Simply Glass:
  • Discover secrets to achieving color harmony.
  • Learn techniques for drawing and painting glass vases and bottles.
  • Kick your painting up a notch with light and color.
Draw Near — a journey to God's heart through art:
  • learn to pray in color
  • choose from two tracks
  • arts and crafts
  • painting
  • bundles and scholarships available

Simply Glass
Let me help you get compliments like these:

“Oh Dear Sue, I came home from work to find this treasure. My jaw dropped and I cannot stop staring at it. Your pictures didn’t do it justice…it’s even more beautiful in person. I am elated that I own it.”

"Sue! I can’t sing your praises enough! Not only are you an extremely talented artist, your kindness just shows in everything you do."

"Hi Sue! I just got my paintings! They are more beautiful than your pictures! Wow — what a deal I got! May your kindness and generosity be rewarded many times over, friend."

“Hi Sue! Thanks so very much! I couldn’t be more excited!... I’m not an experienced painter, but your paintings have been such an inspiration to me to keep trying and practicing. Thanks again!”

“I cannot wait for your class and will look forward to learning all that I can from you.”

“So grateful (beyond words) to have found you on social media!!!!”

Paint Expressive Florals

Learn my simple proven approach to painting hydrangeas. Become more free and expressive with your brush strokes. Infuse your paintings with light.

Paint Glass Like a Pro

Learn a technique for drawing the ellipse — understand the foreshortened circle. Receive tips about refraction, and reflected highlights.

Achieve Color Harmony

Discover the secret of using a mother color. Develop a keen color sense. Learn how to mix and use pretty neutrals.

I’m Sue Riger

Welcome to my art school!

I love to paint. I also love to help people.

I'm a happy camper on the planet and I'm going after my dreams. This school is a dream realized!

For me, paintings point to the beauty that surrounds us. They serve as stillpoints, reminders to slow down and enjoy the moments.

I'm happy to say I have studied under many of the painters I most admire. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, but most of what I've learned has come from workshops, residencies, and courses I've taken more recently.

I'm excited to pass the skills, tips, and secrets I've picked up along the way. May my courses bring you more joy in your creative journey.