Linda Benson - Drawing


Linda Benson trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art. Her 40-year career as a commercial artist and illustrator included serving as a creative artist 20 years for the Chicago Tribune and as a graphic designer and manager for various Florida newspapers on the mainland and Key West. Linda enjoys painting on her boat-studio the Artist Xpress, a 46-foot Chris Craft. Linda's hands-on teaching technique allows you to create along with her in the classroom. Linda allows children, parents, and even grandparents all together to learn in her classes. It's always a great day for art and everyone is welcome to learn something new or develop existing skills.

Find Classes with Linda Benson 





Explore 4 styles of art – Watercolor, Acrylic, Oils & Pastels. A class for the absolute beginner.  Each week will focus on a different style of art. Class supply list online. Art Class Supply Kits available for purchase in the VAC Art & Supply Store.  

  • 4 Week Sessions10 seats per class
  • Saturday, 10am-1pm  


Enjoy being creative with transparent watercolors and learn something new or refresh your skills. You will learn brush techniques, color theory, gradients and composition. Class supply list online. Art Class Supply Kits available for purchase in the VAC Art & Supply Store.  

  • 6 Week Sessions, 10 seats per class
  • Intermediate to Advanced:  Monday, 9am-12pm  
  • Beginners:  Monday, 1pm-4pm