I offer private lessons at $60 an hour, or $35 for a half hour. This can be split with up to three students or one on one.

I specialize in oil and acrylic painting, drawing, and concept driven art work.

I welcome students of all ages | SKYPE or FACETIME as well.


My Studio is located in Nevada City

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Taking a class from Ruth Chase is as much about embracing life as it is about learning to draw.

She has this amazing way of meeting each student at their moment of need – be it technical or emotional – and grants permission to quiet our judgmental mind chatter. Besides providing drawing instruction, I feel Ruth nurtures my creative soul. She shows a genuine commitment to helping me find my path as an artist. Her classes are very affordable plus she provides all the materials needed for each class so you can experience different kinds of art without having to make a big investment.

– Flo Fahrenheit | Nevada City

I know I can depend on Ruth’s input to help me understand new concepts and techniques and move to a more sophisticated level.

I look forward to taking art classes with Ruth Chase because I am always looking for a way to push my work beyond what I already do.
– Barbara | Auburn