Classes/Workshops, 2017


The Playful Muse: Mixed Media Painting
     at Susan's Studio in Sebastopol, California


Put the PLAY factor back into your painting. Learn to recognize your intuitive voice as it takes you in new directions. Each session adds a new mixed media painting technique to your repertoire, pushing the boundaries of inks and acrylics, adding textures, collage, image transfers and more. Meditation and writing are added to the mix to evoke that powerful Muse energy!

Visit my blog for ideas to wet your creative appetite!

New Monday Afternoon Muses
6 week session
Sept 11-Oct 23, 2017 (no class on Oct 2)
Time: 1:30-4:30pm
Cost $210 for 6 weeks

Next Monday Afternoon Muses
6 week session
Oct 30-Dec 4, 2017
Time: 1:30-4:30pm
Cost: $210 for 6 weeks

Registration Information
Space is limited, so register early! To register, contact me at or call 707-824-8163.

Watercolor Simplified for the Sketcher!
On Location In the town of Petaluma, CA


Sat, October 14, 2017
Cost: $80

Learn watercolor techniques to make your sketches come alive in minutes! Spend the day sketching on location with instruction and practice in choosing your subject, decisive line making, strategies for adding color, and lots of support for finding your own way onto the sketch book page. New and returning students welcome. Another in a series of workshops to gain the skills and confidence to sketch on location. Sketching on location is a satisfying way to explore your world and share personal stories!

For more information and to register contact me at or call 707-824-816

Mix Those Media! Expressive Painting and Design Workshop
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High St., Sebastopol, CA


November 11 + 12, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm both days
$160/member, $165/non-member

Explore rich textures and spontaneous applications of inks, acrylics, collaged papers, dry media and more. This workshop is designed to engage your intuitive voice while offering tools and guidance to carry you through to finished paintings. New lessons for returning students, and beginners welcome!

Materials list provided.

For more information and to register contact me at or call 707-824-8163


If you prefer a private lesson or art consultation:
Private painting lessons tailored to your interests and schedule: watercolor and acrylic painting and sketchbooking
$75/hour and a half