Weekly classes by Zoom and in real life

ZOOM morning Session

We meet on Tuesdays from 10 AM to 1 PM EST, on the following dates:

September 28

October 5, 12, 19, 26

November 2

ZOOM evening Session

We meet on Mondays from 6 to 9 PM EST, on the following dates:

September 27

October 4, 11, 18, 25

November 1

The fee for either six-week session is $235.

You don’t need to be in Maine to take these classes. We have students from Texas, Indiana, New York and elsewhere joining us.

As always, registration priority will be given to current students.

Plein air LOCAL class

The next session of plein air classes will be:

September 30

October 7, 14, 21, 28

November 4

Note: October is usually a stellar month in Maine, but if the weather turns on us, we'll finish off on Zoom. And unless I have a most unusual group, that will finish up plein air for the season.

The fee for the six-week session is $235.

About these classes:

We cover the same subjects indoors and outdoors:

  • Color theory
  • Accurate drawing
  • Mixing colors
  • Finding your own voice
  • Authentic brushwork

We stress painting protocols to get you to good results with the least amount of wasted time. That means drawing, brushwork and color. I’m not interested in creating carbon copies of my style; I’m going to nurture yours, instead. However, you will learn to paint boldly, using fresh, clean color. You’ll learn to build commanding compositions, and to use hue, value and line to draw the eye through your paintings.

Watercolor, oils, pastels, acrylics and—yes, even egg tempera—are all welcome.

All my Zoom classes are strictly limited to 14 people. Plein air is limited to 12.

Email me for more information and supply lists.

Cancellation/missed classes: no refunds starting one week prior to the first class. No refunds for missed classes. Missed classes can be made up by auditing another class during the same week, with the instructor’s permission.

“I have found many new and needed ways of working in watercolors, specifically the prep work… I never had lessons that included these steps, only workshops that were demos, then you were on your own, then a time of critique. Found out ideas that should have been done before I painted. So now I feel I’m on a good new track.” (Carol Durkee)

“Some teachers are good artists, and some artists are good teachers, but it is rare to find a good artist who is also a good teacher. Carol is one of them. She will teach you the fundamentals you need to know, which a lot of teachers gloss over without explanation, but she also takes you to the next level, wherever you are on the learning curve.

“She is not only a skilled practitioner, but is also knowledgeable about the more theoretical aspects, which she clearly and simply explains so you can to apply them to your own work. She knows the history of art, and can point out examples from well-known artists, both contemporary and past, that illustrate her points. She is very supportive and is quick to point out what is successful in your work, but doesn’t coddle or patronize, so you do get valuable constructive critiques of every piece, and continue to learn and grow.

“Her classes are well run, but also have a nice relaxed feeling that’s builds comradery among students. She provides good exercises for in- and out of class, based on her perception of the actual needs of the particular students in each group. She can work with you in oils, watercolors, or acrylics. I like to recommend her to my artists friends because I can do so with the confidence that they will not be disappointed. If you want a no-nonsense and practical artist-teacher who gives you what you need to improve your art, look no further.” (Dave Blanchard, Camden ME)

“This was the best painting instruction I have ever had. Carol’s advice in color mixing was particularly eye-opening. Her explanations are clear and easy to understand. She is very approachable and supportive. I would take this course again in a heartbeat.” (Carol T.)

Want to learn more?

To register for future classes or be added to a wait-list, contact me today!