Do you have the soul of an artist?

Have you thought about art classes, but aren’t sure if you have what it takes to express your creative side?

You’ve found the right instructor. Teaching in the heart of Stuart’s Arts District, Kate Wood believes that anyone who appreciates art, can learn advanced painting techniques. A lot of instructors teach beginners how to dabble, but Kate teaches her students how to make a lasting, beautiful work of art.

Now is the time. Let your inner artist shine: Call Kate Wood at (772) 287-0835.

Summer Class Schedule:

Thursdays and Fridays: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $40 per session.  

Where: Artist’s Nook Studio, 45 SE Kindred St, Arts District, Stuart, FL. 

We’re next door to Stuart Art Supply. If you join us for classes, we recommend parking in the rear lot.

Kate Wood teaching color mixing in one of her art classes.

Kate Wood teaching color mixing.

Artists are born, but technique is learned.

Kate Wood has instructed beginning, intermediate and advanced students for twenty-five years – with hundreds of thankful students. She specializes in Great Masters’ techniques, including realistic lighting and shading; brush finesse; the grid method; advanced color mixing; and more. She’s proficient in oils, acrylics, and watercolors.

Kate is a hands-on instructor, but her students work at their own pace and paint their own subjects. Kate is also a master art conservator at Alchemy Fine Art Restorers, as well as the proud friend of an art-loving Yorkshire Terrier named Finnegan.

Award Winning Results

Over the last decade, her students have won international contests, sold countless paintings, and gotten into exclusive gallery shows. That’s why so many students continue taking her class year after year – and why space has always been at a premium.

Kate’s students have frequently been selected for inclusion in the Helping People Succeed Art for Living Calendar, as well as the annual All-Florida Juried Art Show sponsored by Martin Arts. Numerous other students have been featured in solo shows at private galleries.

In 2011, the talented Jonna Polsky won third prize in a contest sponsored by the renowned magazine International Artist. In January 2016, the TCPalm News featured another of Kate’s students, 97-year-old Verna Fenelon, in a profile piece.

Call Kate at (772) 287-0835

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Draft drawing by student Susan Schmude-Wardle.

Draft drawing by Susan Schmude-Wardle, student of Kate Wood.


Work in progress by Susan Schmude-Wardle.

Completed painting Susan Schmude-Wardle who mastered her craft in Kate Wood's art classes.

Completed painting by Susan Schmude-Wardle.

Kate's kids class with sample works from her art classes.

Kate’s kids class with sample works.

Student Elizabeth Acosta paints during class.

Student Elizabeth Acosta paints during class.