion, hands on technique,and plenty of supplies to use at your leisure.
With most all of the supplies included I didn't mind venturing into a new media without spending extra for supplies. The end result, I am hooked and have meet yet another amazing instructor. When's the next class?" Penny S., VA.
"Oh, what FUN! I learned so much in Gina's class on Cold Wax. She is very knowledgable and makes learning a pleasure. Can't wait to take another workshop with her." Barbara Norman Lashley
"I've travelled far to take classes, and I have to say Gina is a jewel of an instructor right here in the Roanoke Valley. I'm very excited to get this instruction right here at home!" G. C.
"I can not tell you how much I learned! Gina is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions and inspired me so much!" S.R.
"Thank you for helping me develop my vision in printmaking!" A.S.
"I walked away from your class with work I enjoyed creating, and will hang it in my home. I also love your teaching style." P.T.
"You have encouraged me to step outside the box by presenting options on how to move forward, thank you!" A.D.
"I could watch your demos all day! I have learned so much!" S.M.
"I really appreciated the fact that you met me on my level of awareness and that you took the time to connect to each participant. Thank you!" T.P.
If you desire group or private lessons, I can schedule a class at my home studio or your location.
Hourly/Daily rates will be quoted upon inquiry.
Please contact me by email in regards to private lessons, workshops and classes. I teach a variety of classes and workshops in my studio, at the Studio School in Roanoke, VA, 310 Art Gallery in Asheville, N.C. or location of your choice.