Spring is here!

Janet Tucker

The warm weather has finally arrived! This is the perfect time to get out, meet a few new people and start painting! Even seasoned artists need a kick-start sometimes and signing up for a class can definitely put you back in the mood to create. And don’t forget, the fall Fine Arts Show is October 30 and 31 so it’s time to start creating some wonderful new pieces for the show.

The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is offering a full slate of classes in April for aspiring artists and experienced artists alike. Whether you want to try a class because you’ve always wanted to but never felt you had the time, or whether you want to learn a new technique or refine your skills, the SB Fine Arts Guild has a class or workshop for you. Don’t forget, you do not have to be a SaddleBrooke resident to take classes but a $10 fee will be added to your registration fee.

Here is a list of our April classes. Our May calendar is not yet complete.


Oil Painting with Titus Castanza; Intermediate-Advanced; Fridays, April 3 through 24, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Watercolor: Developing the Painting with Karen Brungardt; all levels; Tuesdays, April 7 through May 5, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Adventures in Acrylics for Beginners and Beyond; one day workshop with Barbara Cowlin; All Levels; Thursday; April 9, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Live Figure Drawing Two Day Workshop; all levels; Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Laurie Brussel

Advancing Your Drawing Skills with Gail Kolenda; all levels; Mondays, April 13 through 27 and May 4, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Plein Aire Oil Painting three day workshop with Jim Toenjes; all levels; Saturday, Sunday and Monday April 18, 19 and 20, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

How to Use Acrylic Mediums and Unique Paints to Enhance Your Paintings, a two day workshop with Barbara Cowlin; All levels; Thursdays, April 23 and 30, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Oil Painting with Titus Castanza; Intermediate-Advanced; Fridays, May 1 through 29, 9:00 a.m. to noon


Live Figure Drawing the First Saturday of every month; all levels. This is not a class but rather a proctored Live Figure drawing session with models. Facilitated by Laurie Brussel, 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Topaz Room. There is a $10 model fee. No registration is required.

Please note – the April session is cancelled and will resume in May.

Always check the website for the most up to date schedule, prices, descriptions and supply lists: www.saddlebrookefinearts.org/classes.

To register, print the registration form (big brown button at the top of the Class page of the website) and mail it along with your check to the Guild Registrar according to the instructions. Please send a separate registration form and check with each class you wish to take.

Happy painting!