Springhouse Studio offers painting lessons in Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor. In a relaxed workshop environment, you will explore techniques and principles of these expressive mediums.
From the Absolute Beginner to Intermediate and Advanced, there is always an new technique to explore...a new painting to be done! The journey is fun and I urge each student to enjoy the painting process as we learn together.
For more information about the Studio and its offerings, please visit www.springhousestudio.com
I can not think of a better way to spend my days than with a group of people painting. What pure enjoyment! I am so grateful to be part of my student's journey.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
With all new students, we discuss their interests and previous experience with painting. "Painting" may be something that a person has always wanted to try, and they need guidance choosing the medium (watercolor, acylic or oil) that best suits their interests. For these students, we find a starting point then find the class that is right for them.
Other new students may have had previous painting experience, and want to explore new techniques and paint with a group.
It does not matter what level, each student is encouraged to explore and enjoy the painting process.
My classes are very flexible. They consist of 3 hrs workshops. I teach a brief lesson each class, but the majority of the time, you are painting. The atmosphere is relaxed and encouraging.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Many moons ago, I received a Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Massachusetts. I have been painting, off and on, since that time. I began my journey as a textile designer, then a Watercolorist, then moved to Oil Painting. I feel very comfortable in both mediums. I also have students painting in acrylic , being akin to oil and watercolor...many of the same concepts of value, balance, composition, apply.
I taught classes privately for years before opening the Studio. The Studio offers the best of both worlds. The classes are small enough ( 6 - 7 people maximum) to get individual attention, yet large enough to become inspired by those around us.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Lessons are given in blocks of approx. 6 weeks (depending on the season.) All lessons are 3 hours long. Since I teach adults, and we all have busy lives, I have flexible make-up days for missed classes.
What types of students have you worked with?
I love beginners! I love intermediate! I learn so much by joining in their thinking process. Every student brings their unique voice to class. For me, it is a joy and an honor to be part of their artistic journey.