Oil painting classes are popular with men and women of all ages and cover basic skills of art, such as perspective, composition and value, while cultivating observation skills. A practical approach to painting using proven teachable methods are suitable for beginner and advanced student alike.

Classes meet weekly for a three-hour session. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning classes meet from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A Tuesday evening class is offered from 5-8 p.m.

The year is broken into four sessions, although students can begin and end instruction any week year-round. The average length of each session is twelve weeks.

Oil painting supplies are available for sale at the Studio. Beginner kits include all supplies needed to get started, and may be ordered for newcomers in advance.

Schrodt Art Studio, Inc. was founded in 1975 by Mary Louise Schrodt. Known for her ability to teach oil painting to anyone of any skill level, she acquired a loyal following of students and a long waiting list. Her own paintings are exhibited nationally and are well known in the Louisville community, particularly her St. Matthews Series and her trompe l?oeils of everyday objects such as soda machines, phone booths and fire hoses.

Daughter Judy Warren began her career with Schrodt Art Studio in 1994 and gradually took over the studio after receiving her degree in art from the University of Louisville four years later. She keeps traditions such as biennial art shows and field trips, and continues to cultivate the format of solid teaching in an atmosphere of fun.

In order to ensure a low student to teacher ratio, Judy has several assistants, including Susan Cutchins, an employee of Schrodt for over 12 years. Together they work to provide a place where beginning and seasoned artists alike can create and grow in the field of art.