Current Classes

Watercolor Painting Classes–Winter 2018

With Dottie Oatman

****Come to Mexico and Paint! There is One spot left for the Painting In Mexico 2018 trip to San Miguel de Allende from March 2-12, 2018.  E-mail if you are interested!


 About Face  Beginning Portraits Mondays, 9-11:30am.

A series of 5 beginning classes dedicated to learning about painting faces with your watercolors. If you are intimidated about portraits (or not!), this is a good place to build your skill, courage and confidence. We will focus on proportions, placement of features, color and color application, values, texture, shading, and more, working from photos. You’ll be amazed at what you can do!

5 classes: Mondays, Jan. 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12.

Cost: $175     Location: Studio 108, 4949 N. Broadway


Every Which Way Watercolor Tuesdays, 10:30-1:00pm.

This is to be my ongoing watercolor offering; like Potpourri of the past, we will focus on a different subject weekly, from still life, landscape, flowers, buildings, beginning figures in the landscape perhaps, composition, perspective, etc. Demonstrations, problem solving, as usual. All levels welcome.

6 classes: Tuesdays. Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20.

Cost: $210 Location: Studio 108


Beginning Watercolor Painting Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00pm

I teach a series of 4 watercolor workshops for beginners (or those wanting to return to painting after time away) where you will learn about the materials needed, get a taste of mixing colors, making washes, creating texture, painting objects, and exploring negative space. A really fun experimental approach that greatly reduces the intimidation factor. Materials included.

4 classes: Tuesdays, Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13.

Cost: $160   Location: Studio 108, 4949 N. Broadway


Beginning Two, Too, or Tutu!  Wednesdays, 1:30-4:00pm

A little bit of still life, a little bit of landscape. Following the Beginner Workshops (but open to all), this class will move you along in your development as a painter.

6 classes: Wednesdays, January 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21.

Cost: $210 (pay an extra 5$ per class if you want materials provided for you)

Location: My home studio—2881 21st Street, Boulder, 80304  Class size limited.


Studio Fridays 9:00-12:00

Come and paint with others, bring your own subject matter, work on unfinished paintings, get feedback and help from me and peers, enjoy watercolor painting camaraderie! (I’ll be roaming around to help, in this studio class.) Class size limited.

Classes:  Fridays, Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2 , 9, 16, 23.

Cost: $35 per time. Register for those you can attend and pay in advance.

Location: Studio 108

FOLLOWING THESE CLASSES: I will be in Mexico teaching and running trips during the month of March 2018 and will return in early April to resume teaching. Spring Flowers perhaps? Studio Fridays, Beginners, etc. Not sure yet. Stay tuned!

REGISTRATION and Cancellation Policies: Please e-mail to register, and I will respond with availability. Your space is then reserved upon receipt of your full payment for the class. Make checks out to Dottie Oatman and send to me at 2881 21st Street, Boulder, CO 80304. Or pay by Pay Pal (send to friends and family to avoid extra fees), via my e-mail address.

*****Sorry no refunds or make up classes available. (except sometimes, read on under Can’t do a full Session?) I’m too small an operation for that!

 Can’t do a full session? Drop-in sometimes available—e-mail dates you are interested in and we’ll see what shakes out. No guarantees. Priority given to those registering for all classes in a session, but fill-in participants welcome and sometimes able to find spaces. Please let me know if you cannot make a class, preferably 24hrs in advance. Although I cannot give refunds, you might be able to make up a missed class in one of the other classes underway, space available.

Special Information

Classes and workshops, unless otherwise specified, will meet at

4949 N.Broadway, Boulder, 80304, Studio #108. This is a happening arts place-lots going on there that we can participate in.


Private and Semi-private classes available at my home studio. Privates $65 /1 ½ hour, semi- privates / $45 ea 1 ½ hour, 3-4 people, $40ea.


Check out my website for more info about classes, travel, my paintings, etc.


Dottie Oatman * 2881 21st Street* Boulder CO 80304 * 303-641-8704 *