January 2014 Colored Pencil Drawing Classes

Brighten up the cold gray winter with colored pencil classes
Create stunning artwork with this versatile medium. You will learn basic techniques and color theory to explore creative possibilities of colored pencils. Colored pencils can be combined with watercolors, acrylics, pastels and ink on various surfaces. Have fun with this versatile medium. 

Uppity Blue Hydrangea
18" x 22" Colored Pencil
© Barbara Goodsitt

Evening Classes, Winter 2014:
I will be offering colored pencil classes in the evenings at Washtenaw Community College on Tuesdays 6:30 pm- 8:25; 6 sessions starting January 21, 2014, ending February 25, 2014. Click here to register
Daytime Classes, Winter 2014:
I will be offering colored pencil classes in the afternoons with Ann Arbor Community Education and Recreation Jan 22 - March 19 on Wednesdays 1pm to 3 pm. Click here to register.


Kansas City, the Chicago Art Institute and a Studio Holiday Open House

We spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with relatives in Kansas City, MO. It is a city full of fountains, museums, and friendly people. We had a very interesting tour of the World War 1 Museum.

After  an enjoyable visit in KC, we were off to Chicago. I reunited with more relatives, and was also able to visit  the Art Institute of Chicago. I wandered throughout the museum by myself, and at my own pace. It was wonderful!  Here are some photos I snapped of some of my favorite pieces in their collection. Please look up better images on their website.

Mary Cassatt
Marc Chagall

Grant Wood

Georgie O'Keefe

Georgie O'Keefe

Georgie O'Keefe

Gaston Lachaise

Paul Cezanne

Claude Monet

Holiday Studio Open House

Lidia Kaku and Barb Goodsitt in Barb's Studio

Thank you to our friends who stopped in for our Holiday Studio Open House. It was held this past weekend by some of  the artists who rent studios above Dancing Dog Gallery in Ann Arbor.