Classes & Launch receptions


Academy Art & Frame Company is excited to announce that we are having Art Classes at the Gallery. Kim Costello is someone who believes in encouraging beginning artists of all ages to express themselves. For this reason, it is inspiring to have award winning artists willing to share their artistic passions with others. Please check out below the different mediums and groups that are available.


Bold Beliefs in Camouflage

You are cordially invited to Linda Case's Free INSPIRATIONAL classes at the Academy Art & Frame Company. Join us for a group discussion/deliberation based on Linda's book "Bold Beliefs In Camouflage" that leads to encouragement and inspiration!

Held on Mondays, starting January 9th for 4 weeks.

This class is presented at TWO times on the Mondays.

Bring your Brown Bag Lunch for the Noon to 1:30 pm class
come to the evening class from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Classes held at 7560 N. Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs 80920
Questions and Registration: Email: Cell 719-433-1331
Please RSVP, it is recommended for 8 seat maximum



This Class is being postponed until further notice. It will be held sometime this Summer.
Wildlife Photography: From the Backyard to the National Parks

Join local photographer Andrew Ketsdever for a 1 day workshop with a 3 hour photo review session one month later.Students will learn basic camera operation, rules of composition and artistic techniques for wildlife photography. They will learn the basics of animal portraiture and environmental wildlife photography. They will also learn where to find wildlife in Colorado and the basics of animal behavior to anticipate "the shot". The class will also cover ethical issues and acting in the best interest of your wild subjects.

1 day workshop: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 10am-5pm
3 hour review: Saturday, April 1, 2017 10am-1pm
Holiday Early Bird Special: Sign up by January 16th, 2017 Fee is $50
After January 16th, 2017 Fee is $60
Space is limited to 12 students
To register for classes:Contact Andrew at adketsdever@gmail.com719-329-5868

Launch Reception for Andrew Ketsdever
Meet wildlife photographer Andrew Ketsdever and see his work at his launch reception on Friday, February 10th, 2017 from 5-7pm. Light Refreshments served.



"Finding the Truth" Beginning a Journey of the Graphite Pencil

Join artist Chad Keith in this one day workshop to "discover the unusual ways to see and think differently, enabling you to easily approach the process of drawing."
Objectives of the workshop include: learning applications of materials and supplies understanding shapes, value, proportion and perspective.
Lessons will include exciting lecture, hands on activities, and accommodate diverse learning methods of students in all skill levels.

1 Day Workshop: March 11, 2017 10am-5pm with lunch break
$85 by check$88 by credit/debit onlineSpace is limited to 12 students

Check out Chad's work online and register at
or contact Chad at

For more class information and supply lists go to

This class is coordinated in conjunction with the Sheppard Arts Institute, an organization "dedicated to developing the artistic abilities and world cultural awareness of our students while encompassing the community and providing professional knowledge in support of diverse livelihoods."

Launch Reception for Chad Keith
Meet artist Chad Keith and see some of his amazing work on Friday, February 24th, 2017. His work will be on display all day with a meet and greet reception held from 5-7pm.


Art from the Rain Forest
For Kids and Adults

Bring the colorful rain forests into your life! Learn acrylics and collage techniques from artist Teri Atkins Brown while studying the habitat of the rain forests. Paint a scene from jungles like toucans, sea turtles, and tree frogs.
We will study the color wheel, complimentary colors, how to mix paints, texture techniques and proper brush care.
4 jazzy colorful paintings for beginners in this eight week course. Learn from seasoned art instructor Teri Atkins Brown at Academy Art and Frame. Supplement your artistic creations with this fun, colorful, painting instruction course.

Thursdays after school 4:30-6pm. April and May 2017.
First Class April 6th, 2017
Ages 7 and over.
8 lessons $150.00 (signup by March 1, 2017 for $130.00)
$25 materials fee or bing your own art supplies.

Contact Teri at to register

And you may ask what is “ & MORE”?
Here at the Gallery, we are open to have other meetings and classes besides art. If you are interested in having your book club or any other type of meeting, please do ask. We would love to schedule your event in!!