meet the instructors

    Elm Street Studio offers a variety of art classes throughout the year for students as young as 5 up to adults. Throughout the year many different instructors hold classes at the studio.

  • Billy Mabrey (affectionatley called "Mr. Billy" by his students) is a fine arts graduate from Southern Methodist University and has been teaching drawing, digital arts, and many other subjects to kids and adults in the Keller area since 2008.
  • Liz Bonham holds BFA degree in painting from Abilene Christian University. She has been a demonstration artist at the Amarillo Art Institute and has taught Advanced Placement Studio Art in Texas for many years.

    note: Winter 2017 classes will end the week of March 6th

Spring 2017 Classes

MONDAYS:

    Basic Drawing - with Mr. Billy

  • Ages 5 to 7
  • 4:30 to 5:30pm
  • Mar 20 - May 22 (10 week session)
  • $150 supplies included. Fee prorated by $12/missed class for late registrants
  • A drawing class geared for younger artists to explore realistic drawing, improve hand-eye coordination, light logic, and coloring techniques through different media like markers, colored pencils, and oil pastel.

    Drawing Fundamentals (Monday) - with Mr. Billy

  • Ages 8 to 12
  • 5:45 to 7:15 pm
  • Mar 20 - May 22 (10 week session)
  • $200 supplies included. Fee prorated by $16/missed class for late registrants
  • A drawing class for kids where we explore a variety of artistic techniques including light logic, color theory, realistic drawing, human proportion, and perspective. We will use markers, color pencil, graphite pencils, and oil pastel to draw animals, people, architecture, and just about anything!

    Plein Air Landscape Painting Morning- with Liz Bonham

  • Ages Teen to Adult
  • 9:30am-11:30am
  • Apr 17 toMay 8 (4 week session)
  • $220, supplies required - see LIST.
  • This course will introduce and develop oil painting skills and will begin with an introduction of materials, color theory, composition and painting from life. This fun session is going to focus on painting landscapes inside and outside as weather permits. Please bring the items on the supply list. This course can be used for continuing education, AP portfolio supplement or just for the fun of learning.

    Plein Air Landscape Painting Evening- with Liz Bonham

  • Ages Teen to Adult
  • 5:30-8:30pm
  • Apr 17 to May 8 (4 week session)
  • $220, supplies required - see LIST.
  • This course will introduce and develop oil painting skills and will begin with an introduction of materials, color theory, composition and painting from life. This fun session is going to focus on painting landscapes inside and outside as weather permits. Please bring the items on the supply list. This course can be used for continuing education, AP portfolio supplement or just for the fun of learning.

TUESDAYS:

    Cartooning - with Mr. Billy

  • Ages 8 to 12
  • 4:15 to 5:45 pm
  • Mar 21 - May 23 (10 week session)
  • $200 supplies included. Fee prorated by $16/missed class for late registrants
  • A drawing class covering the special techniques of drawing cartoon characters. Students will learn to draw well-known characters and learn techniques to develop their own original characters.

    Digital Painting/Animation in Krita- with Mr. Billy

  • Age 10 and up
  • 6 to 8 pm
  • Mar 21 - May 23 (10 week session)
  • $220 supplies needed. Fee prorated by $17/ missed class for late registrants
  • Students will use Krita, a popular free digital painting program, to explore digital painting techniques, pixel art, and 2D animation. Students are required to bring their own laptops to class. A Wacom or Bamboo (or other brand) drawing tablet is also required. Graphics tablets come in a variety of sizes, the larger being more expensive and designed for professionals. Typically the smaller ones range from $30 to $100 in price. This is a great course for older students, teens, even adults looking to expand their traditional drawing skills. You can download Krita free from Krita.org.

WEDNESDAYS:

    Acrylic/Watercolor Painting - with Mr. Billy

  • Age 8 and up
  • 5 to 7pm
  • Mar 22 - May 24 (10 week session)
  • $260 supplies included. Fee prorated by $20/missed class for late registrants
  • Students will explore acrylic and watercolor painting, and can expect to create several paintings over the course. Some paintings will be based on subject matter and styles introduced by Mr. Billy, while other paintings will be independent projects that individual students will decide upon. All materials are provided. Of course, if a student has their own paints and supplies, they can bring them too.

THURSDAYS:

    Drawing Fundamentals (Thursday) - with Mr. Billy

  • Ages 8 to 12
  • 4:15 to 5:45 pm
  • Mar 23 - May 25 (10 week session)
  • $200 supplies included. Fee prorated by $16/missed class for late registrants
  • A drawing class for kids where we explore a variety of artistic techniques including light logic, color theory, realistic drawing, human proportion, and perspective. We will use markers, color pencil, graphite pencils, and oil pastel to draw animals, people, architecture, and just about anything!

    Teen/Adult Drawing - with Mr. Billy

  • Age 12 and up
  • 6 to 8pm
  • Mar 23 - May 25 (10 week session)
  • $250 supplies included. Fee prorated by $20/missed class for late registrants
  • A realistic drawing course for teens and adults of any skill level. We will use marker and color pencil techniques, explore graphite and pen drawing, and explore a variety of subjects each week. Students are encouraged to develop their own ideas related to each project. Emphasis is placed upon building skills of shading, form, perspective, composition, layering, drawing people, and color theory.
Payment Policies: Classes and camps must be paid in full prior to start date in order to save the student's spot. Returned check charge is $35. A sibling discount of 10% off the lowest cost class/camp is applicable only when registering two or more children from the same family and paying for both/all children at the same time.