Classes at Canadian River Art Academy

Improve or Explore Your Potential

Master painter Mr. Longhofer teaches painting, drawing, and additional classes at Canadian River Art Academy. Michael instructs students, in the oasis of the Panhandle, Canadian, Texas. It doesn’t matter if you are brand new to art or have been an artist for years already, Michael will instruct to suit your current ability.

Anyone can master the skill of painting. It is not dependent upon talent. Students practice and learn the craft of painting to express what they want to with their work. The purpose of the painting lessons featured in Michael’s class is to provide the learner with knowledge and encourage practical application. With the right expertise and ample participation, your painting skills will improve–no matter what your current skill level.

The first core idea is establishing enthusiasm for the discipline. Longhofer is very passionate about what he does, and this excitement flows into the students. Because drawing and painting are the core foundational components of visual art, understanding, and mastering these mediums will have a profound effect on the outcome of the students’ ability to communicate visually. Longhofer motivates the class by his description of contemporary and historical processes of drawing and painting.


The second core idea is hands-on learning.  Demonstrations also convey a visual movie clip within the students’ consciousness. Once the presentation is complete, I have the student repeat the process to solidify the actions witnessed. Even though failure is a probable outcome, through repetition, the student will start to gain control of the media. Over the past twenty years, through this thought process, I realized that to retain knowledge, you have to experience it.


Class Schedule for Spring 2018

Where: The class location is at 410 1st Street Canadian, Texas 79014

When: February- March 2018, Classes meet every Tuesday

Kids from ages 11+

Painting Classes start Feb. 6th:   Duration is 4 weeks /Tuesday: 4-6 pm

Adults 16+

Painting Classes begin Feb. 6th:   Duration is 8 weeks/Tuesday: 6-8:30 pm


If you are interested in attending the classes, workshops or need prices and details, please contact Shannon Castletine at 405-742-6860.

Canadian River Art is a fine art academy located in Canadian, Texas. We offer certified art instruction for youth and continuing art education for adults.

If you’re in Amarillo try the Amarillo Art Institute.