"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."  Joseph Chilton Pearce

classes for beginning
and intermediate students. 

Contact Jane at
954 532 0017
for more information.

Garden Friends

Collection of
Tara and Jason Jampole
Lake Worth, FL
About my Teaching Philosophy

Drawing on my experience as a corporate trainer, I design  my  classes with the learner in mind.  I recognize that all of us learn differently, and that we are all at various stages of developing our artistic endeavors.  Classes are structured with instruction, demonstrations, and lots of painting time. 

My teaching style is upbeat and positive.  I help students make progress to achieve their goals as artists.  I want my students to develop their own style and paint what interests them.  

AND I won't paint on your painting.  I paint on  a sheet of clear acetate that is placed on top of your painting.  This allows you the opportunity to make the changes that you want to make. 

If you are interested in private lessons, please contact Jane at
954 532 0017

Jane is also available for demonstrations and workshops.  Contact Jane at 954 532 0017 to schedule a fun filled workshop or demonstration.
Supply List
for Watercolor Classes

Students are encouraged to work from life
or their own photographs. 

If you have painted before, bring what you have.  If you need to purchase materials, buy the best materials that you can afford, but do not purchase cheap paper.  The following list can help you get started.

There are  watercolor sets of "cake" colors and sets with tubes of colors.  Watercolors come in "student grade" and "professional grade".  You will get better results with "professional grade" paints because they have more pigment and less filler than "student grade."    I prefer to use Winsor & Newton tubes that are professional grade.

If you purchase individual tubes of paint, you can mix any color with these three basic colors: Aureolin Yellow, Permanent Rose, and Cobalt Blue.  Color is very personal.  If you don't like a color, don't buy it.  My favorite colors will probably be different than yours.  Here are some colors that I use:   Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red, New Gamgoge, Rose Dore, Cerulean Blue, Quin. Gold, Quin. Magenta, Winsor Blue, Winsor Violet, Burnt Sienna,  Burnt Umber and Indigo. 

If you use tubes of color, you need a watercolor palette with a lid.  A watercolor palette is a plastic palette with deep wells to hold the pigments and areas to mix colors.  If the palette does not have a lid, a piece of foil is a good substitute.

Watercolor Brushes: Synthetic or a mix of synthetic and natural hair work well.  I use Pro Arte and Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold. 
Flat -- 2",  1" and 1/2". 
Round -- #12,  #10  and #6.
Rigger -- #4 (buy this brush if you want fine lines) 

Fabric Brushes:  You can find these in the tee shirt section of craft stores.  They work very well for lifting paint without ruining your paper. You need one small round one. 
Watercolor paper:   Arches 140 pound cold press paper 
 9" x 12" minimum size.  You may purchase paper in a block or in single large sheets which can be cut down to 1/2 or 1/4 for easier handling.  Don't skimp on paper if you are on a limited budget for supplies.  Cheap paper is most frustrating to deal with!

Drawing paper or sketch pad - 9" x 12" minimum size, #2 Pencil and kneaded eraser

A light weight drawing board large enough to accommodate the size of the watercolor paper. 

Masking tape

Natural sponge - a small one works well.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser - the original one without chemicals.  You can get this in the grocery store on the laundry isle.  What?  You ask!  This sponge works great for lifting paint.

Paper towels and facial tissues without lotion or additives

Water Container - anything that will hold water will do.  It doesn't hurt to have two of them.  One for dirty water and one for clean. 

22 x 30
15 x 22