We are pleased to offer this class online using Zoom video conferencing. The hope is to mimic, as closely as possible, what normally happens in our classrooms at the Athenaeum. Of course it will not be exactly the same, but in this time when many of us are experiencing anxiety and isolation, our hope is to continue to provide enriching experiences of artistic growth and community building, just in a different format.


The technology to make this happen is actually surprisingly simple (imagine a group FaceTime or Skype meeting). You only need a computer (phone or tablet) with a camera, microphone, and internet connection and we are here to help you should you experience any technical difficulties.


Once you register, look for an email with more information and detailed instructions in the week preceding the class start date.


Stay safe and be well! And thank you for your continued support of our school.


WEDNESDAYS, 9:30 AM–12:30 PM



$285/305  (includes model one day)


MATERIALS: *If you can’t find any of these items before class, just let me know and we can work around it until you can get them. Warwick’s has curbside delivery from 10 am to 2pm and they have several of the items on the list. Faber-Castel PITT Artist pens, waterproof, Black. There’s a pack of four that has nib sizes superfine, fine, medium, and brush. (*Be sure they are not the four-pack that are thick pens used for calligraphy). One 9" x 12" watercolor pad, from 90 lb. to 140 lb. is good. A 4B pencil and kneaded eraser.


Watercolor: If you have watercolors, just bring what you have. If you want to buy some, you can get the Prang-brand, 16-standard-colors set, or splurge and get a travel Windsor & Newton set, with professional colors. The sets usually come with a brush. I recommend you get an additional brush (a round #6 or 8) and a square wash brush (1/2 "). If you have tubes of paint, be sure to set up your palette before class. Bring a water container. Feel free to bring any pens or paper you would like to try. If you would like to get a travel water brush, Niji is the best brand. If you have a favorite photo of an animal, a person—or one from your travels, and it’s a nice big, clear shot—bring it along; you may get a chance to paint it.


Learn more about the art instructor.