My Teaching Philosophy

Castle Rock Painting Classes

My goal is to teach the fundamentals of watercolor in a fun and colorful environment. I will teach the basics of creating a successful watercolor painting. Introduction of supplies, reference material, color, value, light, composition, special techniques and more for the beginning student as well as a refresher for the more advanced student to strengthen the knowledge of fundamentals for success. For the students with more experience, we will explore more advanced techniques and concepts while giving students an opportunity to work on their own projects in conjunction with the theme of the class. Themes will include such subjects as landscapes, flowers, animals and reflective surfaces. Art is ultimately a personal expression of each individual’s view of the world. I encourage unique creativity while teaching the skills to execute your vision. My goal is to personalize the instruction as much as possible in a class setting. Students also benefit from meeting fellow artists, observing different styles and techniques, and making new friends! Creativity can be therapeutic, invigorating, and exciting! I will take the guesswork out of the creative process so it’s less intimidating and more FUN. Each student will be supported and encouraged. There will be demos, instruction at all levels, critique and lots of painting time. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within all of us all. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is a desire to have fun creating! You will come away from this class with enthusiasm for watercolor painting, some new techniques, new friends, and knowledge that you can use for a lifetime.

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“Cindy’s painting style and teaching techniques are amazing. In one online class alone, she taught us several different methods of watercolor painting that really stood out in our finished paintings. Her classes are relaxed and inspiring.” – Kathy

“Relaxed atmosphere, no pressure to be perfect. Great tips on watercolor and learning the basics. It was a fun class and you are a great water colorist.” -Dennis

“Cindy is a great teacher who freely shares her techniques and her love of watercolor in a fun and friendly way. I really enjoyed her class!” – Lisa

Advantages to taking an online class:

• Learn in the comfort and safety of your own home.
• Attend the live class or watch the recorded demo when it’s convenient for you!
• Have access to the class to watch more than once, pause, and rewind when needed.
• Attend class from anywhere in the country.
• Great for teenagers and kids who want art in their online curriculum.
• No need to pack up your supplies and travel in traffic or bad weather.

Class Schedule

Live, Online Watercolor Class

Paint a Portrait of Your Pet (or favorite animal)

(via Zoom)

6 week session starting  September 14, 2021
Tuesday Afternoons at 2:00 pm MST (1 ½ hour class session)
Class dates: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19
The last class will be a painting critique

Recordings of Demos will be sent to all students so you can
paint when it’s convenient for you and watch multiple times.


After registering please watch for your confirmation email.

On-going class exploring various watercolor techniques and a variety of subjects such as landscapes, flowers, animals and still life. All levels welcome. Layering, masking, and pouring are just some of the techniques we will explore. Expand your knowledge and skills while having fun!

Learn to paint your pet or favorite animal

(Samples of previous students’ work)

Pets collage

Beginning Watercolor Class

“Colorful Giraffe”

6 Recorded sessions (90 minutes each) – Watch at your convenience
Includes photo reference, drawing, and personal feedback from Cindy via email.

Learn basic techniques in watercolor while creating a beautiful, brightly colored painting.

After purchasing you will receive an email with the drawing, photo reference, and link to the class sessions

*Note that this is live footage from the Zoom class and is not edited.


After registering please watch for your confirmation email.

Learn to paint this colorful Giraffe

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more recorded classes

Register on this page or call 720-785-0676

Click this link for Beginner Supply List

Click this link for Advanced Supply List  

Click this link for Watercolor Class Outline

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