I offer instruction in observation based, representational painting and drawing. My goal is to give students the tools to express their own individual artistic perception by structuring, simplifying, and ultimately representing on canvas or paper what they see. See current opportunities below, and contact me with any questions about current classes, or to arrange private sessions.
Friends of the Boerner Botanical Gardens Special Events
Hales Corners, WI
Hales Corners, WI
HOLIDAY PAINT & SIP (All ages)
$40 Public/ $35 FBBG Members
Special Event: Tuesday December 10th 6pm–9pm
Everyone’s favorite class is back!
Relax with a glass and paint a picturesque Winter scene with Beth Stoddard and the Farmhouse Paint and Sip crew this holiday season.
All painting supplied provided.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase.
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center Classes
OBSERVATIONAL ANIMAL DRAWING (Ages 12+)
Four Sessions: Fridays, February 7–28
Learn broadly applicable and transferrable observational drawing skills through the means of animal drawing. With a focus on domestic cats and dogs, the class utilizes draw along demos, photos, and live animal models in partnership with area Humane Societies. Students learn basic animal anatomy, followed by a practical sequence for observing, recognizing, and representing on paper species specific proportional shapes and distinguishing traits. Attention to artistic concerns such as study of great animal artists, techniques with various dry media, and principles of composition round out the course. Students will come away from these enjoyable and unusual classes having gained not only animal knowledge, but also a toolkit of basic drawing skills.
SENIOR STUDIO SESSIONS: Awakening Spring (Ages 60+)
Four Sessions: Fridays, March 6–27
Following step-by-step instructions, students will create a different acrylic painting each week inspired by the coming Spring. Learn about composition, value, mixing paint, and blending colors. All levels welcome.