classes & retreats

FRANK BETTE CENTER for the ARTS in Alameda

Nov 16, 2019: 3 hour workshop with lessons on how to add pastels to watercolor paintings. Click here for sign up info.

Dec 7, 2019: Watercolor and ink, 3-hour workshop. Sign up here.

Upcoming classes in 2020 at Frank Bette (dates & details to come):

• Tell your story in a book — creating an accordion-style sketchbook

• Watercolor, drawing with sticks and ink, watercolor pencils

• Painting with monochromatic media

Keep an eye on Frank Bette Center’s website for info!




I am partnering with my good friend and artist Stephanie to organize an art retreat next year at her lovely cabin in the north woods (Conover, WI). What a glorious spot! On the water with fish jumping and muskrats crossing the creek and bald eagles soaring overhead, her large front yard area (yuge!) is an ideal spot to paint and draw and create (I even heard wolves howling one night).

I have spent two glorious art retreats there with a good friend who loves fishing, and it was magic. By Sept the mosquitos are gone, the air is crisp but not cold and the views spectacular. The cabin is in the middle of the woods, with many lakes in the area — the creek flows out of Pioneer Lake. Each day I will offer different lessons including watercolor, drawing, acrylic abstract painting and creating a small book. One of the delightful bonuses of this spot is it comes with Stephanie’s dad who lives down the road. Richard stops by to make sure everything is taken care of, is the nicest guy in Wisconsin and may even offer a trip up the creek to the lake in his pontoon boat.

Dates & Details:

Workshop is Sept 13-17, 2020. Lodging will be a 10 min drive away at Maple View Resort. $45/night for shared cabin (each person has his/her own room).

Closest airport is Rhinelander, about 40 mins away.

Lunch and dinner provided.

Complete costs to be determined by early 2020.

Watch this space for details and please email me if you have questions.

Photo shows Pioneer Creek which runs in front of cabin