New Classes and Workshops 2022
•Basic Drawing November 2, 9, 16, 2022•
•Watercolor pencil, watercolor from tubes•
November 30, December 7, 14 -
1:00 -3:00 pm
Limited to four students at Squirrels Nest Studio with a view of the Hudson Valley.
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 or drawings into watercolor with watercolor pencil and/or tube pigments.
3 classes $150 in advance or
1 class $50. each week
Class is rescheduled if there is ice, snow or extreme storm.
A materials list and directions is provided upon contact to register.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 617-784-6704
• BOTANICAL ART
drawing and watercolor painting techniques
Private or semi-private instruction at
Squirrels Nest Studio.
October 16, 23, 2022,
November 6, 13, 20, 2022
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.
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 Fall 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
November 3, 10, 2022
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.
Fee: Private $100 Semi Private $85 per class
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 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 4 students. Classes fill up quickly.
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, 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
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
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