Figured Out Event

This October be sure to attend the “Figured Out” life drawing event. Experience 6 hours of figure drawing! “Figured Out” is a unique workshop that provides 6 live figure models to work from. The workshop is $80 for a full day of drawing or $45 for a half day.

Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00am to 5:00pm come to the Charlotte Art League and get everything Figured Out with us!!

For more information, please check out the website at or send and email to


He’s Not Just Our Instructor

Our very own Nicholas Stewart was in Buffalo, New York yesterday and today. He was employed as a visiting artist to lecture and demo his unique style and share his superb teaching with the students and faculty of the art program at Buffalo State University. We really miss Nick, here at the studio but recognize that we must share him with the world. Congratulations Nick, safe travels home.
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Surface & Materials 2016

Hey y’all! Don’t forget to sign up for our Wednesday morning Surface & Materials class with Andy Braitman! Think you’re too busy to make every class? Signup and pay by the day! The October sessions starts September 28th and class runs from 10 am-12 pm, tuition is $60 a day. Keep in mind this class is B.Y.O.P. (bring your own paint), so be sure to bring your supplies with you.
Here’s the curriculum for the class:

Week 1
Our first week we will start with an introduction to the class and figure out our goal. Then we will have a history lesson and make a collage. Our collage will involve working paper and found objects into our pieces.

Week 2
We will start this class with a history lesson, then figure out and explore what objects we can paint on.

Week 3
This class will begin with a history lesson and then we will build a sculpture out of found objects.

Week 4
Our final week of the month with start with a history lesson and afterwards we will continue to work on our found-object sculpture from our previous class. Lastly, we will begin a “2-D” surface relief piece to paint on.

Call the studio during our office hours or email Rachel at to sign up.

2016 Fundamentals 1

Andy's Palette Welcome new students! If you want to be a part of the Braitman experience now is your chance! Our Monday morning Fundamentals 1 class is starting up soon! The first day of class is September 26th at 10am to 12 pm. Tuition is $210 a month (your materials are included), sign up now to hold your spot. Call us to sign up during our office hours at 704-846-1369 or send an email to

Welcome Back!

Welcome back Braitman students! Today marks our first official day back after summer break. We hope ya’ll had a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you back in the studio. Don’t forget to check out our website and blog for announcements and be sure to sign up for your classes this fall!
Office hours:
Monday & Wednesday 10 am- 3 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 10 am- 5 pm

Dear Artists

July 9, 2016


Dear Artists,

Thank you for choosing Braitman Studio. We aspire to provide you with the best possible art experience during this, our 21st year.  We offer the finest art and painting instruction to the artists of Charlotte.   There are some changes to the studio this year, however, our commitment to provide the highest level of instruction has remained the same.  


After more than 15 years of his association with the studio, Clark Hawgood has decided to move on and we will all miss his exceeding talent and his smiling face.  


There will be a 10% tuition increase for every class across the board, excluding the Teen Class and the Exhibiting Artist Class.  This means your monthly class tuition will now be $220 per month for most classes. (Please see the schedule for more details).  


This year I want to concentrate on our mark making as well as our creative and unusual color relationships.  In order to maximize our understanding of color’s potential we will push value and its power on the canvas, I am really looking forward to welcoming all of you back to the studio and working with each of you to help you realize your individual painting goals.  I know this 21st year will be the best year we have had at Braitman Studio.



Andy Braitman