J M Thomas Arts

J M Thomas Arts

5.0(2 reviews)


I am a retired school teacher and a watercolor art hobbist! I love to teach people of all ages the love and joy of watercolor painting. My love for nature, animals, children and people shows in my passion for this media. I use my 30 years of teaching experience to organize an in home watercolor painting experience. I provide the paper, brushes, paint and supplies needed to complete a watercolor session. Topics can be tailored to the students interests. Lessons can be 1-2 hours depending on the student's desire. A painting can be done in one session or over several lessons depending on the students needs. No drawing skills are necessary. I show how to start and finish a whole painting. All watercolor skills and techniques can be taught over several lessons.


Hired 3 times
1 employee
4 years in business
Serves Corona , CA

Payment methods

Cash, Zelle


Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Painting type

I can make recommendations, Acrylics, Oil, Watercolor

Painting medium

Traditional canvas or paper, Watercolor art

Number of students

One person, Two people, A group of 3 – 5 people, A group of 6 – 10+ people

Student age(s)

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

    0 reviews

    patricia H.

    It was a fun first watercolor class with Michelle Thomas. She is kind warm and friendly and welcomed me to her studio inside her beautiful home.
    I plan to go weekly! I made my first watercolor art and she provides the paints paper and brushes!!
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    August 12, 2023

    lacey E.

    She was very nice. My daughter liked the way she explained everything and also let her draw what she wanted. We are definitely going back for more art lessons.
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    May 17, 2023

    Frequently asked questions

    I can work one on one or in small groups. I can teach a series of isolated skills separately or during the process of working on a painting project. The lessons can be tailored to the students interests. Topics can be chosen by the student's favorite things.  I supply the materials and reference materials.

    I am a retired classroom teacher. i am also a student myself and have taken many different painting classes. I have been part of art clubs and have competed in art shows and have won several contests. I have a portfolio available to view.

    My lessons are between $25-30 per a lesson. I charge more for doing lessons or events at your own location, depending on miles.
    I was a classroom teacher for 28 years, but have taken many art classes since college. I mainly teach watercolor but have experiences in oil and acrylics as well. I run small classes and workshops. I do craft classes in macrame, wreath making, as well as seasonal crafts.
    I work with all ages starting at about age 5.

    Services offered