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Youth Art Classes at Live Oak Conservancy

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on September 4, 2021

Live Oak Theatre and Conservatory expands its program to include a special class in youth art conducted by Robyn Gray. The class is for boys and girls ages 9 to 19.

Youth Art Classes at Live Oak Conservancy

Students will be taught about perspective, basic shapes, shading, reflections and blending as they work with a different medium each month: charcoal & pastels, watercolor, acrylics, colored pencils, mosaics, copper art, or wood burning. Some of their works will be displayed at City Hall. This is a special 1.5 hour class is held on Mondays from 5:00 – 6:30pm. Tuition is $50 per month

As always, classes are held at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville FL 34601.

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About Robyn Gray

A native of Michigan, Robyn Rutzen Gray is a retired elementary teacher/administrator.  She holds a master’s degree in elementary education from Western Michigan University and has taught for 34 years in public schools in Michigan, Missouri, and Christian schools, camps, and churches in Florida.  She was Elementary Principal, Academic Coordinator and Dean of Girls for five years at Hernando Christian Academy as well as a fifth-grade teacher for 12 years.  Art had always been a part of her elementary classroom instruction.  In 1999, Walmart chose her as “Teacher of the Year” for Hernando County.

As a child she traced the artwork of her parents and spent much of her free time drawing.  One could say she is a self-taught artist but trained to teach.

Robyn has been teaching art for the past 13 years of retirement.  She has introduced to the students the media of acrylic, watercolor, pastels, oils, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, oil pastels, copper art, wood burning, mosaics, jewelry, and scratchboard.  During most of these media she has incorporated various drawing techniques.  The students’ works have periodically been on display at City Hall and at the Hernando County Fair.  The students’ works have earned many “superior” blue ribbons and several “Best of Show” and “Best of Class” rosette ribbons at the fair.  Robyn mats and frames much of the students’ work.

About the Live Oak Conservatory Programs

Live Oak Theatre & Conservatory is – above all – a family friendly theatre program which exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying family friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities.

We offer group classes and private lessons in acting, improv, youth art, musical theatre, singing, hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, Acro, and most musical instruments including piano, guitar, and violin. 

To compliment Live Oak Theatre’s tradition of bringing top notch musical theatre entertainment and training to our community, our Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and drama which together make up a well-rounded and versatile performing arts educational program. Children… and adults… can take these classes to enhance their creative and artistic skills and combine them with other fine arts and performing arts skills.   The Live Oak Conservatory is Hernando County’s one stop destination for education in the performing arts! 


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