Current Classes

 Watercolor Painting Classes–Winter 2019

With Dottie Oatman

***“In Her Shoes”, my solo painting show at Mercury Framing and Gallery 4692 Broadway will be on exhibit from January 12-March 31. Opening celebration, Friday, February 1st.  Please come and see!

Who is interested in going to Sicily with me on a 10 day painting trip? Fall 2019 or 2020?


Face Time  Beginning and Intermediate Portraits Mondays, 9-11:30am.

A series of 6 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!

6 classes:  Mondays, Jan. 21, 28, February 4, 11. (no class Feb. 18), Feb. 25, March 4.

Cost:  $240     Location: Studio 108, 4949 N. Broadway


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

This is my ongoing watercolor offering;  a potpourri of watercolor topics, we will focus on a different subject weekly, from still life, landscape, flowers, buildings, reflections, composition, perspective, etc. Demonstrations, problem solving, as usual. All levels welcome.

6 classes:Tuesdays. Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, (no class Tuesday Feb. 19), Feb. 26, March 5.

Cost: $240  Location:  Studio 108


Beginning Two  2 Marathon Wednesdays, 10:30-2:30pm (with a lunch break!)

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.

2 classes: Wednesdays, January 30, February 6, 10:30-2:30

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

Location:  My home studio—2881 21stStreet, Boulder, 80304


Studio 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 individually, in this studio class.)  Class size limited.

Classes:   Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, (no class Feb. 15), Feb. 22, March 1, March 8.

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

Location:Studio 108


Beginning Watercolor Painting 

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.

When? Tuesday afternoons, or Wednesdays midday. Let me know of your interest and when I get enough people together, we’ll work on a date to start.

Cost:  $180 includes materials.


Please e-mail Dottie Oatman at <> to register.  I will e-mail you back with availability, then full payment for the classes will be due to hold your spot.  Send check payment to:  Make Room For Art/Dottie Oatman, 2881 21stStreet, Boulder, CO 80304, or use PayPal (e-mail me–I’ll send instructions) or by credit card using my Square.

Can’t do a full session?  Drop-in often possible—call or e-mail if you are interested. If you cannot do a full session, e-mail me with dates you CAN do and I’ll let you know if there is room available. Or pay for the full session to assure your spot,  and make up your missed class in another class when space is available.

Cancellation Policy:  Please let me know if you cannot make a class, preferably 24hrs in advance.  Although I cannot give refunds, you may be able to make-up a missed class in one of the other classes


FOLLOWING THESE CLASSES:  I will be in Mexico teaching and running a trip during the last part of March  and the first part of April. 2019. I will return mid-April to resume teaching. EWWW? Flowers and Vases? Still Life?  Portraits? Studio Fridays, Beginners, etc. April/May classes:  Not sure yet. Stay tuned!

Special Information

Private and Semi-private classes available at my home studio. Privates $65 /1 ½ hour, semi- privates / $50 ea 1 ½ hour, 3-4 people, 2 hours, $45ea.

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


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