Katie Hemphill Featured Artist in Visit Fort Collins and Downtown Fort Collins First Friday Art Walk
Studio H, LLC Owner/Instructor Katie Hemphill has been selected as a featured artist representing Visit Fort Collins organization to participate in the Downtown Fort Collins First Friday Art WalkTM for the month of June 2023. Over 40+ of her original works will be on display starting June 2nd through July 5th. On Friday June 2nd from 6-9pm during the first Friday Art Walk Katie will be live continuing her oil painting of Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Forest.
What Our Students Are Saying
“Never really thought I had any artistic talents until I decided to take part in the program at Studio H. Katie, the instructor is amazing at what she does! After only a few sessions, I can already see the difference in not only my work but my attitude toward working with art.”
Love this place! Katie is so patient and encouraging. I learned more in my first class with her than in the entire 6-week course I took last year in a different state!
By far, the best Christmas gift I received last year from my family was a gift certificate to art classes at Studio H. Since then, I have thoroughly enjoyed my weekly lessons with Katie. What a joy she is in my life. Between her positive energy, superior artistic talent and ability to teach, humorous "Katie-isms," (is "matchy-matchy" an actual art term?), and business partner Charles' attention to organizational detail, I look forward to my two hours a week at Studio H. It has been many years since I have tapped into my artistic self, and had self-doubts about doing so again. What Katie has helped me discover is that I am an artist and it has nothing to do with comparing my work to that of others. Not only have I learned a great deal from Katie's 1:1 personalized instruction and supportive coaching, I have silenced my inner critic and found my love of creating art once again in my life. The classes are therapeutic, my self-confidence is growing, and most importantly, I am having so much fun! Studio H is an intimate, welcoming, and inspirational community. Katie and Charles have become part of my family. I am very grateful to have Studio H in my life.
I feel that Katie has made a huge influence on me and taught me everything I know.
Flowers need love to bloom, you gave me love, I bloomed.
~ Rebecca, age 8
I'm very glad to have found this studio, as their teaching style has been really great for my daughter. She has always been an artistic person, and the studio has really helped her develop her talents to the next level. She has done some amazing work, and really enjoys her time there. I look forward to watching her develop her skills even more at this studio.
Studio H is truly awesome. I'm a young adult with some amateur experience in art, and I just wanted some assistance working through projects and trying out watercolor. Katie was super supportive of this and has encouraged me to bring my own ideas when it comes to picking projects and experimenting with different styles. It's clear that she's incredibly talented and versatile, and goes above and beyond to make sure her students are learning and feel satisfied with their work. Her enthusiasm, in particular, has been really helpful and motivating for me to keep exploring and challenging myself. Art class is definitely one of the highlights of my week. Highly recommend for all ages and any level of experience!
Katie was my art instructor for a wonderful 5 years. I came to her with absolutely no previous art instruction except for Mrs. Gray’s class in 7th grade. That was 60 years ago, so you can imagine that I needed some updating. To say the least, I was apprehensive, but this was completely different. Instead of Mrs. Gray saying why don’t you put that there or this color would be better, Katie gently led me to my own decisions. Yes, she showed me how to paint with watercolor, oils, and acrylics but it was always at my own pace and without criticism. I was amazed at what was hidden beneath my layers of self-doubt. Katie’s guidance helped me in art but perhaps her most valuable gift was to show me that I could successfully pursue other goals where I had previously doubted that I could succeed. I will miss her loving hand.
We discovered Studio H last fall when my son's school canceled their after-school art program. We took advantage of Studio H free trial class and it was great to see how informative yet fun it was. My son loved it and said he would love to come again every day. Katie showed her pastels program she uses with the beginners. It was the most wonderful thing I have seen. Being a mom of two elementary school children I learned that at this age kids get more of a pass time, entertainment rather skill-building, whatever activity you sign them for. Studio H was an eye-opener; here they actually teach you the proper techniques. Highly recommended if you have a budding artist in your family.
My daughter started classes there and is excited about art! The family who owns the Studio is wonderful and we are looking forward to lots of painting and drawing.
I love Katie and studio h so much! I am a beginner and Katie has helped me to embrace my inner artist and I am so impressed with the art I’m able to make with her excellent guidance. Highly recommend! Art is good for the soul :)
I took art lessons from Katie Hemphill for approximately 4 years. She was a delight. Very supportive and allowed me to find my creative ability without judgment. She taught me things about art I could never have found in a book.
Seriously I couldn't have found a better place to learn art in a very fun way. They are professional and attentive. They follow your rhythm and they guide you in what you want to learn.
My 11 year old daughter loves going to her class every week. She has learned a lot and is always proud to show off her projects.
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