"Release Your Inner Artist" Instruction

group classes, workshops, and private lessons

Currently offering:
ONLINE 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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CURRENT ONLINE CLASSES  
April 2- June 2021
 

MONDAYS,  1:30-4:30 pm "Painting Weathered Barns"

May 1 - June 14 (6 wks)

Concord Art Association

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WEDNESDAYS, 2-4 pm

April 21 - May  12 (4 wks), "Creating Energy in Your Work"

Post Road Art Center

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THURSDAYS,  2-4 pm

May 20 - June 24  (6 wks), Treasures of the Sea"

Rockport Art Association

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FRIDAYS, 2-4 pm

May 7 -  June 4  (5 wks), "Ordinary to Extraordinary"

Currier Museum, Manchester, NH

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SATURDAYS, 10am-12pm

Apr 24 - May 15 (4 wks),  "Painting New England Seascape"

Salem Art Association

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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