New Classes and Workshops
• Basic Drawing, Sumi-e, Watercolor •
4 Wednesdays, September 6,13, 20, 27, 2023
• private, semi-private or 4 max group
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM and/or 2:00 - 4:30 PM
•Graphite, Chinese ink, Watercolor pencil, watercolor from tubes• and or Gouache.
Beginners to advanced students work from instructors
lessons or bring your own live plant/flower/ or photo
landscape, still life reference to work from.
Limited to four students maximum at Squirrels Nest Studio.
Basic drawing explores how to use materials, line drawing, contour, basic shapes, perspective, proportion, tone values, shading and composition. It can relate to plant and garden themes, still life or landscapes.
Turn drawings into watercolor with watercolor pencil and/or tube pigments. Sumi-e brush paintings do not require drawing with graphite we draw with the brush and ink. Beginners to advanced. All welcome.
Geared to mature teens - seniors.
1 class $130. per private class for both sessions.
Take all 4 (four) classes as a "group of 4 (four) students" for $200. each person for 2.5 hour morning or afternoon session.
Take one individual morning or afternoon session $60. per person.
Class is rescheduled if there is extreme weather impending.
A materials list and directions is provided upon registration.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 617-784-6704 for more details or questions.
• BOTANICAL ART •
Drawing and watercolor painting techniques
Private or semi-private instruction at
Squirrels Nest Studio.
Sundays: September, October, November 2023
Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Instructor: R. Rosenthal
Draw with graphite pencils, watercolor pencils and tube or pan watercolors detailed realistic botanical subjects. Flowers, live plants or dried specimens. Limited to 4 students.
For materials list contact the studio.
Fee: $135.00 for full day.
Please bring lunch for full day class. Beverages are supplied.
Zoom or Facetime private video instruction
is available by appointment only. $150 per hour.
Watercolor pencil and watercolor on Cartiere Magnani paper SOLD
Watercolor pencil and watercolor on Arches rough 300 lb , sumi-e unframed
Watercolor Pencil layered with watercolor on Fabriano 300 lb hp, 10x12", framed.
Watercolor pencil & watercolor on Cartiere Magnani Italia cp 300 gm unframed
Watercolor pencil & watercolor, 8"x20" Cartiere Magnani Aquaello 100% cotton framed
Watercolor pencil and watercolor unframed
• Calligraphy Basics:
Private or semi-private classes at Squirrels Nest Studio 2023
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
October, 10, 17, 24, 2023
Learn Basic calligraphy using marker calligraphy pens on parchment paper.
Learn letter forms of Italic, Roman and Uncial font alphabets and numerals.
With practice you will learn how to use the basic calligraphy for invitations, holiday menus, poems or greeting cards/envelopes
Materials list available when contacting studio to register.
Class of 4 students $50 per person
(Materials can be purchased locally at
Newburgh Art Supply Store
Dick Blick (online)
John Neal Book Sellers and Materials (online)
Developing a Portfolio of Art
Squirrels Nest Studio Private Mentorship
For beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Work on personal projects with the assistance of a seasoned professional to help solve technical and creative blocks. Watercolor pencil, graphite pencil for drawing and use sumi-e ink, watercolor or gouache on rice paper or archival watercolor paper. Depict flowers, feathers, shells, insects, birds, animals or landscapes. If you have a project in mind bring live or dried references for flowers or other items. Materials list on request.
In person or zoom/facetime. $150 per hour.
Instructor: Roberta Rosenthal
To Register: email: email@example.com or call: 617-784-6704
Please register in advance and request materials list and studio directions.
22" x 30"ink watercolor and gouache SOLD
Clients: Bella & Harrison Rice, HI 43" x 50" silk scroll ink and watercolor, SOLD
ink and watercolor on rice paper framed
Ink and watercolor unframed
Ink and watercolor silk paper, Framed, SOLD
Ink and watercolor silk paper, Framed
Ink and watercolor silk paper, Framed SOLD
Ink and watercolor on rice paper SOLD
Sumi-e ink and watercolor on rice paper
Professional Business Practices
Professional Business Practices and Marketing
Be prepared to exhibit and market your work by learning necessary business practices, including press kit, contracts, commercial and fine art markets, negotiation, resume writing, portfolio development, and legal issues. Learn how to exhibit your fine art and what you need to know about commercial art commissions and licensing. Learn how to use social media to market your work such as Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest, blogs, Instagram and more. Learn how to make a web site and blog using your lap top computer. Best of all how to price your art for any market.
Excellent for high school seniors, college graduates or those who wish to increase their marketing skills or art career direction.
Instructor, Roberta Rosenthal was an executive director of job placement for the Graphic Artists Guild of NY, she represented a variety of artists in graphic design, illustration and fine art from her own studio from 1977-2000. She has participated in portfolio reviews for The Fashion Institute of Technology, Connecticut State College, Parsons School of Design, Advertising Associations, AWED, Women in Design, and taught Business Practices for Artists at the NY Botanical Gardens from 1990 - 2015, GNSI and studied artist representation with Elaine Sorel.
To register: Contact for more information.
Client: Art Scroll Publishing Co, NYC Original Art framed
Client: International Governmental Postage Co, NYC 1986 International Year of Peace Set of 4 stamps floral bouquet and Statue of Liberty with Floral Crown Lei. Original Art Marshall Islands Museum of Art
Client: American Friends Fund for Israel Published by ArtScroll Publishing CO, NYC Invitation Original art SOLD, Beverly Hills, CA
Client: Kitchen Garden Magazine, back cover Original Art framed Collection of the artist
Client: ArtScroll Publishing NY invitation Original Art SOLD, NYC
Client: Horticulture Magazine full page illustration Original Art framed collection of the artist
Client: Candice and Jared Lang Ketubah English and Hebrew ink calligraphy marriage vows, Chesapeake Canal landscape, couples bicycles, botanical wildflowers 22'x30" on Fabriano Artistico hp 300 lb paper.
Client: National Garden Magazine Interior illustration framed Original available and giclee prints,
Clients: Commissioned by Weston Nurseries, Hopkinoton, MA. Published: New York Botanical Garden 2011Spring Summer Catalog background image
© Roberta Rosenthal rights reserved 2023