$150, $125 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Limit 8 students.

Drawing classes: Wednesdays January 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 10am (sessions will run for 3 hours)

Students will meet at the Carriage Trade Artist Residencies at 529 Eaton St.

Find out about our seating policy, weather policy and the Covid-19 precautions we’re taking.

Sorry, this class has been canceled.

Mike Rooney gives students a succinct four-session course in visual art’s most essential skill. Painters, sculptors, and problem-solvers are invited to start from scratch on a new skill, or to brush up their existing technique with a solid review of fundamentals.

sponsored by Amsterdam’s Curry Mansion Inn

Mike Rooney is recognized as one of the East Coast’s top plein air (outdoor) painters and instructors, and he has traveled from Maine to the Florida Keys, Italy, Cuba and Puerto Rico teaching at major art centers, judging art shows, and painting for his galleries there.

He has been on the cover of the Art Issue of Cape Cod Magazine and is collected both privately and by corporations such as Royal Canadian Bank.

He also makes teaching videos for Jerry’s Artarama, a nationwide art supply store.

Supply List

Supplies available at Books & Books with a 10% discount

  1. 1 pad of good quality drawing paper 9″x12″ish
  2. #2 pencil and/or graphite stick #4b (Rooney’s fave)
  3. rollerball type pen
  4. Sharpie black
  5. eraser like pink pearl or white plastic
  6. 15×18 (app. size) drawing board. could be piece of thin plywood, hardboard, or very thick cardboard, something to tape your drawing paper to.
  7. roll of masking tape (important)
  8. small hand held mirror
  9. small pencil sharpener
  10. 1- 8″x10″ish piece of clear plastic, plexiglass or real glass (put tape over edges so you don’t get cut)
  11. permanent black marker
  12. non-permanent black marker

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The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040

Box Office Hours
Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm


The Studios of Key West