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I have extensive art teaching experience (more than 35 years), great tutoring skills and remarkable painting and drawing skills (45+ years). I have Master’s degree in Arts, Education and Psychology.

ART CLASSES provide with lots of insight and are a learning experience. We are exploring all aspects from subject, composition, colors, textures to secrets of color mixing, values and their importance. You will enjoy lots of attention and very individualized instruction whether you are an absolute beginner or somebody who has been painting before. Our ART CLASSES are not crowded: 5 to 8 students at a time.

PAINTING WORKSHOPS are marked specially: during workshop, we are painting one particular image start to finish. WORKSHOP deals with specific set of approach and explores specific subject, theme, composition, colors or effects.

All classes and all workshops require to have your own materials because it is a huge plus and helps tremendously.

MATERIALS FOR ACRYLIC PAINTING classes and workshopsAcrylic painting materials for art classes

MATERIALS FOR WATERCOLOR and DRAWING classesMaterials for art classes in watercolor and drawing

PAYMENTS:

Please e-mail for last minute inclusions. Payment should be made in advance, on Monday of the week when class takes place at the latest: e-mail transfer, Paypal  or cash.  Soon payments will be accepted through the website.

Please notify at least 7 days prior to project start date of any cancellations to receive a refund. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days prior to project start date or during the project. Any fee can be transferred to another participant. I will return the amount you paid minus $20 because your spot might not fill. If you have a replacement student, you will receive a refund minus $10 for handling the payment. If you have paid in person, you will receive full refund.

PRIVATE CLASSES

Drawing, watercolor and acrylic: still life, flowers, buildings and landscape. Only with student’s materials. 1 to 2 hours a day. Between 12 (noon) and 4 pm. Monday to Thursday. Up to August 15 and from October 8. $60 per hour.

WATERCOLOR, SKETCHING AND DRAWING CLASSES

Regular  WATERCOLOR, DRAWING AND SKETCHING classes are on TUESDAYS 6.30 pm to 8.30 . This class resumes on OCTOBER 3 and takes place to DECEMBER 19 . Each set of 4 classes (project): $120. Only with student’s materials.

Please check out the summer projects which have different starting time and take place on different days. 

Outdoor and indoor drawing and sketching offers a huge advantage over painting from photographs.

Sketching is a skill that every potential artist should have.

DRAWING AND SKETCHING  FLOWERS, PLANTS and GARDEN FOR WATERCOLOR indoors and outdoors (plein air and class room)  

AUGUST 8, 9, 15 and 16; fee $120

Every class: 6 pm to 8 pm

BASIC DRAWING CLASSES FOR ARTISTS AND BEGINNERS IN ANY MEDIUM, INTENSIVE LEARNING

We will explore the following:

What to draw and what to leave out? Abstract and detailed parts of drawing, sketch or painting

Good compositions for multiple objects; How to create attractive and interesting painting

How to choose the subject for drawing and create a reference sketch and photo

What is value and how do we implement value in color?

How to draw and paint leaves; How to draw and paint blooms; How to draw and paint plants and vegetables; How to create a sketch of close-up blooms

Any age adults, youth, seniors; teens who attend with parents or on their own should be 12+ For younger students, the class is too complex.

Plants, flowers and backyard make the most beautiful subject for watercolor and paintings in any other medium.  Sketching and drawing such composition elements allows using them with confidence in a painting. It is a big advantage being able to draw from reality. Suitable for beginners and any other level.

ONLY WITH STUDENT’S MATERIALS:  watercolor paper (thick, heavy, cold press) from approx. 9 x 12 in to  12 x 16 in, block, pad or separate sheets, not less than 4;  transparent transfer paper 6-8 sheets, the same size what watercolor paper;  artist grade soft (kneaded) eraser, pencil (not too soft, harder is better), small set of watercolors (3 primary colors, plus Payne’s grey, Alizarian Crimson or Permanent rose, Leaf green, Golden ochre and Burnt sienna.). You will need black pen (Micropen 0.2 or any other black pen that does not smear and bleed with water), 2 round , soft watercolor brushes with fine tips: No. 6 and No. 10-12; paper towel (quite a lot), palette with large mixing areas (small mixing wells and areas DO NOT WORK).

Payment by August 4, EOD  at the latest.

ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES

ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE AND NATURE PAINTING: resumes on October 4 on WEDNESDAYS 6.30 pm-8.30 pm. Each set of 4 classes (project): $120.  OCTOBER 4-DECEMBER 13. Set of 3 classes: $90 (last 3 classes). Only with student’s materials.

Any age adults, youth, seniors; teens who attend with parents or on their own should be 12+, younger students will find the class too difficult.

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BOOK PAINTING PARTIES OR PAINTING EVENTS FOR 5 to 10 PARTICIPANTS! CHOOSE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR OR FUN WITH ACRYLIC. 2 hour events: $60 per person; 3 hour events: $80 per person. Minimum number of participants 5. Materials and refreshments (3 hour events) included. Please use the  application form below.

 PLEASE SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FORM IN ORDER TO SECURE YOUR SPOT IN ART CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, OR HAVE A PAINTING SESSION ON YOUR OWN

APPLICATION FOR ART CLASS OR PAINTING SESSION

Application is completed when payment is made.

In case of unexpected absence, you can transfer your participation fee to another person. We have often people from one family, colleagues or friends.

GIFT CERTIFICATES are available for any event or classes: special birthday, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and similar gift certificates are available