Fantastic Beetles

Dates: Wednesdays, November 8-December 6, 2023 (no class November 22)
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time, 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00-8:00 PM London Time
Critique Sessions: Tuesdays, November 14-December 12, 1:00 PM Pacific, 4:00 PM Eastern, 9:00 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Watercolor & ink

It’s reported there are over 350,000 known species of beetles in the world. Long been prized by collectors due to their variety in shape, size and gorgeous coloration and patterning; beetles’ alien beauty have also been a fascination for artists. In this class, we will spend 4 weeks exploring how to illustrate a few of these remarkable critters while learning a variety of watercolor and ink/bleach (!) techniques. Suitable for all skill levels.


Event Date 11-08-2023
Event End Date 12-06-2023
Individual Price $295.00

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Small Group Critique Winter 2024

 By limiting these sessions to no more than  6  students, we have the luxury of time to explore the work completed each month.  Offered in a 3 month block, each student has the opportunity to take in and act upon gentle suggestions to show growth and development in their work over time. As with all my classes, recordings will be available for later review. 

Winter 2024 - Thursdays;  January 11, February 8, March 7; 3pm to 4pm Pacific Time.

Event Date 01-11-2024
Event End Date 03-08-2024
Individual Price $60.00

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Travel Sketching and Journaling

Dates: Wednesdays, January 17-31, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time, 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00-8:00 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Watercolor/Ink & Wash

One of the things that really makes trips enjoyable for me is to take along a sketchbook and travel watercolor kit to quickly capture a scene. I’ve found that doing this helps me to slow down and be very present in that moment and at that place. When I look at my sketchbook later, maybe long after I’m home again, the drawings and notes bring me back to that moment in a very immediate and evocative way. It’s this pleasure I hope to encourage students to feel, too.

In this course will offer techniques and methods to quickly capture travel moments, even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush. By learning the fundamentals of watercolor and line & wash, you will come away feeling ready to record those moments while out in the world.


Event Date 01-17-2024
Event End Date 01-31-2024
Individual Price $225.00

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Composition Bootcamp

Composition Bootcamp

Watercolor or Gouache

4 weeks- Online

Mondays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024

10am to 12pm PST; Sunday Critique sessions TBD

All Skill levels

One of the most baffling problems for students of creativity is how to make decisions while painting - whether to  make something lighter or darker or bigger or smaller or brighter or duller.  This 4 week course will allow us to take an in-depth look at such topics as the role of composition, design elements & principles, balance & extremes, Notan & Chiaroscuro, contrasts and much much more.  We will use skill building exercises, homework assignments and drills, and weekly critiques to cement our growing understanding.

Event Date 02-05-2024
Event End Date 03-03-2024
Individual Price $280.00

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Nature Illustration in Scratchboard

Winslow Art Center - Online

Dates: Wednesdays, February 21-March 6, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time, 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time
Level: All
Medium: Scratchboard

Ink on scratchboard offers the illustrator a unique style in order to depict a variety of nature subjects.   This introductory class will aquaint artists with the fundamentals of working with ink on scratchboard/clayboard, exploring techniques to yeild textures.

Event Date 02-21-2024
Event End Date 03-06-2024
Individual Price $225.00
Wildflowers, Bees & Bugs

Winslow Art Center - Online

Wednesdays, April 17-May 1, 2024; 10AM - 12PM Pacific Time

Critique Sessions: Tuesdays, April 23 - May 7, 2024; 1pm Pacific Time

 “Let’s be wildflowers, let our souls be scattered by the wind….let us grow, wild and free, in the places where our longings are filled.” G.C.

Celebrate Spring by learning to paint wildflowers, bees and bugs in watercolor in this 3 week online course.  Suitable for all skill levels, we will explore a variety of watercolor techniques and approaches.



Event Date 04-17-2024
Event End Date 05-01-2024
Individual Price $260.00
Tidepools in Watercolor

Winslow Art Center - Online

Tidepools in Watercolor & Gouache

Wednesdays, May 15 - June 5, 2024; 10AM - 12PM Pacific Time

Critique Sessions: Tuesdays, May 21  June 11, 1PM Pacific Time

Suitable for all skill levels, this 4 week course will focus on the amazing diversity to be found among tidepools.   Watercolor & gouache handling techniques will aide us in depicting the amazing littoral critters to be found among the water's edge.


Event Date 05-15-2024
Event End Date 06-05-2024
Individual Price $295.00
Reflective Surfaces in Gouache

Winslow Art Center - Online

Reflective Surfaces in Gouache

Dates: Wednesdays, June 26 - July 10, 2024

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM Pacific Time

Critique Sessions: Tuesdays, July 2 - July 16, 1 PM Pacific Time

Level: Intermediate

Having at least a basic understanding of gouache, this 3 week class (plus critique sessions) will explore how to paint metal objects. We will learn to look closely at reflective surfaces and suss out how to create shiny, reflective objects using gouache’s unique properties. Lectures, demonstrations, in-class participation exercises and homework will further our experience and enjoyment with this versatile medium.



Event Date 06-26-2024
Event End Date 07-10-2024
Individual Price $260.00

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