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WELCOME!   Root Studio School classes are meeting in Johnson City, Tennessee upstairs in the Miller Artz Building at 316 East Main Street and also in Historic Jonesborough at 139½ East Main Street in the former Artisan Studio Gallery. Jonesborough and Johnson City are eight miles apart, both located in the northeast corner of Tennessee -- the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. We are within an easy 1½ hour drive from Knoxville, TN, Asheville, NC, and Abingdon, Virginia.

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Join us for our classes and workshops in 2017!
Our current newsletter is here. Winter Term Classes begin on January 25, 2018.

Root Studio School Demo

We offer drawing and painting classes to students of all levels. Classes are taught in the traditional method of training the eye by direct observation in the areas of landscape, still life, nature drawing, portrait and figure. Frequent workshops allow students intensive study in specific areas.


We offer studio talks and demonstrations for the general public. Call (423) 302-8960, (423) 753-8398 or email for more information.

Root Studio School Asheville Urban Landscape Project Demo

Peggy demonstrating for Asheville Urban Landscape Project, photo credit: Lisa Blackshear.

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Art History talk, Light, Life and Atmosphere Workshop, May 2014.

Summer Art Camp for Kids

Summer Art Camp for Kids

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Call (423) 753-8398 or (423) 302-8960 or email for information or registration. We try to keep our class sizes small and our rates affordable for artists and students.

To mail your tuition payment or deposit, please use this address:
Root Studio School, 139½ East Main Street, Jonesborough, TN, 37659.

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