Adult Art & Painting Classes

Multi-Media Art Class in Oil, Pastel, or Drawing with Instructor Marie Donato

The City of Lake Saint Louis is proud to offer art and painting classes taught by award winning artist, Marie Donato.

A supply list is available at registration and materials need to be purchased prior to the first class. All participants must be 18 years of age or older (or serious young adults) and a minimum of 6 students is required in each class. For additional information about Marie Donato's background as an artist and art instructor, please view her website.

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Registration for all classes will end the Tuesday before class begins. Register online, email Parks and Recreation, or call the Lake Saint Louis Parks and Recreation Office at 636-561-4620. See student comments and testimonials.

Cost Per Class

  • $110 for residents
  • $127 for non-residents


Classes will resume January 2020 and continue throughout the  year.

  • 10:00 AM to Noon.
  • Thursdays
  • Second session begins May 7th - June 11th 

Choose a new medium or a favorite medium from, oil, pastel, or drawing in pencil/charcoal. Beginning and advanced students are welcome. Marie will share with you her secrets to making a beautiful painting or drawing. Marie will help you with creating a great composition, emphasizing the elements of good design. She will guide you through to completion with individualized one-on-one art instruction, meeting you at your own level, as well as giving step by step demonstrations to the class as a whole.

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Oil Painting

Would you love to try oil painting? Or maybe you’d like to build on your existing skills in oil painting. Whatever level, Marie will help you in the beautiful world of painting in oil. Progress at your own rate, as you create a beautiful oil painting, with individualized instruction and techniques to enhance your painting skills.


You will gain tips and knowledge, from Marie's many years experience in how to create a beautiful pastel painting. Learn the pastel techniques such as blended and broken color methods, scumbling, and feathering technique of color application.


Marie will share with you her love of drawing! She will give you tips and instruction needed in drawing, using your own photo reference. Marie has acquired a wealth of technical tips to share with you, from her many years as a figure and portrait artist.