All of Gayle's classes and workshops include step-by-step instruction and personal guidance. To watch Gayle teaching a class, please visit the Demonstrations page!

Gayle Levee is classically trained as well as being an excellent instructor. Helping students build a solid foundation of strong basic skills is one of Gayle's most outstanding assets. She is also encouraging, positive and easy to be with.

To schedule a demonstration or workshop for your organization, please contact Gayle.

Upcoming Workshops:

SMALL WORKS - Saturday, December 6, 2014

Six-Pack of Pansies

There is no gift so special as a painting. In this class we will create and frame small paintings which you can give as a gift or use as a holiday card. This is a one day class beginning at 10:00 am until 4:00 pm with a break for lunch. The cost is $100.

This workshop is held at Plaza Artist Materials in Nashville, TN. You can register online here:

PAINTINGS THAT GLOW - March 26, 27, and 28, 2015

Autumn River

Would you like to achieve luminousity in your paintings? Would you like to be able to create vibrant, luscious paintings that are accurate and realistic? In this workshop we will employ time-honored methods of creating the illusion of brilliant light and luminous shadows. We will also strengthen your skills in depicting the form and structure of your subject while making every brush stroke count.

This workshop takes place at the Cary Art Center in Cary NC. To register, contact

UNDERSTANDING FORM - April 17, 18, and 19, 2015


One of the underlying principles of painting is the depiction of a volume inhabiting space. Using specific projects, you will learn how to see and represent form. On the first day, students will learn about form and space, and do simple studies using still-life. The second day, students will learn how to translate their new understanding of form to the landscape. On the third day, students will learn about forms and the human figure and will complete studies by observing and working with a live model.  The class will continue with completed paintings -- one still life, one landscape and one figurative -- which build on this fundamental concept.

This workshop takes place at 521 Warehouse Studio, Nashville TN. To register, go to

Thursday Classes:

Thursday classes are held at Plaza Artist Materials in Nashville, TN. Click here for Plaza's hours and location.

8 Weeks of Classes, Beginning January 30, 2015 Autumn River

How to Paint like the Masters

Do you admire the beautiful old paintings as much as I do? How did the artists do it? Whether you are a beginner or have painted for years, this class will help you develop a strong foundation as you learn the classical techniques the masters taught their students in the ateliers.

Creative Painting from Photographs

There are many ways to use a photograph as the basis for a painting, it's a shame to simply copy. In this class you will learn how to use exciting new colors and techniques to make your painting into something so much more creative than the photo you started with.

This class is FULL. Apologies!


You have been interested in a mentoring program, and I have put that idea in motion. This program is an intensive learning experience in a class limited to six artists; often fewer than that.

Click here to learn more about Mentorship.

Midsummer Journey