ART CLASSES with Valerie Greene

Summer Classes. Printable Schedule Here.
5-8 years and 9 years on up.

Acrylic Classes - Learn the basics in composition, color and brush techniques in Acrylic. Two hour sessions.

Encaustic Classes - 3 hour and 5 hour sessions.
This is painting in wax.
Learn safety and application techniques.

Group Art Party classes available! Maximum of 6 painters. Call for specifics and to set date and time.



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The Brush and Easel Gallery

The Best Little Art Shop in Fresno

The Brush and Easel Gallery in Fresno, representing the work of local Valley artists in various genres with an emphasis on creating a warm, welcoming space for you, the buyer, interested in starting or adding to your art collection. Fine Art with the intention of arousing curiosity whether abstract, impressionistic, traditional or outsider, grace the walls in this eclectic display which also includes an array of artisan gifts.


Forrest Armstrong            Myrna Axt                       Cory Ballis                  Mary Camin

Ron Covert                       Gar Denton                    Chantelle Dinkel         Jan Flanigan              

Laura Fraedrich                R W "Bob" Goetting       Valerie Greene           Emily Johnsen                     

Amy Kohl                          Jack Lantz                      Lori M. Levine            Kathy Marks  

Wendy McKellar               Susan Milne                   Debra Montgomery    Amy Morgan              

Michael T Murphy             Paul Parichan                Bea Prince                  Louie Quijada            

Ron Rice                           David Samuels              Melanie Schow           Patricia Selin

Richard Silva                    Janet Smith                    Nadi Spencer             Trudy Sweet             

Griselda Tello                   Louis Vuittonett              Lisa Walsh

1476 W. Shaw, Fresno CA. 93711


T- F, 10am - 6pm. Sat, 10am - 4pm.

Valerie Greene, Artist/Owner

"Art cannot be separated from life. It is the expression of the greatest need of which life is capable, and we value art not because of the skilled product, but because of the revelation of a life's experience."

~Robert Henri

“Peaceful Repurpose” by Kathy Marks
July 10th-July 30th, 2015
Third Thursday Arthop - July 16th, 5-8pm.
Kathy Marks, assemblage artist, combines found and repurposed objects into subtle, delicate and inspiring compositions. Texture, color and contrast captivate her. The overlooked fragments she gathers together tell a story. Kathy’s work conveys a reflective calmness, often laced with gentle humor, and has been described as “Zen” in nature. The small details and intricacies invite the viewer to slow down and take the journey with her. Each piece is meditative in nature, and the resulting works reveal her dedication and mindfulness.


The Art of Zen!
Ceramic Workshop
with Laura Fraedrich

Saturday, July 18th, 2015, 10 - 4:30pm
$55 - Supplies Provided.
In this class, we'll learn to make zen inspired doodles on a three dimensional clay canvas. First, we'll use a watercolor type product to create a background, then we'll doodle! You can make repeating patterns, write words, and/or draw pictures.

The resulting product will be something you'll be proud to display on the wall or with  plate stand.
Products used: Mayco Bisque, Stroke & Coats, Designer Liners.

Seating is Limited. Call to Register Today!


“52 Weeks of Art Plates” by Laura Fraedrich

June 25th – July 7th, 2015

Meet the Artist! Thursday, July 2nd, 4-6pm.

Local ceramic artist, Laura Fraedrich, challenged herself to create one plate each week in 2013. Every plate was designed around what was happening in her life at the time, and the project became an art journal painted with glazes on earthenware clay instead of in a traditional paper book. Every time a plate was created, Laura explained its meaning on her blog, The Peculiar Palette. For the first time ever, all of the plates from the 52 Weeks of Art Plates project will be on display at The Brush and Easel Gallery. Join us for the opening reception and take a look at a year's worth of stories told through a collection of ceramic plates.