Classes

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What to Expect in my Art Classes

Always an avid student myself, I now have the privilege of helping guide other artists in the direction of exciting new pathways and illuminating different perspectives that are possible within their own art.

Every class or workshop I teach, even every YouTube video I've yet to make, I want you to walk away from knowing a little bit more about how to get the results you want in your own art.

My goal is less to tell you how I create my art, and more to distill the thought processes that you can use to evolve your own practice into a better form of itself.

AT THE END OF THE DAY,
YOU DON'T WANT SOMEONE TO TELL YOU HOW TO PAINT LIKE THEM,
YOU WANT SOMEONE TO HELP YOU
PAINT LIKE YOU, BUT BETTER.

Where I teach:

I like to offer different class types, platforms, and opportunities to meet each student's unique availability, learning behavior, or physical location. Local to the Berkshires? Try an in-person class! Learn better at home or at your own pace? I recommend one of my online offerings!

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A versatile approach to the art of watercolor painting, this class will familiarize students with supplies, theory, and techniques. Practicing washes and brushwork, students will learn about water control and working with their paints. We'll slowly expand the skills covered to include more subtle and nuanced techniques each week. By the end of the class students should have a foundation to pursue watercolor techniques in a variety of methods. This class is open to new and continuing students.

Next session Starts: March 2, 2023
Thursdays 6-8:30PM
141 North Street, Pittsfield, MA
$243.75

Come take a small class or workshop with me
in Berkshire County, Mass.

Via Berkshire Art Center
(previously IS183)

In-Person Classes

WATERCOLOR FOUNDATIONS

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Couples, singles and friends are invited to join us for an evening of fun, friendship, and creativity! 

Create a single-sided valentine or artwork using simple watercolor shapes. Hearts are optional! Learn how to use salt to create interesting texture in your wash or feel free to embellish with marker and other supplies. Use the other side of the paper to write a message or use as you wish!

Friday February 10, 2023
6-8pm
at the Brothership Building
141 North Street, Pittsfield, MA
$55

HeART Night Out:
Watercolor Valentines

Sign up for Snowscapes

A one-session class focused on the application of watercolors using just one color. In this class you’ll create a landscape composition using only one color of watercolor paint (choose between dark blue, brown, or black). By not having to think about color, you’ll be able to better focus on getting the right shades or value, making this a great workshop for beginners and practicing students alike!

In the event that BAC has to cancel class due to weather or facility emergencies, please note the pre-scheduled makeup date for this workshop will be Tuesday, March 7.

Tuesday February 28, 2023
6-8:30pm
at the Brothership Building
141 North Street, Pittsfield, MA
$67.50

Watercolor Snowscape
In Monochrome

Via Berkshire Art Center

Online Classes & Workshops w/Etchr

With live and prerecorded classes,
free and purchasable content,
subscription or ala carte options,
learning with Etchr is all about
what works for you, the student!

learn more about etchr

Level Up on SkillShare

I like to think of my classes on Skillshare as studio-basics. Based on thought processes and foundational concepts, they'll get your creative gears turning.

MORE INFO on Skillshare classes

I think this style of class, where the actual THINKING and reasoning for doing things is explained, rather than a step-by-step tutorial, is SO much more helpful in the long run!!

Amanda F.
Review for Problem Solving in Your Sketchbook (SkillShare)

Jill is warm, conversational, and talented and created a relaxed and open learning environment.

- Layla E.
Review for INtroduction to Negative Painting (Etchr)

In the Berkshires? Join me for a morning of urban sketching together in an easy-going environment. This event is an independent gathering with casual interaction and not an instructed class or workshop.

Bring your favorite art supply and enjoy capturing the action and architecture around one of downtown Pittsfield's parks or common areas.

Download the pdf flyer here or check out more info on the Guild of Berkshire Artists' website.

Downtown Pittsfield, MA
First Saturdays (June-Sept) 9-11am

Urban Sketching Meetup

Free!

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Sketches, swatches, thoughts, and processes
I think you may find interesting or helpful!

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