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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!

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: July 21 - August 25, 2022
Thursdays 6-8:30PM
The Lichtenstein Center, Pittsfield, MA

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

Via Berkshire Art School
(previously IS183)

In-Person Classes

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WATERCOLOR FOUNDATIONS

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A two day class focuses on the theory and application of the color green in watercolor. Specifically we’ll look at how (and why!) to mix various green hues and shades, as well as how to apply them for interesting looking foliage while gaining inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of Chesterwood. 

Rain Date: August 7th will be used in the event of extreme rain/weather for which the awnings and covered areas are not adequate.

Sunday july 24 & 31, 2022
9:30AM-12:30pm
at chesterwood, in stockbridge, MA
$137

LEARN TO CREATE GREENERY IN WATERCOLOR

GROW YOUR OWN GREENS:

Via IS183 Art School

In-Person
Summer Workshop

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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