Current Classes

Watercolor Painting 2018

With Dottie Oatman

2018 September-December Classes

**Session 1 – September 2018

1.  Landscapes – The Farm! Mondays, 9-12:00pm—

3 en plein air outdoor painting classes at 3 different farm locations in Boulder County. Work on elements of the landscape: ground, sky, trees, foliage, animals, and other particulars of the farm environment.  Sign up in advance and pay ahead for classes you can attend. For painters with some experience, but all levels welcome.  Motivations, Demonstrations, Instruction and feedback.  Reservation preference given to those signing up for most classes but spots often available for drop-in.

3 classes:  Mondays, September 10, 17, 24.

Cost: $120 for full session. $40 per individual class.

List of locations and directions to follow sign-up.

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

This is an ongoing class offering; we will focus on a different subject weekly, from still life, landscape, flowers, buildings, beginning figures in the landscape perhaps, composition, perspective, color, value, etc. Demonstrations, problem solving, as usual. All levels welcome.

4 classes:Tuesdays. September 4, 11, 18, 25.

Cost: $160  Location: Studio 108


3.  Beginning Two Tuesdays, 3;00-5:30pm

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

4 classes: Tuesdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25

Cost$160  (pay an extra 5$ per class if you want materials provided for you)

Location:  Studio 108


4.  Studio Fridays  Fridays,9:00-12:00pm

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.

4 Classes:   September 7, 14, 21, 28.

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

Location:Studio 108

**Session 2 – November/December 2018

1.  Around The World Landscapes – Italy!  Mondays, 9-11:30am

Come travel vicariously to the Italian landscape by painting from photos of my recent trip there. Rolling hillsides, vineyards, monasteries and castles, sky, water, and other charming and challenging elements of the Italian landscape.

4 classes: November 5, 12, (no class 19th), 26, Dec. 3.

Cost:  $160.  Location:  Studio 108

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

A continuation of Session 1’s class. See description above.

4 Classes:  November 6, 13, (no class 20th), 27, Dec. 4.

Cost:  $160  Location:  Studio 108


3.  Beginning Two Too (Tutu!) – Tuesdays, 3:00-5:30pm

4 more classes for newer painters.  A little bit of still life, a little bit of landscape. (see above description in Session 1)

4 Classes:  Nov. 6, 13, (no class 20th), 27, Dec. 4.

Cost:  $160

Location:  Studio 108

 4.  Beginners!! Wednesdays, 10:30 – 12:30pm.

I teach a series of 4 classes to help you get started with watercolor painting, materials included. I offer a fun, experimental approach that greatly reduces the intimidation factor. An introduction to color mixing, brush strokes and techniques, creating textures, shadows, washes and more. Materials included.

4 classes: Nov. 14, (no class Nov. 21), Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12.

Cost:  $180 (incl. materials)   Location:  Studio 108

**News**  Upcoming—Painting In Mexico! March 2019

Interested in my next Painting In Mexico trip in San Miguel de Allende—in March 2019—(either March 15-25, or March 23-April 1)? Let me know and I’ll put you on the “want to hear more” list—more info to follow this fall. How about Italy , Fall 2019?

**Registration**   and Cancellation Policies:

Please e-mail to register, and I will e-mail/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 21stStreet, 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 below 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 often able to find spaces. After classes have started, if you have reserved a spot in advance, and still have to miss it, there are no refunds, but you may be able to make up a missed class in another class going on, space available. 

***Special Information

Classes and workshops, unless otherwise specified, will meet at

4949 N.Broadway, Boulder, 80304, Studio #108.


Private and Semi-private classes available at my home studio. Privates $65 /1 ½ hour,  2-4 people, $45 ea/1 ½ hr.


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