You can Create! Art Classes - Art Workshops - Wine & Paint

There is something so satisfying when a student’s eyes lighten up as they see their work turn into art. I don't think I will ever get tired of guiding people towards finding their creative spark. Anyone can learn to draw and paint. And everyone loves to be creative. I offer gentle guidance and sequential lessons that will help you build the skills needed to draw and paint successfully.

Sitting and creating is a meditative process. Troubles drift and as your paint brush flows, time passes, and your heart lightens. I want every one who would like to experience the joy of creating to have a safe place in which to do so. Come join me in tapping into your creativity.


   Painting Watercolor Plein Air Painting Workshop  Boulder Colorado


DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASS                            all classes at                          The Art Garage   1345 Linden Ave. Boulder CO         

EXPERIENCE SEEING AND DRAWING: DRAWING 101                                                           Drawing is a wonderful pastime once you learn the skills and get over the fear of failure. This class is for anyone who wishes to learn to draw.The class will be held in a safe and encouraging space. We'll cover seeing, contour drawing and shading and you will learn a variety of ways to use a pencil for drawing and seeing. Come join us in this joyful journey into the craft of drawing!                                      

Dates: Tuesday 1-3pm Starting Oct 2 - 23rd

Tuition: $145.00  To enroll email



Drawing is a joyful pastime that can change how you see the world. If you have learned the basics of drawing and would like to hone your skills, this class is for you. We will review and practice the techniques studied in Drawing 101 and dive deeper into the study of seeing and rendering value. The class will be held in a safe and supportive environment. Come join us for the exciting journey into the art of drawing!  

Dates: 10/24/2018 - 11/14/2018 Wednesdays 7-9pm


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There is something so satisfying and grounding when painting, especially when you know the tricks of the trade. This painting class will take you through the basic’s skills needed to get started in acrylic painting. We will learn the how to approaches for planning and executing a painting, including color mixing, basic color theory, brush control and edge awareness. Come join me in this joyful journey into the craft of acrylic painting.                                                                    Dates: 10/22/2018 - 11/12/2018 Mondays 7-9p


Materials Cost:$15.00

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Busting Thru Perfectionism

Utilizing Paint and Conversation to Explore Our Endless Striving

Wednesdays October 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14,  2018

10 am- 12 noon

The Art Garage

1345 Linden Avenue, Boulder

Cost: $175

Led By: Sandra Gaskill, LPC & Kathleen Spencer Johns

For more information and to reserve a spot, contact

Sandra at 303-579-7330 or



BASIC WATERCOLOR:  Watercolor   101                                                                       Watercolor painting is a challenge and a mystery when you don’t have the basic skills. If you have always love watercolor come explore its magic. Through out this class we will explore many of the basic techniques including color mixing, blending, and edge quality. We will play with wet and lose to dry and controlled painting. Come ready to paint, smile and enjoy.                                                                    Session One                                                                                                            Dates: Start Date:  2/6/2019  End Date: 2/27/2019                                       Time:   Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM                                                                        Cost: $165.00                                                                                                        Session Two                                                                                                            Start Date:  4/3/2019         End Date: 4/24/2019                                                        Time:   Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM      

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WATERCOLOR 201                                                                                                 This class is a continuation of the exploration of the basic watercolor skills presented in Watercolor 101. We will dive deeper in to the skills that make watercolor painting so magical and beautiful. Please bring a watercolor pad (9 x 12) and a small pan watercolor set to class.                                                        Start Date:  5/1/2019     End Date: 5/29/2019                                               Time:   Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

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GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE                                                                                              For a class through Life Long Learning                                                                             

 Gift Certificate for my classes that I run                                                                            


$35 - 3 hrs                                                                                                                            Sunday February 18th 2018   6 - 9pm BYOB                                                      email to create a wine and paint with your friends, family or coworkers.                                                                                                              You supply the wine and I will supply the paints and the directions.


All classes are held at  The Art Garage1345 Linden Ave. in Boulder                            To signup email Kathleen at                                                          For more information on Art Classes or Art Workshop, Please feel free to contact.