Here are some of the most frequently asked
questions and comments that I have received.
Q: I have no experience at all.
A: Over 90% of my students have no experience. The beginning lessons are specifically
designed for total novices. They start with the absolute basics and teach
you the fundamental mechanics of painting.
Q: I want to learn to paint, but can’t draw.
A: Each project has an outline you trace onto your project page using graphite
transfer paper. This is easier, faster and creates a perfect outline and
guide to painting.
Q: I don’t know if I can paint.
A: I can teach anyone who wants to learn painting, some students take longer
than others, this is normal. The important thing is to have fun. You are
only committed to four weeks at one time. Most students continue with their
Q: Some of the projects look complex, will I be
able to do them? Can I bring in my own projects?
A: The lessons are placed in order depending on the amount of challenge. You
will learn gradually, project by project and the complex– projects will
seem like the next logical step. You will be getting all the necessary help
with each project. Yes, you may bring in your own projects and I will help
you with them.
Q: When do the class/lessons begin?
A: Unlike traditional classes where everyone must start at the same time, these
are project-based lessons and don’t require you to wait for a class
to start. You may join at any meeting providing there is space in the group.
Groups are limited in size. Call, e-mail or sign up on the sign up sheet
in order to join a lesson group.
Q: Should I take watercolor, acrylic, oil or drawing?
A: Watercolor is slightly more complex, but more versatile. I know how to teach
watercolor to make it as simple as possible. Watercolor is a transparent
medium and acrylic generally is opaque like oil. Oil takes much longer to
dry than acrylic. Acrylic 15-30 minutes, Oil 36 hours (Water soluble oil
less time than regular oil) Drawing does not involve color or liquids and
brushes. Which medium to you like to look at better? That is the medium you
should learn. You may change mediums at any time.
Q: What if I have a conflict one or more weeks
with the time of the meetings.
A: Because you are on your own self-paced course. You will begin exactly where
you left off. You may miss a meeting and make it up at the end of your four
meetings. You have 6 months to use your four lessons) I will issue you a meeting
tally card and it will be marked off every class/lesson you attend. You may
attend another meeting at another time and place (see schedule).
(contact me to check status of space in the other