Adult & Teen Online Classes

Fall 2020

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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Simplifying Landscapes Successfully - Water-based Media, two 5-week sessions
Instructor: Thomas Trausch

“Working with exploratory studies in pencil and watercolor, we will  break down a landscape into its most basic shapes. Large relationships of color and value and composition will be emphasized and not detail. We will paint the essence, the abstract quality of what we are after with your personal approach and interpretation highly encouraged on how you see and feel.
We will progress to larger and more complex paintings with surface textures and markings.
When: 9/21-10/26 and 11/2-11/30
No class: 9/28
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

Cost: $185 each session


​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. 

Class limited to 8 students.
Short Supply List (SEE HERE)

When: Tuesdays, 9/22 – 10/20 and 10/27-11/24
Time: 10:00 – 11:30am
Cost: $185 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—something as simple as your kitchen sink or intricate as a bouquet of flowers—through fresh, artistic eyes. Feel free to work from a personal arrangement of beloved pieces in your home or directly from a photograph if you prefer. Whatever you choose, you’ll receive plenty of instruction and encouragement along the way.

Class limited to 8 students.
Short Supply List (SEE HERE)
When: Wednesdays, 9/23-10/21 and 10/28-11/25
Time: 2:30-4:00pm
Cost: $185 each session


Color and Composition:  GET ORGANIZED! 
Instructor: Nina Weiss

A successful painting is based in good composition and color usage.  In this on-line class, explore color relationships and strengths; how shape, positive and negative space can balance your compositions; and why SCALE and PLACEMENT are so important!  Course includes a color theory review; downloadable handouts, and visuals.

Class limited to 8 students.
When: Thursdays, 9/24 – 10/22
Time: 7-8:30
Cost: $185

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.

Class limited to 8 students.
When: Thursdays, 9/24 – 10/22 and 11/12 – 12/17
No class: 11/26
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: $185 each session