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Private and Group Art Classes and Creative Parties
I am an artist and master teacher, practicing the concept that creativity matters.  I teach art making with a classical approach to technique and composition, and a creative approach to helping students find their own voices in creating original work.  I bring to my classes freedom for experimentation and imagination.  Individual creative expression combined with the confident handling of technique is the goal. 
I book classes as people call me.  Private classes are available on weekdays and evenings.  Group classes are limited to six students or less, in order to insure that each person gets lots of individual attention and plenty of workspace. 
My own art makes use of whatever materials and methods that seem appropriate to my ideas…paint, collage, and sculpture, drawing media or wax.  I have been teaching and inspiring students in all these media for forty years.  

Private Classes: $30/hr

Sumi Ink, Watercolor, Oil painting, Encaustic

Drawing – Sketching from Life
Pencil, Charcoal, Pastel, Ink

Creative Journaling
Collage, Stamping, Handmade Books, Travel Journals, Altered Books

On-Going Classes:

Watercolor - Thursday 7PM-9PM  4 week sessions $125

Oil painting - Fridays 12:30-4PM  4 week sessions $150
Group Classes 2018
Group classes are for beginning and intermediate students who want to learn the techniques necessary for painting in oil or watercolor.  Objectives are originality, mastery of media/technique and emergence of personal style.
-Four 3-hour small group art classes: $200

Creative Party Experiences
Showers – Group creation of gift album photo pages
Holidays – Seasonal greeting cards
Girl's Night Out - collage parties  
-$15. per person for 2-3 hour sessions, materials included.

  June 16th 2018

One Day Workshop 
This hands-on workshop is a great introduction if you've never worked with the medium before, or a useful refresher on basic methods of painting with molten bee's wax. We will cover all of the basics designed to give you a solid foundation to create from- including: 
- Grounds & supports 
- Fusing methods 
- Color mixing & incorporating other media
- Incised line work 
- Collage and transfers
- Use of oils and pigment sticks 

And much more! 
You will leave with your own painting created in class, as well as information on resource materials and supplies. 
All equipment and supplies provided. Limited to 6 students.  
Class meets 11 AM to 5 PM  Cost  $150.

Whiting Mills Studio
100 Whiting St.
Studio 414
Winsted, CT, 06098
Art Tours
Art and Cooking in Italy - click here for video of past tours

My Annual Valentines Making Party will be held in my studio, #414 Whiting Mills, on February 3rd., Sunday from 1-3:30 pm.  $20 materials fee. snow date is Saturday Feb. 9th
I hope you can join us for a delightful afternoon of art play, refreshments and lots of laughter. 
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