New Classes  2021
• Botanical Art drawing and watercolor painting
Private or semi-private instruction at
Squirrels Nest Studio. 
Tuesdays April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 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 10 students. 

For a full materials list contact the studio.

Fee: $50.00 per class or $175.00 for full 4 classes in advance.

Zoom/ or Facetime video is available by appointment only.

Daffodil and P.J.M. Rhododendron

watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua

Iris cristata watercolor pencil and watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua 140 lb paper. Created for the TeaTown Reservation Nature Center, Ossining NY.

• Calligraphy Basics: 

Private or semi-private classes at Squirrels Nest Studio


Time: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm 

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.


(Materials can be purchased locally at

Newburgh Art Supply Store

Dick Blick (online)

John Neal Book Sellers and Materials (online)

Drawing and Painting 

Squirrels Nest Studio Private and Semi-Private Classes

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.

Limited to 3 students. Classes fill up quickly.


Instructor: Roberta Rosenthal

To Register: email: or call: 617-784-6704

Please register in advance and request materials list and studio directions.


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, pricing, 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, Twitter, Pinterest, blogs, Instagram and more. Learn how to make a web site and blog using your lap top computer. Excellent for high school seniors, college graduates or those who wish to increase their marketing skills or art career direction.

Where: Squirrels Nest Studio


Dates: TBD


To register: Contact for more information.




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