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2 New April Classes Start This Week !

NEW  Painting Solutions ~ Starts: April 6th !

Are you ready for some fun, enjoyable times ?

Are you ready to learn all those techniques, tips, and short cuts with your favorite painting media?  This class fills in all the gaps and missing bits that no one thought to show you or tell you about.
We cover materials, tools, techniques, effects, and everything else you want to know and try. You are welcome to join us if you are a beginner up to intermediate painter. You will learn and try out new techniques and build your skill set. This class is for watercolors, acrylics, gouache and oils.

This is the perfect time to tune up your paint brushes for the summer painting season !

PAINTING SOLUTIONS CLASSES ~ GREAT FOR ALL LEVELS

  • LIVE ON LINE CLASS
  • TIME: Tuesdays 10am – 1 pm. EXPERIENCE: Beginner to Intermediate levels welcome.
  • LOCATION: Live ZOOM stream class every week.
  • INSTRUCTION: Classes are small. Each student receives individual attention, instruction and guidance.
  • VIDEO: All classes are on video. if you miss a class you can watch it as many times as you like .
  • NEXT CLASS BEGINS APRIL 6TH!
  • DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.

NEW Online : Design with Color & Light Class ~ Starts: April 7th !

Good design is the most important thing in a painting.

In this class we are covering everything that goes into good design. Good design is the most important thing in a painting.  A painting with a good design is like a people magnet—you are drawn to it and you want to keep looking at it. The longer you look at it the more you see. It’s the secret sauce.

A painting with a good design is like a people magnet…you are drawn to it …

The class introduces you to the foundational elements of color and how it is used in designing a painting. We will discuss and look at complementary, analogous, triadic  and tetradic color schemes and how color is used for drama, impact, mood, and harmony.  We will do color warm-ups, exercises, paintings and homework to help solidify all this new information into your painting brain. Learn to create great paintings, paint with beautiful colors, build some solid skills and have fun!

Learn to create beautiful colors, make some great paintings and have fun!

  • LIVE ONLINE DESIGN CLASS ~ GREAT FOR ALL 
  • TIME: Wednesdays 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • EXPERIENCE: Experienced Beginner to Advanced levels welcome. If you are unsure of your ability please contact me:
  • LOCATION: Online: We paint in every class.
  • INSTRUCTION: Classes are small. Each student receives individual attention, instruction and guidance.
  • VIDEO: All classes are on video. if you miss a class you can watch it as many times as you like .
  • NEXT CLASS BEGINS APRIL 7TH !
  • DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.
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New Classes Next Week !

2 New Spring Classes!
Take some time for yourself.

NEW  Painting Solutions ~ March 2nd !

Are you ready for some fun, enjoyable times ?

Are you ready to learn all those techniques, tips, and short cuts with your favorite painting media?  This class fills in all the gaps and missing bits that no one thought to show you or tell you about.
We cover materials, tools, techniques, effects, and everything else you want to know and try. You are welcome to join us if you are a beginner up to intermediate painter. You will learn and try out new techniques and build your skill set. This class is for watercolors, acrylics, gouache and oils.

This is the perfect time to tune up your paint brushes for the summer painting season !

  • PAINTING SOLUTIONS CLASSES ~ GREAT FOR ALL AGES
  • TIME: Tuesdays 10am – 1 pm.
  • EXPERIENCE: Beginner to Intermediate levels welcome.
  • LOCATION: Live ZOOM stream class every week.
  • INSTRUCTION: Classes are small. Each student receives individual attention, instruction and guidance.
  • VIDEO: All classes are on video. if you miss a class you can watch it as many times as you like .
  • NEXT CLASS BEGINS MARCH 2ND! DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.

NEW Online Design with Color & Light Class ~ March 3rd !

Good design is the most important thing in a painting.

In this class we are covering everything that goes into good design. Good design is the most important thing in a painting.  A painting with a good design is like a people magnet—you are drawn to it and you want to keep looking at it. The longer you look at it the more you see. It’s the secret sauce.

A painting with a good design is like a people magnet…you are drawn to it …

The class introduces you to the foundational elements of color and how it is used in designing a painting. We will discuss and look at complementary, analogous, triadic  and tetradic color schemes and how color is used for drama, impact, mood, and harmony.  We will do color warm-ups, exercises, paintings and homework to help solidify all this new information into your painting brain. Learn to create great paintings, paint with beautiful colors, build some solid skills and have fun!

Learn to create beautiful colors, make some great paintings and have fun!

  • LIVE ONLINE DESIGN CLASS ~ GREAT FOR ALL 
  • TIME: Wednesdays 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • EXPERIENCE: Experienced Beginner to Advanced levels welcome. If you are unsure of your ability please contact me:
  • LOCATION: Online: We paint online every class.
  • INSTRUCTION: Classes are small. Each student receives individual attention, instruction and guidance.
  • VIDEO: All classes are on video. if you miss a class you can watch it as many times as you like .
  • NEXT CLASS BEGINS MARCH 3RD ! DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.
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New Classes ! Start January 2021 ~ Coming Soon !

2 New Winter Painting Classes!

NEW Online Painting Solutions Class ~ January 5th ! 

NEW Online Design With Color & Light Class ~ Jan 6th !

Take some time for yourself.

Winter is a perfect time to jump into a new Painting Class !

Painting Solutions : Would you like to have fun, learn how to get those special effects, use some new tools and try new materials that might just become your new favorites ?

  • PAINTING SOLUTIONS CLASSES ~ GREAT FOR ALL AGES
  • TIME: Tuesdays 10am – 12:30 pm.
  • EXPERIENCE: Beginner to Intermediate levels welcome.
  • LOCATION: Online: We paint online in every class.
  • INSTRUCTION: Classes are small. Each student receives individual attention, instruction and guidance.
  • NEST CLASS BEGINS JANUARY  5TH !
  • DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.

Design With Color & Light: Good design is the most important thing in a painting. Color is what makes it sing!

  • LIVE ONLINE PAINTING CLASS ~ GREAT FOR ALL AGES
  • TIME: Wednesdays 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • EXPERIENCE: Experienced Beginner to Advanced levels welcome.
  • LOCATION: Online: We paint online in every class.
  • INSTRUCTION: Classes are small. Each student receives individual attention, instruction and guidance.
  • NEXT CLASS BEGINS JANUARY 9TH !
  • DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.

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NEW CLASS : PAINTING SOLUTIONS ~ LIVE ONLINE

The View from Mount Agamenticus. Oil study 6X8″

CLASS STARTS : Tuesday : December 1, 2020 TIME: 10AM- 12:30 PM

The Foundation:

How to Make the Right Choices for Materials

  • Many students join my classes after they have studied with one or several other instructors. They come to the class with experience in some areas and gaps in others. I structured this class to fill in those gaps and to introduce you to new painting techniques.
  • We will cover types of paint, brushes & substrates and how they all relate to each other.
  • We will experiment with a variety of ways to apply paint for different effects.
  • We will practice different approaches and methods for developing a painting.

The Techniques: How Techniques Make a Difference

Your paintings look very different depending on what techniques you use. We will cover a variety of techniques and paint applications including the following and more!

  • From Drawing to Painting
  • Wipe Out
  • Alla Prima
  • The Quick Sketch
  • The extended Alla Prima
  • The Under painting
  • Wet on Wet
  • Block Color
  • Texture
  • Dry brush
  • Palette Knife
  • Blending
  • Impasto
  • Glazing
  • Brush work
  • Edges
  • Gradients
  • Lighting

Learn to confidently create paintings, build solid skills and have fun!

STUDENTS MAY USE ACRYLIC, OIL, OR GOUACHE & WATERCOLOR COMBO.

CLASS STARTS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND 10:AM – 12:30 PM. DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.

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NEW Online Design & Composition Painting Class ~ Sept 9th

Good design is the most important thing in a painting.

In this class we are covering everything that goes into good design. Good design is the most important thing in a painting.  A painting with a good design is like a people magnet, you are drawn to it and you want to keep looking at it. The longer you look at it the more you see. Its the secret sauce.

A painting with a good design is like a people magnet…you are drawn to it …

The class  introduces you to the foundational elements used in designing a painting. We will discuss and look at armatures, simplification and unification of shapes and masses, abstraction, cropping, framing, value, color, line, rhythm and pattern. We will do warm ups, drawing and painting exercises and homework to help solidify all this new information into your painting brain. Learn to create great paintings, build some solid skills and have fun!

Learn to create great paintings, build some solid skills and have fun!

CLASS STARTS SEPTEMBER 9TH 5:30 -8:00PM. DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.

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New Landscape Painting Class ~ August 5th!

The Smell of Rain. Oil. 8×10 NFS

Are you ready for some fun, enjoyable times right from the comfort of your home ?

If you are ready to add some beauty, enrichment and reward to your life, you will want to join us! This live streaming, online class is the perfect cure for the “stuck at home stuff.”

If you love painting landscapes and want to learn and utilize the best foundational elements of the masters in your landscapes, now is the time to pick up your brushes and jump in. This is the perfect time for you to practice everything you want to learn in the quiet of your studio before you venture outside. You are welcome to join us in the NEW Class starting August 5th!

NOW is the easiest time to jump into landscape painting !

  • ONLINE ZOOM CLASS ~ PERFECT FOR ALL AGES
  • TIME: Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 8 pm.
  • EXPERIENCE: Beginner to Intermediate levels welcome.
  • LOCATION: Where ever you are, from the comfort of your home or studio. Any where you have wifi!
  • INSTRUCTION: Classes are small. Each student receives individual attention, instruction and guidance.
  • NEXT CLASS BEGINS AUGUST 5TH ! DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.

New Live Streaming Landscape painting class starts August 5th, details & registration info here!

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New Summer Painting Classes Start Soon!

Are you ready for some fun enjoyable times ?

Are you ready to come out and paint? It’s summer in Maine! Would you like to have fun, enjoy this beautiful summer weather and make some great paintings? You are welcome to join us in my new Maine Plein Air Class starting June 30th!

Plein Air Classes

PLEIN AIR CLASSES~ TIME: Tuesdays 10am – 1 pm. EXPERIENCE: Beginner to Intermediate levels welcome. LOCATION: We paint at a new location every week. INSTRUCTION: Classes are small. Each student receives individual attention, instruction and guidance. CLASS BEGINS JUNE 30TH ! DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE!

Do you live far away?

Do you live far away? Do you work 9-5? For all of you who live far away from Maine or can’t fit a Tuesday morning class into your schedule, I teach an online, live streaming class. This is an evening class that will not interrupt your work day !

Live Online classes for everyone!

LIVE STREAMING CLASSES ~ TIME : Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm EXPERIENCE: All levels welcome. LOCATION: Zoom Class Room. You must have internet access. INSTRUCTION: Each student receives individual attention, instruction and guidance. CLASS BEGINS JULY 8TH ! DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE!

New Summer classes start soon ! Dates, details & Info here!

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Live Online Painting Class ~ !

A NEW ONLINE LANDSCAPE PAINTING CLASS STARTS NEXT WEEK ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH!

If you are ready to add some beauty, enrichment and reward to your life, you will want to join us! This live streaming, online class is the perfect cure for the “stuck at home stuff.” If you love painting landscapes and want to learn and utilize the best foundational elements of the masters in your landscapes, now is the time to pick up your brushes and join us. This is the perfect time for you to practice everything you’ll learn in the quiet of your studio before you venture outside.

This is the only live streaming Landscape Class I am offering this spring. If you wish to join us ~ description & registration are here.

Warm weather is here ! I’ve been out painting as much as I can in-between the spring showers. I’m looking forward toward to seeing the apple trees in full bloom!

I hope you all are healthy and thriving.

Remember to be kind to yourself and others, think of your loved ones, make time for quiet moments, breathe the fresh air and spend some in nature.

Paint and create beauty as if it counts. Because it does. It’s important to have quality in our lives.

Thank you all for being here.

Warmly,

Mary

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New Live Stream Landscape Class ~ May 13th !

A NEW ONLINE LANDSCAPE CLASS STARTS ON WEDNESDAY MAY 13TH.

If you love painting landscapes and want to learn and utilize the best foundational elements of the masters in your landscapes, now is the time to pick up your brushes and join us. This is the time for you to practice everything you learn in the quiet of your studio before you venture outside.

Our favorite landscape painting season is here. I’ve been out painting as much as I can in-between the many April showers. This spring has been a little chilly, the blossoms are slowly coming out. I’m looking forward toward to seeing the apple trees in full bloom!

This will be the last online Landscape Class offered this spring. If you wish to join us ~ description & registration are here.

I hope you are all healthy and thriving.

Remember to be kind to yourself and others, think of your loved ones, make time for quiet moments, breathe the fresh air and spend some in nature.

Paint and create beauty as if it counts. Because it does. It’s important to have quality in our lives.

Thank you all for being here.

Warmly,

Mary

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New Live Stream COLOR Class Starts May 5th

A NEW ONLINE COLOR CLASS STARTS ON TUESDAY MAY 5TH.

If you want to warm up your brushes and get into a good color mood now is the time to do that. The best painting season is steadily approaching. Even though this spring has been a little chilly, the blossoms are coming out. Even in the rain today, I see bright yellow daffodils and drifts of tiny blue flowers covering the lawn.

This will be the last online Color Class offered this year. If you wish to join us ~ description & registration are here.

I hope you are all healthy and thriving.

Take time for your loved ones, quiet moments, fresh air and nature.

Paint and create beauty as if it counts. Because it does. Its important to have quality in our lives.

Thank you all for being here.

Warmly,

Mary