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“Cynthia is one of the best painting teachers I’ve had.  She’s super organized, which allows her to cover a lot more material in a few hours than most teachers.  She’s serious but has a wicked sense of humor.  From her good direction, for the first time in my life, I actually think I ‘get’ how to paint the lights and darks in pine trees!”


“Cynthia is a very well-prepared instructor who makes lessons accessible to all levels of artistic experience.  Her class is a great balance of direct instruction, independent practice and supportive individual coaching.  She has a good sense of humor.  I highly recommend Cynthia’s classes.”   


“Where to start….I have taken a number of classes from Cynthia and each one of them was a treasure!  She is a gifted teacher who comes to class highly prepared to present and share her considerable knowledge of art and watercolor, in particular, with her students.  I had some art training previously but no other teacher in my experience dove as deeply into color theory, composition, materials, etc., as Cynthia.  She spends time with her students analyzing the ‘order of operations’ from examples.  This in particular has really helped me improve my skills and understanding of watercolor.  Don’t miss an opportunity to take a class from her.”

- Katy Foster

“I have to confess that I always felt overwhelmed and challenged by watercolor media.  After taking a few classes with Cynthia, where she practically took me by the hand and showed me different ways to gain control of watercolor, I now have a clearer understanding about paints and composition.  I love the clarity and systematic way Cynthia presents this vast ocean of information.”  

- Yonat Michaelov

"Cynthia Armstrong is a good teacher. She has a lesson plan, and a way to get her message across;  and the message sticks. At the end of any of her courses, her students leave with tools they can use.

Cynthia's classes have changed the way I see the world, and how I put it on paper with paint.  She is prepared, organized, funny, and doesn't waste your time.  She fills your time with value----after Cynthia's class you are informed, practiced, enhanced, and more skilled.

And she is a beautiful artist herself---seeing her art is the most enchanting allure of all.

- Tina Rude


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