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Currently offering:
art CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Spring 2024

ONLINE CLASSES

NEXT NEW SERIES

MONDAYS  April 29 - May 20,  2024 

9:30 am-Noon

"Mornings with Janet" - ONLINE

JAS Studios, Salem MA  

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY, April 27, 10:30 - 4:30 pm

"Bring on the Color: Getting Loose with Florals"

Post Road Art Center, Marlborough MA

FRIDAY, May 3, 10:00 - 4:00 pm

"Selfies in Pastel" 

Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, May 31 - June 1, 10:00 - 4:00 pm

"Plein Air Pastel Painting" 

Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

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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 enjoy and benefit 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...

I just want to thank you. You have taught me so much about drawing, composition, value, perspective and most importantly how to use pastels. I was working on a piece for this class and realized how far I’ve come since the first class I took in the fall a year ago. I have really enjoyed your classes.   Amy, Nov 2021

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 2022

 

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 R,  Apr 2022

Thank you for the workshop yesterday and the dedication you showed toward each and everyone of us. It was positive, expansive and fast-paced. It demanded our attention. Very engaging, interactive and a lot of learning. I loved how you jumped in and took us all with you! Exhilarating!
It was great to revisit pastels in such a new light. I was very pleased."        Janis M, Nov 2023



 

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

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