As an adult, there are many options for lessons, whether private, group or occasional (drop in days) there is something for you!

"Shannon created a class just for my sister, my husband and myself. She teaches us according to our own individual skills and needs. Her instruction is always clear and concise and she allows us to apply what we learn immediately. She gives such positive feedback that it's easy to stay engaged and enthusiastic no matter what level our skills. We also appreciate her attention to detail and her excellent critiques and encouragement. I highly recommend her classes! Adults and children alike will benefit from spending even one hour a week with Shannon!" Pam DeVries


Private Lessons

Shannon offers private classes for adults who would like individual lessons. She will work with you to develop an art curriculum which fits your needs.  Usually, the student has a project they would like to work on and needs guidance, space and time to complete it.  Private lessons cost $45.00 per hour and include supplies in most cases.  Classes are available during the day or in the evening.  We work together to find a time that works for you.  

Group Lessons At Night

Group lessons are available for adults who want to work on art more frequently than once per month. These classes meet Tuesday nights from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. The classes have a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 6 people. The cost is $90.00 per session and includes supplies.


In this 6 week session, students learn a variety of skills needed to draw.  You will utilize contour and cross hatch lines, explore a variety of tools for drawing like graphite pencils and oil pastels, and focus on compositions.

Tuesday: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17


During this session, you will become a master of color. Using acrylic paint, you will create a still life and a landscape.

Tuesday: November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12, 19

PRINTMAKING- During this session, you will explore a variety of printmaking techniques.

Tuesday: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13

CERAMICS/ SCULPTURE- During this session, you will learn a variety of hand building methods used for clay sculpture.

Tuesday: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27

MIXED MEDIA- During this 6-week session, you will explore compositions through a variety of materials.  Develop your own still life, interior space, a jungle scene, and/or portrait.  Oil pastels, watercolors, ink, paper, and fabric are a few of the materials available.

Tuesday: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 18, 15

Group Lessons During the Day

Group lessons are available for adults who want to work on art more frequently than once per month. The night time classes are structured 6 week classes lasting one hour. The day time classes meet every other Tuesday from 11 am - 1 pm.  The two-hour session allows you to focus on a particular project for a longer period of time, the price is $30.00 for two hours. 

Drop in Days at the Allendale Township Library, Roon Room

Drop in Days are classes designed for the older student who wants to explore a variety of art techniques. Perfect for busy adults and teenagers who are unable to commit to an entire session but still want to make art. The drop in session is 2 hours long and costs $30.00. The Roon room, at the Allendale Township Library, will be set up for the given project and Shannon will direct you in creating your own one of a kind piece of art. There is a minimum of 3 people in order for the class to take place. So invite some friends and get making! These classes are offered the Third Thursday of every month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Reserve your spot early as space is limited to 16 people.

SEPTEMBER 21- Creative Contours: Learn the craft behind drawing. We will start with simple contour drawings and move into more complex shapes. This class is fun for anyone who enjoys to draw and wants to get better at drawing realistically. My mantra is look, look, look, draw!  No experience necessary. RSVP by Sept. 19

OCTOBER 19- Mix Master: Using a limited palette, you will learn how to mix your own colors and create a one of a kind abstract painting. No experience necessary. RSVP by Oct. 17

NOVEMBER 16- Block Printing: Carve your own rubber stamp and create your own print series. This would be a great way to make your own cards! No experience necessary. RSVP by November 14

JANUARY 18- Don't be Square. Create your own collage using the principals of Notan design. No experience necessary. RSVP by January 16

FEBRUARY 15- Figure It Out: Draw your own self-portrait using looking strategies and techniques. No experience necessary. RSVP by February 13

MARCH 15- Mixed Media Madness: Create your own still life using multiple mediums. We will paint, draw and cut out images to make your own one of a kind art piece. No experience necessary. RSVP by March 13

APRIL 19- Creative Landscapes: Creating a landscape from our imagination, we will learn multiple brush stroke techniques as well as mixing tints and shades to create our one of a kind landscape. No experience necessary. RSVP by April 17

MAY 17- WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get- using multiple materials, create your own masterpiece. RSVP by May 15