Fine Art and Instruction


Art Instruction Classes

Art classes are a great way to try something new. This is your opportunity to take that painting class that you’ve always wanted. The watercolor classes at Caledonia and Hobby Lobby do not require any previous experience, although students of all levels will learn something. Sign up now. Contact me if you need more information.

"Drawing and Sketching"
Depending on demand, this class may not be offered every year. This is a 6-week course providing basic instruction in drawing and sketching. You will work in pencil. Emphasis will be on drawing what you see, using the right side of your brain, not what you might think you see. No previous experience is necessary. The course is excellent preparation for the Watercolor Painting course. For the first session bring a #2 pencil, a sketch pad and a board to support the pad.

"Watercolor Painting"  
This is an 8-week introductory course. Starting with the basics I will teach you how to paint in watercolor. Each lesson has a definite goal. All students work together on a given project, and at the end of each 3-hour lesson, you should have a painting completed. Although this is an introductory course experienced painters will also learn a great deal.

For the first session you do not need to bring materials. Necessary materials will be discussed, and you will have opportunity to watch a demonstration as I produce a painting from start to finish. You start painting in the second session.

"Intermediate Watercolor"

Available in Arizona classes only. This is an 8-week course for students who have at least some experience in watercolor. ( To facilitate scheduling for students arriving in February, the course is split into two 4-week sections, but "Intermediate Watercolor 2" is a direct continuation of "Intermediate Watercolor 1".) This is a 3-hour class, and the teaching procedure is the same as that used for "Watercolor Painting", but the painting projects begin with the first class session.

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Michigan Classes

Hobby Lobby    Fall Session

The next Hobby Lobby watercolor painting class is scheduled for September 2016. The class will be offered on both Wednesday and Thursday. The projects will be the same on both days.

Former students will receive an email reminder in August 2016. If you are a new student and you wish to be placed on the list send an email to requesting this.

The tentative 2016 schedule is:

"Watercolor Painting"    

September 14 - November 2, 2016 ( 8 weeks )
Wednesday AFTERNOON, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

"Watercolor Painting"    
September 15 - November 3, 2016 ( 8 weeks )
Thursday AFTERNOON, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Both meet at:  
Hobby Lobby (Kentwood Store)
4250 28th Street, Kentwood MI

For information and enrollment, contact Bert Boerema directly. (see contact page)  Please do not contact the Hobby Lobby store.


Arizona classes

Green Valley Recreation, Inc.   Next class session is winter 2016

"Intermediate Watercolor 1"
January 6 - January 27, 2016 ( 4 weeks)
Wednesday morning, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

"Intermediate Watercolor 2"     
February 3 - February 24, 2016 ( 4 weeks)
Wednesday morning, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Meets at the Green Valley Recreation, Inc., Desert Hills facilities in Green Valley, Arizona. Participation is restricted to members of GVR.

For information and enrollment, contact Green Valley Recreation at or phone 520-625-3440

Private Instruction

         In addition to regular group classes, individual instruction can also be arranged. Please contact me for details.

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