"Release Your Inner Artist" Instruction

group classes, workshops, and private lessons

Currently offering:
art CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Whether onsite or virtual, these classes are designed for aspiring and experienced artists who want to learn a technique that will help "jump-start" their creativity.  As a lifelong educator and practicing artist with a degree in Art Education, I am passionate about helping others overcome their fears about starting a painting and sharing techniques to improve painting. 

 

Using pastels, I guide participants to simplify what they see and capture the essence of their subject by focusing on the darks, lights, and mid-tones. Although geared toward individuals with a minimal art background,  experienced artists have also enjoyed and benefited from this unique program. The concepts and strategies taught can be applied to oil, acrylics, pastel, watercolor and any art medium.

 

Class formats include: multiclass sessions,  1-2 day workshops, 2-hr introductory workshops, private lessons. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE A  DEMO,
PRIVATE LESSON, OR WORKSHOP, CONTACT ME HERE.

What people are saying...

Janet is an outstanding teacher.   She provides clear step-by-step instructions as well as individualized guidance.   I feel my pastel paintings have improved in quality and are more interesting since taking lessons from Janet."

Jill, Apr 2021

 

MANY thanks for your wonderful teaching in this last class as well as all the others I have taken with you through the pandemic.  You inspire us to be better, to push through our frustrations.  You guide us with much skill, compassion and humor.  Your passion for pastel painting and for teaching infuses your classes.

Janis,  Apr 2021

I wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed your class. I have certainly learned a lot and have lots of things to try in using pastels. 

 MaryAnn, Apr 2021

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 CLASSES NOW OFFERED  (all virtual)
Starting January 2022

MONDAYS,  1:30-4:30 pm "Integrating Figures into Your Pastel Paintings"

Jan 10 - Feb 7  (5 wks)

Concord Art Association

For more information or to register, click here. 

 

WEDNESDAYS,  2-4 pm

Feb 2 - 23  (4 wks), "Pastel Painting Cozy Interiors"

Glastonbury Art Guild

For more information or to register, call 860-659-1196 ( course not yet listed on website).

FRIDAYS, 2-4 pm

Jan 21 - Feb 18  (5 wks), "Pastel Painting Cozy Interiors"

Currier Museum, Manchester, NH

Click here to register or for more information

SATURDAYS, 10am-12pm.  NEW VENUE!

Jan 8 - 29 (4 wks), "Capturing Your Vision with Great Reference Photos "

JAS Studio, Salem MA 

For more information or to register, click here or call 508-353-5166

SAMPLE STUDENT WORK: (left to right): Pam Grimes, Jill Johnson,  Elaine Lebrecque, Janis Rothbard

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To learn more about bringing classes / workshops to your venue, click here to contact the artist