Tag Archives: art lesson

Painting on A Colored Ground

How to Create Color Contrast

Here’s a brief introduction to color contrast. Feel free to ping me with any comments or questions.

Spanish Pallette – Intro to Painting

Greg Kessler demonstrates how to create a Spanish Pallette in these simple to follow steps. Details on private lessons can be found here. Click below to watch:

Latest student testimonial!

“After not painting for nearly a decade, my classes with Greg have allowed me to tap into talents that I thought were lost, and encouraged my creative spirit.  Greg’s ability to incorporate his vast knowledge of art history in his teaching approach is remarkable and extremely beneficial to his students.  He has further piqued my interest in learning about different techniques and I feel my confidence increasing with each class.  The one-on-one atmosphere really personalizes the experience and I can’t imagine any other setting being as effective.”
Isabelle, New York

Student Work – Part Two

Student Work - Part 2

Student Work

Student work

This is one of my students’ oil painting in progress.

Private Art Lesson Packages

Everyone is busy, but everyone would like to do a little something for themselves. It’s almost March and where are you with your new year resolutions? We are now offering flexible, private lesson packages. Here are the details:

West Side Art Studios – Create Your Own Art Classes


Lessons will be conducted in our studio in West Village. The area is accessible and well lit. It’s a comfortable space for being creative.


Prior to making any decisions, you are invited to visit the studio, get acquainted with me, show your work, and discuss options! Email us at kesslergregv [at] gmail.com to set up a time.


We will work with you to create a curriculum that suits your interests and needs. I recommend at least 4 lessons to finish a course and show progress. Feel free to check out the class descriptions for ideas.


We will pick a time that works for you and that slot will be your class for the month. We’re flexible!


Students are encouraged to supply their own working materials. The specifics can be discussed during the consultation session.


Lessons are sold in monthly packages and students are kindly asked to pay upfront for each month’s lessons.


We will apply a discount to your next package if you can recruit another student! If you find a friend or two you’d like to bring along, each student will be discounted by 25%.


8 LESSONS – 2hrs each at $20/hr ($320) for 3hrs- $480

6 LESSONS – 2hrs each at $25/hr ($300) for 3hrs- $445

4 LESSONS – 2hrs each at $30/hr ($240) for 3hrs- $360

2 LESSONS – 2hrs each at $35/hr ($140) for 3hrs- $210

NO PACKAGE: 1 LESSON – 2hrs each at $40/hr ($80) for 3hrs- $120