Ruth helped put the “wild” back in Wild Iris Rose.  She is a compassionate, patient, supportive and knowledgeable artistic guide. To paraphrase Tom Robbins, “In the haunted house of life, art is a creaky stair.”    I’m C R E A K I N’ thrilled to have taken a class from Ruth.

– Wild Iris


Taking a class from Ruth Chase is as much about embracing life as it is about learning to draw.

“She has this amazing way of meeting each student at their moment of need – be it technical or emotional – and grants permission to quiet our judgmental mind chatter. Besides providing drawing instruction, I feel Ruth nurtures my creative soul. She shows a genuine commitment to helping me find my path as an artist. Her classes are very affordable plus she provides all the materials needed for each class so you can experience different kinds of art without having to make a big investment”.

– Flo Fahrenheit




I know I can depend on her input to help me understand new concepts and techniques and move to a more sophisticated level.

I look forward to taking art classes with Ruth Chase because I am always looking for a way to push my work beyond what I already do.
– Barbara from Auburn



Ruth has helped to re-awaken the artist within me.

“Her classes are informative and fun. Her teaching style is relaxed and conducive to creativity. I am already signed up for another class and can’t wait!”

– Julie Johnson


Ruth has so much knowledge to offer when it comes to teaching art.

“I’ve so enjoyed thinking in terms of self in my art. I had never taken an art class before and was quite pleased with the study. In fact, I went home picked up my daughter’s pencils and started drawing. Ruth is a very talented artist and teacher. It was also fun to see the experienced artists in the class discover a new sense of self in their own expression of art after taking Ruth’s art class. Thank you so much”.

– Laura Beavers


I wanted to cut-loose a bit in my art and see what might happen if I worked more freely. Boy, you are the right teacher for that experience. I found your talks, instruction and particularly demonstrations to be exactly what I needed to connect my art to me personally, and allow it to flow. What a gift you have for articulating the “heart and spirit” of creating art.



She’s expansive and playful. 

“Ruth provides excellent large sheets of paper, soft vine charcoal, and a live model. I liked her style of teaching. Her interest is in liveliness and authenticity of line and the flow she created in the class helped me not to get fussy.  At the end, though, we did refine one study and her comments were precise, helping me to see something I had avoided and a way to define the shape of the knee better. This was a great class”.

– Alicia Vandevorst


 I really enjoyed her no barriers approach to art and how it applies to our inner world.

“Ruth is extraordinarily insightful on what fine art offers and communicates it well. In just one class, I left with a different view of my artistic ability!”

– Penny Pearl


Food for the artistic brain! Loved all her classes.

“Ruth explains so well on all her classes she gets you motivated to create. So happy I met her I have learned so much!”

– Sheri

Above comments taken from the fantastic!  Outside Inn blogger


Thank you for introducing my child to art that allows him to explore.

“Now he is collecting stuff to create with. First thing this morning he was making a beautiful self-portrait. It’s so neat to watch my son discover all aspects of art”.– Jen




“What I experienced today was a valuable insight.

“I’m not sure you know how valuable your teaching is.”

– Nanci S.


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