If you're already on my mailing list, you'll get emails announcing all upcoming Zoom classes.
To join, just email me at:
Currently I'm offering these Zoom courses:
4-week Absolute Beginner course
3-Week Class in Flowers and Bouquets
3-Week Nature Landscape class
3-Week Urban Landscape, different courses for NYC and classic European buildings
3-Week Portraits of People
3-Week Animals - Fur, Feathers, Fins
To come in the near future:
3-Week Perspective and Incidental Figures in Landscape
3-week Composition and Color Mixing
The fee for 3-week Zoom classes is $95; a 4-week class is $130, via Zelle or Venmo.
I can send a PayPal invoice if you prefer, though that carries a $4 surcharge (sorry).
* Suggestions for class topics are welcome! *
can be arranged online via Zoom in your choice of topic.
usually available mid-day on weekdays, but I'm flexible.
The fee is $70 for one hour and 45 minutes per person, and
there's a discount if you do the lesson with a friend.
Any questions, just shout! Full updated Supplies List is below.
May we be painting together soon IRL...meanwhile, stay safe, sane, and healthy!
Classes below have been suspended
until it's safe again to meet in person.
Watercolor for Absolute Beginners
6-Week Beginner Classes
3-Week Basic Drawing Classes
3-Week Watercolor Mini-Classes on one topic
For full class descriptions and dates, scroll down. Questions? Just email me for more details.
You can choose from two identical 6-week BEGINNER WATERCOLOR classes, several one-day WORKSHOPS, and several 3-week one-topic MINI-CLASSES. These 3-week Tuesday Mini-Classes are open to those who have already completed the Beginner course; see below for more info.
The 3-week INTRO to DRAWING class is open to everyone, at any level.
TO JOIN MY EMAIL LIST: If you're interested in an upcoming class, a workshop, or a class later on, please email me now so I can let you know about future classes. firstname.lastname@example.org
Each Beginner class runs 2.5 hours for 6 weekly sessions; each costs $285 ($275 if you pay cash).
Mini-classes run 2.5 hours on three consecutive Tuesdays, and cost $150 ($140 if you pay cash)
One-Day Workshops are $140 ($130 if you pay cash) and run from 11 am until 4 or 4:30 pm.
The discount is also accepted via Venmo and Zelle as well as with cash.
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION is available at $95 for one hour and 45 minutes. Details below.
TO REGISTER: All you need to do is email me and tell me three things:
which class and which day you want to sign up for,
and whether you want a supplies Kit. The Beginner's Kit is $60 - description below.
TO PAY: I much prefer cash at the first session, or Venmo or Zelle; all allow you the $10 discount. If you'd prefer to use your credit card, you can also use the PayPal buttons instead.
LOCATION: All classes meet at 24-32 Union Square East, Studio 509. That address is the same as "Park Avenue South, between 15 and 16 Streets" in New York City. It's the Park South Plaza office building, two doors north of the Raymour-Flanigan furniture store.
Take the left-hand elevators to the fifth floor; Studio 509 is at the end of the hall, just around the corner. Subways: 4, 5, 6, L, N, R, Q, W. (Do check to be sure the L is running that day.)
to REGISTER and PAY
ABSOLUTE BEGINNER Basic Class
Please note that students must be age 17 or older to attend these classes.
Thursday evenings, from 7 till 9:30 pm and
Saturday afternoons, from 12 noon - 2:30 pm
Planned exercises in all basic techniques. Designed for those who have never painted with watercolor, or those who would like to expand their skills.
Small classes of six or seven people, zero pressure, lots of patient help.
If you prefer, you can buy a "Beginner's Kit," with everything you need, for $60 (about 15% less than shopping for individual items).
- a 12-sheet pad of 9x12” Arches brand top-quality paper;
- half a tube of each of 10 colors, plus free refills during class if you need them;
- a portable folding plastic palette;
- 4 high-quality synthetic brushes: large and small, flats and rounds.
Thursday, MAY 14, 7 pm
The FOLLOWING 6-week courses will start in late June.
SATURDAY, MAY 16
at 12 noon
The FOLLOWING 6-week courses will start someday when we can go out and meet again.
Email me to sign up, or just to be put on my email list so you'll get announcements with dates of upcoming classes.
for the 6-week CLASS ONLY with
NO KIT: $285.00 via credit card.
Note: The class fee is discounted $10 if you pay $275 CASH at the first session. I also accept Venmo and Zelle.
If you prefer to pay $285 with a credit card, for this or ANY 6-week Class WITHOUT the Beginner's Kit, click on the Buy Now button below:
TO REGISTER, JUST EMAIL ME and tell me which class and which day you want. Include your cell number, please.
PLEASE NOTE: The fees here are correct; I will soon change the PayPal buttons, which are incorrectly $280 and $340, to reflect the fees on this page.=============================
To register for the 6-week CLASS PLUS THE SUPPLIES KIT: $345.00 via credit card.
Again, you get a $10 discount if you pay CASH, Venmo or Zelle now or at the first session, so the fee is $335.00 for BOTH the Beginner's Kit AND any 6-Week Class. (The Kit is always $60.)
If you prefer to pay $345 using a credit card for both the Class and the Kit, please use the PayPal Buy Now button below. NOTE: TO REGISTER, JUST EMAIL ME and tell me which class and which day you want, and include your cell number, please.
PRIVATE Watercolor INSTRUCTION
Individual lessons are vailable at $95 for one hour and 45 minutes.
We can focus on exactly what you want to learn, and work at your own pace.
By appointment; usually late morning or early afternoon.
Please email me for details.
Bring a friend, and the total fee for one session is $170 ($85 per person per session, a savings of $10 per person).
For three or more people, it's $75 per person per session. No personal checks, please. I prefer cash, but am happy to accept Venmo or Zelle.
3-WEEK MINI-COURSES in Watercolor
Intetrmediate level; open to those who have completed the Beginner class, or who have previous watercolor experience.
These mini-classes each run for 3 sessions on consecutive Tuesday evenings, from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. (Note that some classes may have a break, due to travel plans.)
If you're interested, please email me to get on my mailing list. You'll be sent annoucements for all future courses.
The fee is $150.
Each course includes a review of the basics, a demo of several useful techniques, exercises, and time for you to work from your own photos or paintings you find online…with individual help, of course.
Watercolor Rescue Squad
Dates vary, but all classes are currently on Tuesdays
at 6:30 pm. To get on my mailing list, email me
for future course
STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS: Color and Composition
Open to those who have already taken the
Beginner course, or have previous
experience in watercolor.
with credit card using PayPal; just click
on the button below
Note: There's a $10 discount if you pay
$140 cash, or Venmo or Zelle, at the
$195 3-week Drawing class. Either cash,
Venmo or Zelle is accepted for the Drawing class.)
MINI-COURSE in DRAWING
for Absolute Beginners
This 3-week Mini-class is given two or three times a year; there is also a one-day Drawing Workshop given occasionally.
Class covers all the basic drawing skills:
1. Drawing shapes and learning to shade to create values and depth; estimating angles and ratios.
2. Sight drawing, and training your eye to see proportions, and size in a still life;
3. Perspective basics; and a bit about portrait basics, if we have time.
Homework assgts. and exercises are mandatory and given every week. We have limited time to draw in class, so homework needs to be done on your own time.
You'll also need a small, pocket-sized notebook; part of your homework is to draw in it for at least 5 minutes every day, anything you like. A list of suggestions will be given.
Or just download a drawing app on your phone!
from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
dates to come
Please email me to check about dates for other courses: The One-day Drawing workshops, or future 3-Week Mini-Courses in Drawing.
just email me and tell me
you want to sign
up for the 3-WEEK DRAWING CLASS.
Include your cell number, please
The fee is $195 cash, Venmo, or PayPal; sorry, but no discount on this class.
If you prefer to use a credit card, click on the PayPal button below to pay: (The $195 fee will be updated soon on PayPal)
SUPPLIES: You already have them: an ordinary pencil and sheets of printer/xerox paper.
It's not necessary, but you're encouraged to use a sketchpad (any paper that appeals to you) and 4B drawing pencils (or charcoal pencils, or pens of any kind). Sketchbook should be at least 9x12", but it can be as large as you like.
You'll also need a small, pocket-sized notebook; part of your homework is to draw in it for at least 5 minutes every day, anything you like.
Saturday at 3 pm.
This class is currently full, but please email if you'd like to be put on the list to attend in the future.
Landscape, portraits, and more...for those who have taken the Absolute Beginner class, and want to refine their skills and paint their own projects.
Unlike the Beginner class, this class has no structured, formal instruction. Everyone gets individual help with her or his own project.
Occasional demos are given in
- negative-space painting
- semi-abstract landscape
- portraits and people
The Fee is $45 per class.
$45 per class
3 till 5:30 pm
A weekly "are you in?" email is sent to interested students; class meets when at least 3 people plan to attend (which is virtually always).
Please EMAIL ME if you plan to drop in, to confirm the class will meet that evening.
PLEASE NOTE that very occasionally I go out of town; so please be sure to check if class is on..
|Also, email me if you'd like to
on my weekly email annoucement list.
No obligation; no need to reply if you don't plan to come.
But you'll always be alerted when the drop-in class is being held.
You can drop in any time for $40 per class (cash, Venmo, or Zelle).
REMEMBER: email me to be sure the Tuesday or Saturday class is on for that week -- occasionaly I'm out of town, or the weather is really bad.
Full Materials Kit: $60 Folding plastic palette, half-tube of each of 10 colors, 4 brushes, 12-sheet pad of Arches paper, about 20% less than buying it all yourself.
Fee: $5. This
"rental" fee includes all you need to borrow, and you of course
keep your paintings.
and dates of the Beginner and
Workshops are in the next column. Email me for more information.
All run 11 am till 4:15 pm, with 45 minutes for lunch.
Fee: $140, with a $10 discount if you pay $130 cash at the workshop. $5 materials fee if you need to borrow supplies.
FLOWERS WORKSHOP to
For all levels. Blossoms and bouquets on both dry and wet paper. Some basic techniques, plus NEW exercises every time.***
ABSOLUTE BEGINNER Workshop
date to come
Introduce yourself to watercolor, or refine your basic skills, in just one day. Basic brushstrokes and color mixing. You'll paint simple flowers, fruits, and a mountain landscape with a stormy sky.
* * *
How to create colorful, random underpaintings that will enhance any subject matter. You will have a choice of two images (landscape or floral) to paint over your completed underpainting(s).
DRAWING for Watercolor
to Crash course covering creating and shading of basic shapes, learning to see and judge the 'big shapes' before you begin to draw, basic perspective, and basics of drawing the face. No drawing from live models.
* * *
BREAKING ALL THE RULES of Watercolor - Workshop
date to come Alternative and non-traditional impressionist techniques, including spattering, spraying with water, and scumbling.
This is an advanced class, open only to those who have already taken the Beginner class or have previous experience.
* * *
TREES and FOLIAGE WORKSHOP
Date to come
For all levels. Various techniques for impressionist trees, forests, foliage, and grass.
Date to come
Basics of color theory, planning color choices, and how to use water and pigments to create exactly the colors you need.
* * *
Date to come
Beginner and Intermediate levels. Basic techniques for clouds, sunsets, and atmospheric skies; and/or techniques for creating impressionist waves and water reflections.
* * *
VALENTINE CARD Workshop -- given in late January or early February.
Hearts, flowers, whatever you like for your sweetie.
* * *
your own watercolor cards for the winter holidays...paint each one
individually, or create one image (any size) and use it to have cards
made with an online printing service.
Learn how to use table salt and kosher salt to create snow effects.
This workshop will demo at least 5 simple holiday designs and variations (candles, pine trees, winter forest, ornament, wreath, etc) using spatter, subtrac- tive techniques, and 'traditional' watercolor.
To REGISTER, just email me to say that you want to sign up for a particular Workshop. Include your cell number, please.
If you pay cash at the Workshop, there's a $10 discount. That is, the fee is $130 when paid in cash, or Venmo or Zelle.
If you prefer to use a credit card...
To Sign Up and pay $140 for any 1-Day Workshop WITHOUT the Mini-Kit, click on the Buy Now button below:
(If you like, you can pay a $5 cash Materials Fee to borrow everything you need. You'll keep your paintings, of course.)
is available at $95 for one hour and 45 minutes.
appointment; usually late morning or early
afternoons on weekdays. Please email
for details or questions..
Bring a friend, and the total fee for one session is $170 ($85 per person per session, a savings of $10 per person).
For three or more people, it's $75 per person per session. I prefer cash, but am happy to accept Venmo or Zelle.
TIM SATERNOW: Alternative Techniques in Watercolor
2-Day Workshop - Dates to come
Tim is a master watercolorist whose award-winning work is represented by galleries in Vermont and California.
Open to Intermediate level students only That is, you need to have already taken the Absolute Beginner 6-week class, OR have other prior experience using watercolor.
Examples of Tim's work are on his website: http://timsaternow.com/Portfolio.cfm?nK=13276
Saturday and Sunday,
10:15 am till 4:30 pm,
with 45 minutes for lunch.
Please email both Tim and me if you'd like to be on the alert/waiting list.
Please note: The fee is non-refundable. If you later cannot attend, and If there is no one on the waiting list who is able to take your place on short notice, Tim regrets that there can be no refund. We will make every effort to maintain a waiting list, of course.
If you later cannot attend, and If there is no one on the waiting list who is able to take your place on short notice, I regret that there can be no refund. We will make every effort to maintain a waiting list, of course.
To pay $350 for Tim's Workshop, go to Tim's website at www.timsaternow.com
Then click the Buy Now button on Tim's site; your credit card will be charged $350.
"What if I have to miss a class?"
Don't worry -- you can make up a missed class in the next 6-week cycle, or in any future cycle. There's no expiration date. The classes don't really "build" on one another, so you won't fall behind.
Please NOTE that if you pay in cash, Venmo, or Zelle, there's a $10 discount on the class fee (except for the Drawing classes).
You can also pay by credit card via PayPal by clicking on the "Buy Now" buttons above.
The fee is $345 via PayPal for the 6-week class plus the Beginner Kit of materials; $335 if you pay cash.
The fee is $195 for the 3-week Drawing Class. (sorry, no discount on this one)
The fee is $140 for a 1-Day Workshop; $130 if you pay cash/
The fee is $150 for a 3-Week Mini-Course; $140 if you pay cash.
Money orders are also fine; please, no personal checks.
If you don't use PayPal, please bring your cash payment (preferably in an envelope, even a used one, with your name on it) to the first class or the Workshop.
already have a PayPal account,you need to register at www.paypal.com
REMEMBER: TO REGISTER, you need to tell me four things via EMAIL, please:
(Sorry, I'm old school -- I run the class registration from my desktop.)
Or text me at 917-804-1635 and include your email address. If you call, leave your name and spell it...slowly and clearly, please. But I much prefer email or text, thanks!
Any questions? Just shout!
LOCATION of all classes:
24-32 Union Square East, STUDIO 509. Take elevators on the LEFT.
That address is the same as "Park Avenue South, between 15 and 16 Streets."
Enter the Park South Plaza office building just north of the Raymour-Flanigan furniture store and the Vitamin Shoppe...two blocks north of the Union Square/14th Street subway station.
Subways: 4, 5, 6, L, N, R, Q, W (CHECK to be sure that the L is running that day)
Take the NORTH elevators (to the LEFT) to the fifth floor, and go to the end of the hallway;
STUDIO 509 is around the corner on the right..
Please have the room number with you; the security guard changes frequently, and he may not know where to send you.
If you get there late and the outside door is locked, call 917-804-1635 and we'll come let you in.
But it's a busy building, and there's virtually always someone who will open the door to enter or leave within a few minutes.