Plein air in midcoast Maine

If you can drive to Rockport, you can take this class. It’s strictly limited to 12 people, and it meets in various beauty spots in the region on TUESDAYS from 10 AM to 1 PM.

The dates are:
June 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26

This is a SEVEN-WEEK session and the fee is $300.

These are the only weekly classes I'll be offering this summer, as after that I start to travel for workshops and events.

CRITIQUE class on Zoom

This class is open to intermediate- or higher-level students only: those who need less practical demonstration and more analysis.

You will be responsible for bringing three works per week for critique and analysis. They can be either fresh work or stuff you’ve gotten hung up on and can’t finish, but this is an invitation and goad to paint a lot over the summer.

Everyone who’s enrolled in this class is expected to contribute to the critique. Obviously, it’s formal analysis and not just “I like/don’t like” but by bringing critical thinking to others’ work, you’ll learn to critique your own and thereby jumpstart changes in your own work.

This is going to be more difficult than a class where I say, “paint a pumpkin” and you paint a pumpkin. It will require constant analytic thought. If we finish the critique in less than the three-hour allotment, you’ll spend the remaining time working on the suggestions we’ve made.

The dates for this are:

Monday, 6-9 PM

June 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25

This class is aimed at intermediate level and above. If you have questions, contact me.

The fee for this class is $270.

“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!