If you can't attend my in-person classes, you can still take lessons with me on Patreon!

Visit for my paint-a-long videos and virtual instruction.

When you join me on Patreon, you’ll have access to my Paint-A-Long Videos! For as little as $10 per month, you’ll be able to enjoy my videos, learn something new, get helpful hints and painting tips or just watch me create! I’m delighted to take part in this venture so that I can stay connected to everyone, continue to teach and paint.

I've set up three tiers on my Patreon page:

Base Content 
$10 per month 
Every month you'll get a new watercolor painting video with voice-over instruction from start to finish, approximately 30-45 minutes in length. Topics will vary, and disciplines will include landscape, still life, floral and portrait. You'll also receive the reference photo from the demo for you to paint from.


Bonus Video 
$20 per month 
At this level, you'll get an extra watercolor painting video for a total of 2 new videos per month. Plus, use of the reference photo for the bonus video, for a total of 2 images per month.


All Access Patron 
$35 per month 
As an All Access Patron, you'll be able to watch all of my painting videos and use all of the corresponding reference photos for inspiration and to paint from. Plus, you'll be able to purchase an original, signed demonstration watercolor for the special price of $275 (if available) on a first come, first served basis.


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Classes for Adults

My in-person Adult Classes have resumed.

For everyone's safety the following precautions will be taken: 
* Masks are required at all times 
* Contactless temperature check and Covid questionnaire at the door 
* Socially distanced drafting tables 
* Sanitizer stations 
* Improved air circulation with upgraded filters 
* Daily sanitizing 
* Class size is limited to 12 people


Please arrive at the start of class as no one will be allow into the building before classes begin. If you're late, please call or text me at (973) 851-0366 so that I can let you in. If you're planning on attending, let me know so that I have an idea of how many to expect. And, of course, if you're not feeling well please stay home.


Click here to review the Ridgewood Art Institute's policy and procedures for reopening.

Watercolor Techniques

Landscape, Portrait, Floral & Still Life

Wednesday Evenings, 7 pm - 10 pm

Thursday Mornings, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

$120 per calendar month or $35 per session


Ridgewood Art Institute

12 East Glen Avenue

Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

(973) 851-0366

Watercolor Techniques - All Levels

Thursday Afternoons, 2 pm - 5 pm

9 week session beginning October, 2021

Ridgewood Community School Program

at the Ridgewood Art Institute

12 East Glen Avenue

Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

Enroll at the Ridgewood Community School Website

Click here to download my watercolor supply list:

Click here to download my list of recommended books:

Classes for Young People

My Young Peoples' Class will resume on April 12, 2021

Drawing & Watercolor for Young People

Basic Techniques, Landscape & Still Life

Monday Afternoons, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

$35 per session


Ridgewood Art Institute

12 East Glen Avenue

Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

(973) 851-0366

Click here to download my drawing supply list: