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Schissler Academy Studio Arts Certificate Program is a two-year comprehensive, focused studio study program that covers the following disciplines and techniques:


Intermediate - Advanced Drawing 

Color Theory

Color Mixology 101

Color Mixology 201

Using a Limited Palette

Color Relationships

Perspective I, II & III


Advanced Value Studies

Human Anatomy for Artists

Art History

Portfolio Preparation

Conservation Framing

Art Submission for Exhibition, Competition & Gallery

Study in all Classical Mediums

Oil Painting I, II& III

Watercolor I, II& III

Pastel Painting



Conte Crayon


Pen & Ink

Upon request we can mail you a complete catalogue of course descriptions

*If you have already taken any of the above courses through Schissler Academy you will not be required to take them again


Your Passion

This two-year course allows artists or serious students to study in the many classical disciplines.  

We believe each artist is unique and our goal is to find each student’s passion in three key areas: 

- Technique

- Medium

- Subject

With so many techniques and mediums available it is important for artists to explore them all.  In the process of this exploration the artist is honing his observational skills.  At the conclusion of this two-year study the students prepare for the professional art world by building their own portfolio, web site and framed completed works as well as submitting their work for competitions, exhibits and galleries.

The Next Two-Year Program Begins.....

The first year of the next two-year course begins September 2019, with a summer break from June through August 2020.  The classes resume September 2020 and then conclude with graduation May of 2021. Classes are held two and three full days per week during the school year and homework will be assigned.  


Your Studio & Supplies

Students will be required to have a home studio or a studio space in which to work when not at the academy.  All supplies will be provided by the student.  Schissler Academy will not provide art supplies.


The cost for art supplies vary each year.  When preparing, as with any profession, there is a cost for tools and supplies.  And when attending art school there is a cost for text books. We do our best to keep it at a minimum.  Be prepared to gear up for the basic mediums; oil paints, watercolor paints, pastels and the monochromatic mediums. Professional artists also require a good camera. Students will be provided with supply lists upon enrollment. If you have further questions about supplies feel free to give us a call.



Certificate students will need to be able to work at least eighty percent of the time independently. This course requires a completed application for admission.


The prerequisite courses for this certificate program is the Foundational Studies Courses: Basic Line Drawing, Tone Studies and Simple Color Theory. Many students complete the Foundational Studies within two months. To sign up for the Foundational Studies call (970) 667-9306.



Schissler Academy of Fine Arts Certificate Program


Payment Plan Breakdown


Financing also available through Schissler Academy of Fine Arts.  Please call (970) 222-8777 

or email for more information about our student payment plan service.


10% Discount for Full Two Year Tuition Payment  

Less Prepaid, Non Refundable Deposit of $450


5% Discount for Full Two Year Tuition Payment   

Less Prepaid, Non Refundable Deposit $450

QUARTERLY TUITION YEAR 2019/2020: $3,150.00

Less Prepaid, Non Refundable Deposit $450


Less Prepaid, One-time, Non Refundable Deposit $450

I have been a student at Schissler Academy of Fine Arts in the recreational program for a few years.  With encouragement from Janeen I began the certificate program in September. My art skills and confidence have grown exponentially due to her incredible program and amazing instructors.  The small class size allows for individual attention from the instructors and a wonderful camaraderie from fellow classmates. The classes are fun and creative and the instructors have a wealth of knowledge and expertise.  I am truly grateful to everyone that has helped me on this amazing journey. I can’t wait to see what the next year brings! 

- Debra Jenkins

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