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.

Spring – Summer 2017

Drawing Workshops

Burrowing OwlJoin me for a fun and relaxing evening of drawing. Each week we will explore a new technique and by the end of each class you’ll have a completed a 5″ x 7″ drawing to take home. Join me for one class or all three and discover how much fun drawing can be! A materials fee of $5 is due to the instructor at each class, which includes all materials.

Chinese Brush Painting – 6 week Workshop

Explore the beauty of Chinese Brush Painting by using simple brush strokes to give an impression of your subject. In this 6-week class we’ll begin with the “Four Gentlemen” (bamboo, plum blossom, chrysanthemums, orchid), then we’ll apply what we’ve learned to paint peonies, irises, birds, simple landscape scenes, and more.

  • Tuesdays, May 16 – Jun 20 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Artascope
  • Can’t make all the classes? Drop-ins are welcome just call (207) 847-4060 for availability and fees.

Watercolor Florals

Summer is a wonderful time to paint flowers from the garden. Join me as we explore different techniques for capturing the beauty of flowers and leaves in watercolor. There will be demonstrations and plenty of time for and individual guidance. All levels are welcome. Download the supply list »

Chinese Brush Painting – One Day Workshops

Green WarblerDiscover 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.

  • Birds & Animals: Sunday, June 11 | 9:00am – 4:00pm at Artascope
  • Flowers: Sunday, August 27 | 9:00am – 4:00pm at Artascope
  • Trees, Flowers, & Landscapes: date coming soon!

Past Classes & Workshops

2017

  • 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

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  • 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