It is important to understand what your learning experience will be in discovering watercolor painting.
Here are some comments from students in previous classes and workshops with Barbara.
I am really pleased with Barbara’s Watercolor 101 course. This was my second attempt to learn this technique so this was a personal challenge. However, Barbara made it easy and pleasant and it was a nice surprise to learn that I was capable of creating art with watercolors. Thank you, Barbara, I am ready for Watercolor 201!
Ana of Boquete, Panama
I had been attracted to painting with watercolors for some time and was thrilled to see that Barbara was offering a 6-week beginners class. I jumped at the chance as class was limited to 6 students, which turned out to be an absolutely perfect venue! This class has been very rewarding for me as Barbara has opened my eyes and creative flow to seeing and experiencing color and composition in a whole new light. She has shared her techniques and tricks for blending colors and creating unusual effects and textures. I intend to learn more from her in future classes!
Joyce of Boquete, Panama
The unique beauty of her paintings inspired me to take her class and I’m so glad I did. In addition to actually doing the water color painting I have learned about color, composition, light, and much more. As an unexpected bonus of taking this class, I now see the world with new eyes.
I am more keenly aware & appreciative of the beauty, depth of color and interplay of light and dark drama that I see in the every day world around me.
Ann of Boquete, Panama
I would certainly recommend any class Barbara teaches!I love Barbara’s class! This is the second class series I’ve taken from her and it’s just as great as the first. Barbara provides a good understanding of the basic elements in painting. She provides examples, gives demonstrations and then walks you through practice exercises with lots of personal attention. She packs a lot into each session and it’s very exciting.
Rona of Boquete, Panama
The six-week class with Barbara has been truly inspiring! From the second you walk in the door you feel completely at home and in a safe, non-judgmental environment. It’s hands on from the very beginning, which has been great for a perfectionist such as myself. You simply jump into it, the very best way to learn, in my opinion. Completely worth your time and the price is incredible for the quality and attention you get.
Carolina of Boquete, Panama
I recently attended a class given by Barbara and as a complete newcomer to Watercolors I found it to be fun and highly instructive. Barbara is a patient, skilled and generous artist able to instruct and guide the creative process without stifling the “fledgling artist”.
Colleen of Boquete, Panama
I enjoy Barbara’s classes because she makes watercolor fun. She teaches the basic requirements in a relaxed way so that I am not scared to pick up a paint brush to paint my own masterpiece! This is very important for people who are new to painting. Also, Barbara has a wonderful way with colors which makes her paintings unique and different.
Cathy of Boquete, Panama
Barbara’s class is a great way to try out an unfamiliar medium in a relaxed atmosphere, whether you are a total newbie or want to continue your growth as an artist. Barbara engages the participants in the processes of watercolor application and sound design principle, along with recommendations for the best materials.
Kati of Boquete, Panama
I like taking a class from Barbara because she is patient and moves along according to the pace of the participants. I always learn more when I come, and I have a great time as well.
Sharon of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Barbara stresses the importance and the principles of composition as well as color theory and various painting techniques. It is a different experience each time. I have learned so much about paints to buy, and I love the special affects that Barbara teaches.
Anne of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Barbara continued to stress blending color and water on the paper and using interesting color combinations. When I finally “got it” I was much happier with my work, and I also started buying good quality paper. I am engaged enough now to be painting every morning.
Lynn – Grass Valley, Ca.
Thank-you for all the good projects you gave to us to work on. I think now I am much improved in Art. Don’t forget us. I hope all good things come your way. Keep in touch.
Ahmed Mohamed Dalei – Cairo, Egypt
I don’t know how to thank you for being my Art Teacher – Really! Miss Barbara , It was such a nice course with you. I will always remember, “Learning to Draw is really about Learning to See.” Bon Voyage
Sara Fakry – Cairo, Egypt