Adult & Teen Online Classes

All online classes are presented via Zoom. Please download Zoom ( You will be emailed Zoom meeting URL link to join the class at least 1 day before the start of the class (a supply list will be emailed upon registration).​​

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Spring 2021 Online Classes


Two 5-week sessions available with award-winning watercolorist Thomas Trausch
Absolute Basics in Watercolor for Beginners and Intermediate
Instructor: Thomas Trausch

You will learn the basic techniques of using watercolor, how to compose a painting, how to mix colors and what role values play in a watercolor.  You will be given weekly exercises to visually explore each of these cornerstones of this unique medium.  These classes are intended for those who haven’t painted and for those who would like to receive comprehensive training in advancing their work. You will receive individual attention. 
When: Mondays, 4/5-5/3 (5 Classes)
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Cost: $220

Innovative Approaches to Pen / Ink Drawing with Watercolor Washes
Instructor: Thomas Trausch

Using different types of pens and techniques, you will learn to observe and quick sketch and how to apply loose applications of washes of color. Techniques and skills learned in this course can be put to great use in a daily travel sketchbook to record your impressions.
When: 5/10-6/14 (5 classes)
No class 5/31
Time: 3:00-5:00
Cost: $220


Brush-Up on Basic Watercolor Techniques, two 5-week sessions
Instructor: Fran Vail

Each week I will send you a photo several days before class, which will address an essential technique of watercolor: mixing colors, wet and dry brush applications, blending edges, perspective, etc. You’ll draw the photo image in preparation for the class so we can spend our time painting. I will be available to help you via email during the week on all your painting projects. 
Short supply list, (see here)
When: Tuesdays, 4/6-5/4 and 5/11-6/8, two 5-week sessions
Time: 9:30 – 11:30am
Cost: $220 each session


Painting with Lisa, two 5-week sessions
Instructor: Lisa DePinto

Art is an opening, and through the magic of Zoom we’ll explore your unique artistic vision and open up to seeing the beauty of the everyday, channeling our creative energy onto canvas. Our classes will function the same as they would in person and include demonstrations as well as time to share and discuss each other’s work. Together we’ll also study the work of contemporary artists and old masters. We’ll make the most of being homebound and learn to see our interiors—as statements of the beauty of our everyday lives and all that surrounds us—through fresh, artistic eyes. Feel free to work from a personal arrangement of beloved pieces in your home or directly from a photograph or painting from an inner vision. Whatever you choose, you’ll receive plenty of instruction and encouragement along the way.
Short supply list, (see here)
When: Wednesdays, 4/7-5/5 and 5/12-6/9
Time: 2:30-4:00pm
Cost: $190 each session


Instructor: Nina Weiss

Come travel with me using the magic of ZOOM; from the comfort of your computer. Learn how to quickly capture landscapes inspired by travels at home and abroad. Using gestural line, expressive color, strong compositions and colored pencil technique we will create lively drawings and sketches from photographic references.
Students are encouraged to use the painting medium of their choice.
Short supply list, (see here)
When: Thursdays, 4/8-5/13
Time: 7:00-8:30
Cost: $220

Watercolor Evenings – two 5-week sessions
Instructor: Peter Jablokow

Peter is a master watercolorist whose demonstrations have inspired many artists over the years. He will focus on simple compositions to keep painting skills fresh during this virtual class. He will explain and illustrate through his demos an understanding of how the paint works, why unexpected things happen and how to work with them…along with layering, values, color, creating volume and perspective. Individual student attention and critiques will be included. Short supply list, (see here)
When: Thursdays, 4/8-5/6 and 5/13-6/10
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: $190 each session