Finding Magic Through the Messiness of Life: Summer Session Drawing and Painting Classes at Studio 550

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Sushi Pastel Mattea
Sushi pastel by Mattea Schevey

MANCHESTER, NH Studio 550 Art Center is delighted to introduce the Greater Manchester region to the joys of drawing and painting with the help of two instructors, Mattea Schevey and Gina Guu. Mattea teaches watercolor and pastel classes, while Gina teaches acrylic painting. Both teach introductory drawing.

The classes are open to complete beginners through advanced students. If you have only been able to collect figures and want to learn to draw realistically, or if you have a paint kit at home but don’t know what to do with it, then these lessons are for you.

If you’re an artist and want to refine your skills, practice color theory, or learn how to paint more loosely, these classes are for you too!

Mattea strongly believes in creating work through a process-over-product mentality. Her years of experience as an early childhood educator taught her the importance of teaching each student (young or old) as an individual. As a result, she is a caring and enthusiastic teacher who enjoys seeing her students succeed while developing their own unique personal style.

“Art and life can be messy, but through the mess, magic happens,” says Schevey.

Gina’s goal is to give her students the confidence to unleash their creativity. Through personalized instruction and a nurturing environment, she guides aspiring artists of all ages on their journey to self-expression and has experience as a high school art teacher and graphic designer. She attended the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, concentrating in graphic design and photography. Her family now calls New Hampshire home and she is excited to share her love of art with the Manchester community

The teachers both have years of experience teaching youth through adults, so they can meet the diverse needs and interests of their students. They can strip it down to the basics while adding levels of complexity when students are ready for the next step in their learning.

The 8-week summer session starts on June 17. These classes are open to complete beginners through intermediate students. Day and evening classes are available.

These ladies will also teach a short four-week session running through the month of September, drawing and painting flowers, landscapes, portraits and art journaling. All these lessons are also accessible for beginners to advanced students.

The full schedule and prizes can be found online at

You can also direct questions to 603.232.5597 or [email protected]

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