One thing I enjoy almost as much as drawing is sharing my love of art with others. My classes are packed with information and inspiration, and I hope my enthusiasm helps all of my students to find their own creative voice. Classes are held through local adult community education programs. Classes can be one night or multi-week workshops. Check the listings below for upcoming classes (the links will take you to more information, including how to register for a class) or contact me to discuss scheduling a class.

Summer

Chinese Brush Painting – One Day Workshop

Discover the beauty of Chinese Brush Painting–the art of using simple brush strokes to give the impression of a subject or scene. You will learn the most common brushstrokes used in brush painting. Once you’ve had time to practice each stroke you’ll learn how to combine them to paint popular subjects like birds, flowers, animals, and landscapes. A supply kit will be available for purchase the day of the workshop for $15.

  • Flowers: Sunday, August 27 | 9:00am – 4:00pm at Artascope

Fall – Early Winter

Watercolor Landscapes

Mountain LakeDiscover how enjoyable painting in watercolor can be. We’ll explore how to paint interesting skies, how to add trees and mountains to a scene, how to choose colors, and create compositions from photographs. There will be demonstrations and plenty of time for practice and individual guidance. No experience is necessary, all levels are welcome.

Chinese Brush Painting

Explore the beauty of Chinese Brush Painting by using simple brush strokes to give the impression of your subject. In this 3-week class we’ll explore one of the most popular subjects in brush painting – birds. We’ll paint a variety of birds and learn how to compose a scene with them. No experience is necessary. A materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Drawing Nights

Learn how to work with colored pencils while receiving detailed instruction in these fun one night classes. Each week we’ll be drawing a new subject that highlights a different technique. No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided including an 8″ x 10″ mat for easy framing.

Colored Pencil Textures

Discover techniques that will add a touch of realism to your colored pencil drawings. Learn how to depict the texture of trees, weathered wood, rocks, glass, and metal. There will be demonstrations and plenty of time for practice and individual guidance. No experience is necessary, all levels are welcome.

2018

Drawing Nights

Learn how to work with colored pencils while receiving detailed instruction in these fun one night classes. Each week we’ll be drawing a new subject that highlights a different technique. No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided including an 8″ x 10″ mat for easy framing.

  • Drawing Animals – Snowshoe Rabbit: Monday, Jan. 29 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm at RSU5 Community Education
  • Drawing Night – Sea Shells: Monday, Feb. 5 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm at RSU5 Community Education
  • Drawing Night – Landscape: Monday, Feb. 12 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm at RSU5 Community Education
  • Chinese Brush Painting

    Celebrate spring by painting flowers in the style of Chinese Brush. We’ll explore how to combine simple brushstrokes to create a variety of botanicals. Some of the flowers we’ll paint include the peony, sunflower, and fuchsia (with a bonus hummingbird). No experience is necessary. A materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the first class.

    Past Classes & Workshops

    2017

    • Jun: Watercolor Florals
    • Jun: Chinese Brush Painting Birds & Animals: One Day Workshop
    • May – Jun: Chinese Brush Painting 6-week artist series
    • May: Drawing Workshops: Birds, Botanicals, and Drawing Owls on Black Paper
    • Apr: Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting: One Day Workshop
    • Apr: Paint Night – Chinese Brush Irises
    • Jan – Mar: Magic of Watercolor Pencil
    • Jan – Feb: Introduction to Watercolor Painting

    2016

      Barred Owl

    • Nov – Dec: Drawing Maine Wild Life
    • Oct: Chinese Brush Painting Poinsettias
    • Sept – Oct: Nature Sketching
    • June: Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting
    • Mar – June: Drawing Birds in Watercolor Pencil
    • Mar – May: Drawing Plants in Colored Pencil
    • Jan – Mar: Introduction to Creative Lettering

    2015

    • Dec: Paint Your Own Holiday Cards
    • Nov: Drawing Animals in Colored Pencil
    • Nov: Colored Pencil Drawing Night
    • Oct: Quick & Clever Watercolor Pencils
    • Sept: Drawing Night: Pastel Panda
    • Apr – May: Drawing Birds in Colored Pencil
    • The Queen - OrchidMar – Apr: Drawing the Kitchen Garden in Colored Pencil
    • Jan – Feb: Introduction to Watercolor Pencil

    2014

    • Nov – Dec: Drawing on Black Paper
    • Oct – Dec: Drawing Nature with Colored Pencil
    • Sept – Oct: Getting Started with Colored Pencil
    • Sept: Colored Pencil Workshop for Beginners
    • Apr – May: Drawing Birds in Colored Pencil
    • Feb – Mar: Getting Started with Colored Pencil