Welcome to Eureka Studio Arts!

It's our Second Anniversary!

Our LEO STAFSNES exhibit was a huge success last Saturday night! So far, Leo has sold 76 paintings. We'll be posting some of the remaining paintings in the next couple of days so stay tuned! 

Here's one of Leo's unsold paintings. It's titled "Eternal Rooftops" and is priced at $175. The size is 11"x14" and it's oil on panel.


"I painted again today with Leo Stafsnes. He is all of 15 years old and has been painting everyday this summer. Leo is on fire and loves to paint, paint, paint! Everyone so enjoys being around and painting with Leo. We are all impressed with his devotion and passion for painting and learning from so many. It is great for all of us to see."                      Jim McVicker, August 2014
"Painting the Figure"
with Andrew Daniel
TIME: Mondays from 9:30-12:30 beginning Jan. 5
PRICE: $100 for a 4-week pass plus model fee (model fee is split between students each week)
DESCRIPTION: Have you always been inspired by the portraits and figurative paintings of art history and wanted to try your hand at oil painting from a live model? Local artist Andrew Daniel will break down the process of painting the figure into a systematic step by step approach. Each class will include an instructor demonstration, painting from a live model, individual feedback, and a critical discussion period. Poses will range from quick 30-minute painted sketches to lengthy 9 to 12 hour poses (broken up over several weeks). Themes will range from semi-nude figurative to costumed models and portraits.   MORE INFO RIGHT HERE


"Mastering the Fundamentals of Figure Drawing and an Introduction to the Human Anatomy for the Artist"
This ONGOING CLASS takes a deeper look into the essential skeletal and muscular systems of the body from a drawing perspective.   Each week a new muscle or bone group will be studied through demonstration drawings, examinations of a live model and time for students to draw.  Students will gain a wider  understanding of the human body in figure drawing which can be applied immediately to their own drawings as well as give them a foundation for further anatomical study.
Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-noon.
$25 per session plus modeling fee (payable weekly in class   REGISTER HERE  
See Brent's inspiring TedX Eureka talk!
Our ongoing classes are just $100 for four 3-hour sessions. That's just over $8 an hour! Treat yourself and learn something new.
"DIRECT PAINTING"with Rachel K Schlueter
Rachel will begin teaching an ONGOING CLASS beginning January 9, 2014! This is a great opportunity for serious study with one of the North Coast's finest expressionist painters. STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE OILS OR ACRYLICS. All skill levels are welcome.
THURSDAYS from 5:30 - 8:30 
PRICE: $100 for a 4-session pass  REGISTER HERE

with Micki Dyson-Flatmo
This ongoing class focuses on the key principles that every artist needs to know in order to improve their work. The topics addressed include fundamentals of drawing and painting, understanding value, color, edges, and how to create a good design. Students work from their own photos or still life objects and individual goals and needs are addressed on a one-on-one basis.
TUESDAYS from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
PRICE: $100 for a 4-session pass. REGISTER HERE

with Linda Mitchell
Each week, Linda sets up a still life and guides students through the process of painting from life. The creative voices and personal goals of individual students are fostered and developed. The 2-hour afternoon session is $75 for a 4-week pass and the 3-hour evening class is $100 for a 4-week pass. 
2:30-4:30 pm REGISTER HERE
5:30-8:30 pm REGISTER HERE
We have lots of great art in our GALLERY
Note: Our hours revolve around our class schedules so if you'd like to see the show, just give us a call and we'll meet you at the studio at your convenience!

Check out some of the ARTWORK  we've exhibited

"Gangster 1" from Amy Stewart's 
"Rogue's Gallery" series
See more paintings and read 
Amy's statement about the series 


"Making Art with Mixed-Media Collage"
with Rachel K. Schlueter
Want to try something new? Rachel has designed this four-hour workshop with experimentation and creativity in mind. Join her and explore innovative ways of using a variety of materials, including paints, mediums, drawing implements, stencils, found objects, magazine clippings, etc. Exercises will be provided each week to get your creative juices flowing, and Rachel will even supply most of the materials!

with Jim McVicker
Don't miss this rare opportunity to spend two full days painting with one of the north coast's most beloved and accomplished painters. Jim will begin his workshop at ESA on Saturday morning by talking about his process and giving a painting demo. In the afternoon, students will paint outdoors at a location in Eureka. On Sunday, students will meet in Trinidad for a full day of plein air painting. Jim will help each artist understand how to see values, warm and cool color and light. He'll give individual instruction and guidance to each student as their paintings progress. Enrollment is limited and we expect this class to fill up, so email us to be put on a waiting list.

"MAKING COLOR SING” with Joan Gold
Both of Joan's 2013 workshops about working with color and acrylics SOLD OUT! Stay tuned for her next offering.



last December 7 was a big success!
Everyone loved DUANE FLATMO'S 
Duane worked through the entire event and created eight 
small airbrush paintings. At the end of the night, we had
a drawing and gave the paintings away to some very happy
winners. A big thank you to Duane and everyone who came out
to support us!


HOURS: Our hours vary, depending on class schedules. 
Please CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT and we can meet you here.

If you'd like to read more about EUREKA STUDIO ARTS and our ARTIST/TEACHERS 
check out our  PRESS PAGE!

526 Fifth Street, downtown Eureka (707) 440-9027
Art classes & workshops, exhibits and communal gatherings
email: info@eurekastudioarts.com