Frequently asked questions:


Fun With Pastels!

Oct 6-Nov 10, 2015

You say that you can’t draw? No worries! This class is designed for students to have fun in a supportive environment as they explore the colors and textures of painting with soft pastels. The only prerequisite is an open mind.

Classes feature brief demos as well as small group and individual instruction. Students will have fun creating their own landscape pastel painting as they learn basic pastel techniques and the principles of composition, value, and color.

6 week classes $120

Tuesday Evenings

October 6-November 10, 2015

6:00-8:00 PM
Class size: 3 minimum, 6 maximum

All materials provided by the instructor. Sketchbook strongly recommended for practice at home but not required. Students may bring and use their own pastels if desired.

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 Sip and Paint

Round up some friends and let’s get together for a night (or afternoon, or morning) of art and laughs! I will guide participants through an acrylic painting and everyone will complete his or her own masterpiece by the end of the class. Please contact me to schedule the date and get more details.

Fee:$40  per student includes all materials and snacks.
Minimum enrollment 3, maximum enrollment 8

Saturday Workshops in Acrylic or Pastel

This workshop takes a step beyond the Sip and Paint model and is designed to guide new artists through the process of painting a simple impressionist style landscape while learning basics about color and value. Painting experience is not required but a sense of adventure is an important pre-requisite! All materials are provided and each participant will leave with a completed painting. Please contact me to schedule the date and get more details.
Fee: $70 per student includes coffee, lunch, and snacks
Minimum enrollment 3, maximum enrollment 8

Kids Workshops and Parties

For children age 7 and up

An opportunity for kids to experience a 2 hour art workshop and go home with an original 11X14 painting and a surprise “functional” piece of art!  This workshop is deigned to introduce children to painting with acrylics with sensitive encouragement and exploration of composition, color, and values. Fun, laughs, and WOW moments guaranteed!

Fee: $40 per student (3-5 students) $35 per student (6-8 students) includes all materials and snacks. Parents should provide smocks or aprons to protect children’s clothing. Birthday Parties are welcome! Please contact me to schedule the date and get more details.
Minimum enrollment 3, maximum enrollment 8


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How will my painting be shipped?

I use USPS and UPS for shipping .

How do you calculate shipping fees?

Shipping fees are based on size, weight,  and the degree of preparation and materials that it takes to ship the painting safely.

Will my painting be matted? Will it be framed?

All watercolor and pastel paintings come with a white mat that will fit a standard  size picture frame. Oil  and acrylic paintings are not matted. Frames are not included, except for some of the mini paintings, however you may contact me to discuss possible framing options.

Can I save shipping costs by  picking up my purchase at your studio?

Absolutely! Please contact me and we will arrange a convenient time to meet.