This is a class for anyone who wishes to learn about oil paints and begin or continue to use them to create the paintings you’ve always wanted to!

Saturdays  10:30 am - 12:30 pm     March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

We will work with water mixable oils—no need for turpentine—when dry you will have a traditional oil painting. I will demonstrate in each class, working right along side everyone and going round to each of you. Working from reference photographs we explore the beauty of oil paints and the enormous pleasure gained from using them on canvas or almost any other material.

 “Improve Your Drawing Skills, Please!”

Sundays February 4,11,18,25, March 11

11:30 - 2:30 (five, 3 hour classes) (Snow Date March 18)

Drawing is the most fundamental skill in art.  By improving your drawing skills you will automatically become a better painter regardless of the medium you pain with, “drawing is the skeleton you hang your painting on” --Joseph Zbukvic, master watercolorist.  Or perhaps you simply want to draw.  It is fun and the possibilities are endless! The class will work from reference photos (provided)* and we will concentrate on the figure but will touch upon improving landscape drawing as well.

Who is this class for… anyone who wants to improve their drawing skills.  The class will provide tools and knowledge that will make your figure drawing, landscapes, and still lives better.  If you feel your lack of drawing skills is holding you back, or if you just want to draw better, join us for a fun and powerful five weeks of improvement. The instructor will demonstrate each different technique in a variety of mediums and the student will learn by seeing technique in action, and then doing!


Sat. January 27 (snow date 2/10)      11 am - 1:30 pm                       

Twig Heart Topiary  in Tiered Clay Pots

$50.00    Register by January 20

Tiered clay pots are the base for a heart topiary decorated with variegated ivy, miniature roses, and floral vines.

Approximately 20ʺ high. Learn how to construct and design a topiary, and how to apply your new skills to make other topiary designs. After a demonstration, Janice will walk around the class to assist each participant in creating a topiary for the home or as a gift, providing many years of enjoyment. All materials included. Cutting tools and glue guns are shared. Students may bring their own cutting tools and glue guns.