Register Now for Art Classes

Example of watercolor skies by Karen Brungardt

Connie Kotke, Publicity Chair

The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is a nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of classes to build or enhance the skills of artists at all levels of experience. Classes are held in the Topaz Room at the MountainView Arts and Crafts Center. Learn more about instructors, techniques, fees, and material costs (if applicable) by visiting the guild’s website at All SaddleBrooke residents and members of the public are invited to attend.

Here are just a few of the classes starting soon:

Prayer Flags, by Deb Kress: Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make your own flag collection to blow in the wind to spread goodwill, compassion, strength, and more.

Introduction to Alcohol Inks, by Karen Brungardt: Saturday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Discover how to use vibrant colors to create eye-catching paintings, cards, abstracts, and other fun projects.

Beginning Oils, by Karen Gille: Thursday, Jan. 27 through March 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. Have fun and paint with non-toxic, water-mixable oils! Apply the basics like color wheel, mixing, composition, and more to complete several objectives in class.

The Rooster, by Robbie Summers: Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Enhance a photo of your favorite rooster with Sharpies and background tricks in watercolor.

Drawing 2, with Laurie Brussel: Tuesdays, Feb. 15 through March 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. For students who took Drawing 1 or those with previous experience who want to strengthen their seeing skills.

Watercolor Skies, with Karen Brungardt: Saturday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn to paint simple to complicated skies with clouds and colors. It’s easier than you think!

Membership in the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is only $25 per year and includes monthly meetings, open studio, non-critique sessions, opportunities to exhibit and sell your work, and so much more. Guild members enjoy a discount on classes. Space is limited, so register now at