Art Space Testimonials

 
 
Claire Swinford "The Measurer"

Claire Swinford "The Measurer"

Claire Swinford

"Art classes at S.P.Q.R. restored and expanded my ability to create and appreciate art. It's easy to find a decent art class; it's hard to find a truly gifted art teacher. Brett's style of instruction is wicked-smart, honest and compassionate, and it's wonderful to watch his students respond to him. S.P.Q.R. attracts students from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life, who end up creating works that they didn't even know they had in them. I highly recommend classes at S.P.Q.R. to those who need the inspiration that comes from working with a dedicated teacher who will challenge their understanding of image-making and the creative process."

 
Lorelei Beckstrom "Shelter"

Lorelei Beckstrom "Shelter"

Lorelei Beckstrom 


"Brett's painting classes have been absolutely integral to my success as a professional full-time artist. In addition to my own growth, I've seen the incredible progress of so many of his students over the years; I'm continually awed by his ability and passion for transforming creative lives and the creative heart of downtown.


In addition to teaching fundamentals, history, and technique in a way that is easy to absorb, Brett also creates an atmosphere where you feel safe and always supported; a place where it is really fun to learn. His enthusiasm for art is infectious and inspiring; whether you're an absolute beginner, a professional, or anywhere in between, it makes you want to work hard, challenge yourself, and grow; which benefits not only your creative side, but all aspects of your daily life."

 

 
Elizabeth Selby "Eggs"

Elizabeth Selby "Eggs"

Elizabeth Selby 

"Brett's classes introduced me to oil painting and helped me cultivate an appreciation for the history of art. He encouraged me to develop my craft, hone my skills, and push my boundaries as an artist. 👨‍🎤"