Adult Classes

2019 Autumn watercolor classes with Mary Horrigan

Local artist Mary Horrigan will offer Watercolor Classes for All Levels at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, Ct., starting Tuesday, October 22 and continuing every Tuesday through November 26. Classes meet from 10 AM until Noon. Cost is $120 for the six-week session.

Download the registration form from the Arts Center website: or contact Mary for more information at

This course is designed for the watercolor student who may still feel like a beginner, even after having painted and taken lessons – as well as for the student who has never picked up a brush. As the title indicates, it’s for all levels. Experienced students are encouraged to bring in what they’re working on, and to advance at their own speed. Inexperienced beginners will get a crash course in the basics, from applying washes to color mixing and brush handling. All of this happens in the same class; each person works at his own pace; all learn from each other.

This course starts you off. Those who are just beginning will be able to paint a simple landscape by the end of the six weeks and will have learned enough to build on (so that they can go on and practice on their own and create their own paintings). It is a good review for those with some experience.

FALL Classes with Jackie Jones

Jackie Jones will continue her very popular morning classes in beginner oils and acrylics and afternoon classes in intermediate oils and acrylics.

Session 1: September 11, 18, 25 and October 2. Session 2: October 23, 30, November 6 and 13 at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street in Marlborough. The classes are from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon and 1:00 – 4pm. The complete set of four classes, either morning or afternoon, is 12 hours in length. The fee for one complete set of classes is $120.

1).BEGINNER OILS & ACRYLICS 9-12 This class is designed for those new to painting. We will make our own black and white 9 step value scale and a color wheel. Next we will practice basic black and white values, followed by color mixing exercises. Lastly we will paint a simple landscape from a, provided, photograph. Note: Although my specialty is oils and acrylics, all mediums are welcome.

2). INTERMEDIATE OILS & ACRYLIC PAINTING 1-4 In this class, students will create a painting using photographic reference (bring your favorite photos or use mine). The goal is to create simple designs with strong foundations derived from a ‘thumbnail’ value sketch. Value, composition and technique will be stressed as well as capturing the feeling of the subject, rather than just copying a photograph. This class will include an instructor demo and plenty of individual attention. Contacted Jackie Jones directly for registration and complete details at:

Classes with Josa Weatherwax

The Marlborough Art Center welcomes Josa Weatherwax to its group of art instructors.  She will be offering the following classes, one and two day events as initial offerings.  People may contact her at to find out more information and to sign up for classes.

Josa has taught art classes for the Middletown Art Guild, East Hampton Middle School,  Cromwell Middle and High School, Renbrook School, the Farmington Valley Art Center and the West Hartford Art League.  She has exhibited her artwork at numerous galleries and is a member of numerous art organizations.

Classes are held at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. This is a non-profit regional center for the arts and is a fully accessible facility with ample parking.