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Welcome to Green Brick Studio. Artists Chris Leib and Kirstine Reiner Hansen each offer private lessons in drawing and painting, for beginning to advanced students at our studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. These lessons are meant for anybody who would like to devote time to learn more about art techniques. The one-on-one situation is an intensive learning approach and will enable you to learn faster than in a class situation. The hands-on lessons include plenty of demonstrations. There’s an emphasis on positive thinking and letting go of negative barriers. Feel free to contact either of us for more information or come by to see the studio.

First lesson discounts!

Get a discount on your first lessons!

$65 for a 90 minute lesson, which is normally $90.
$50 for a 70 minute lesson, which is normally $70.

We’ve Moved!

We’ve moved to California! Look for our new teaching space soon. Until then we are still teaching and giving consultations via Skype. You can check out information about our Skype consultations HERE.


Figure Drawing Class at Brooklyn ARTery

Kirstine will be teaching a Figure Drawing Class at the Brooklyn ARTery in Ditmas Park on Sunday April 14th, 3.30 – 5pm.

It’s always a good time to get a good drawing work out!

To sign up or get more info go here:

Kirstine teaches a workshop at Carmel Art Institute in April

The Contemporary Portrait: April 22, 23, 24

This course is designed to teach methods of drawing the portrait. Discussions will include issues concerning contemporary portraiture and how traditional drawing skills lay the groundwork for further experimentation. Students will be working from a live portrait model. We will be doing quick studies, learning proportional measuring, planes of the face, construction of facial features, shading and more.

Please check here for more info.

Hope to see you!


Chris will be teaching a 3-day workshop at the Carmel Art Institute from April 26 to 28th. The workshop will explore the various techniques involved in the construction of a painting, consideration of mood, object relationships, and lighting, and limited palettes. Each student will have the opportunity to create their own painting from a still life based on the techniques and ideas introduced.

Class size is limited to allow for greater individual instruction.

For more information, please visit the Carmel Art Institute’s website:



Art Lessons in the comfort of your home

A lot of people would like to take art lessons, but find themselves with precious little time in the week.  Eliminate time on transport and book a first lesson. Materials are provided, although if you already have art materials and tools we can use yours.  A list of necessary things will be provided.  You don’t have to have a real art studio space, a dedicated corner of a room is fine for setting up a small easel and start drawing or painting!

Please read more about the Lessons here.

Check rates for Home Lessons here.

Starting in April we will be offering consultation sessions via Skype!

A one time consultation might be just the thing you need to get ahead with your art project without having to sign up for an entire course at your local art center. You can consult with an instructor in the comfort of your own home… or anywhere!

You are free to talk about anything you need help with on your painting or drawing. Some of the topics that can be covered are:  Motivational issues, materials, composition, support and stretchers, grounds, most technical issues, studio setup and supply recommendations. Affordable rates make this a great opportunity for professionals, students, and hobbyists alike!

Sessions can be as short as 20 min. and up to 90 min. You are welcome to contact us for more information before setting up a Skype session.


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