Classes, Workshops, Events, and Podcasts!



Our foundations course uses drawing fundamentals with a tattooing approach to ensure that you achieve better results in your artwork.


  • Master your understanding of shapes, value, edges, and color
  • Develop your ability to build a tattoo that looks amazing from every distance whether it's 6 inches, 6 ft, and 16 feet away. ​
  • Course completion comes allows access to Find Your Style Course and course discounts


FIND YOUR STYLE is our more personal course that we open twice a year to a limited number of artists. Included in this small group, in depth course are weekly critiques and one on one advice on your progress throughout from Jake and other invited artists.


  • Small group , one on one instruction
  • Close observation and direct feedback about your work
  • Course open twice a year


Dan Marshall - Plein Air Watercolor

A​ ​deliberate​ ​and​ ​repeatable​ ​process​ ​for​ ​creating​ ​realistic​ ​watercolor​ ​paintings


  • How​ ​to​ ​use​ ​different​ ​types​ ​of​ ​edges​ ​to​ ​create​ ​visual​ ​interest
  • How​ ​to​ ​edit​ ​what​ ​you​ ​see​ ​to​ ​create​ ​interesting​ ​paintings
  • How​ ​to​ ​use​ ​subtle​ ​shifts​ ​in​ ​value​ ​and​ ​temperature​ ​to​ ​create​ ​depth
  • What​ ​tools​ ​and​ ​materials​ ​are​ ​best​ ​suited​ ​for​ ​watercolor​ ​paintingList Item
  • How​ ​to​ ​use​ ​varying​ ​degrees​ ​of​ ​wetness​ ​in​ ​the​ ​paper​ ​to​ ​your​ ​advantage

Nick Baxter - Focus Realism In Oil

Both formally schooled in oil painting at the college level and self-taught through years of honing his style in the tattoo industry, Nick brings these two worlds together into a simple formula in his specialty: Sharp-focus realism. Aimed specifically at helping tattoo artists who are seeking to expand their artistic practice into a second medium, this workshop makes many helpful comparisons between the tattoo and painting mediums; at the same time, it encompasses enough information to be of immense value to all aspiring realist oil painters, from beginner to intermediate level.

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