Workshops Offered by Janine Helton

Janine has one spot left in the following workshop:

Janine has added the following workshops this summer.

“Negative Painting/Positive Results”

“Cheery Chickadee” by Janine Helton

In this two-day workshop, you will explore positive and negative shapes:  what they are, how to paint them, and when to use them!  Additional techniques covered will include lost and found edges, glazing, color harmony, avoiding “mud,” and more.
*Some experience in watercolor is recommended.

Class Fee:       $150   (All supplies included)

When:              Thursday and Friday,  July 20-21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:             Missouri Artists on Main

                           321 S. Main

                           St. Charles, MO

                           (636) 724-1260

Instructor:     Janine Helton, Watercolor Artist


“Beautiful Blooms in Watercolor”

“Purple Princess” by Janine Helton

In this two-day workshop, you will be painting a close-focus flower.  Techniques covered will include designing a composition, creating form using hard and soft edges; control of paint, water and pigment; color mixing on and off the paper, values and more!
*Some experience in watercolor is recommended.

Fee:                 $150  (All supplies included)

When:             August 15-16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:            Missouri Artists on Main

                          321 S. Main

                          St. Charles, MO 

                          (636) 724-1260

Instructor:    Janine Helton, Watercolor Artist

Upcoming Workshops by Alicia Farris

Still space available at this point for the following workshops taught by Alicia Farris!

Hello Artists,

Just wanted to give you a “heads up”/reminder about two upcoming 2-day workshops I’ll be teaching in June and July.  If you find the workshop is full when you try to register, please be sure to ask to be put on a wait list!  

ACRYLIC PAINTING: THE IMPRESSIONISTS WAY – June 22 and 23rd, 9-3pm, Missouri Artists on Main in St. Charles

This workshop will cover the important elements of painting in a light and life-filled impressionistic style!  As we paint our subject matter, we will explore  artists’ styles from the Impressionists era, then will immerse ourselves in painting with some of that influence.  Canvases, paints and brushes will be provided to students.  Cost of the two-day workshop is $150.  Register by calling Missouri Artists on Main at (636) 724-1260

Click here for Acrylic Painting the Impressionists Way flyer.

PORTRAITS AND FIGURATIVE WORKS IN WATERCOLOR – July 6 and 7th, 9-3pm, Green Door Gallery, Webster Groves

 Using a loose and colorful style, you will learn techniques to portray not just a likeness, but more importantly, the personality and emotion of the human face or a subject.  Portrait painting experience not at all necessary but not recommended for the “bare” beginner.  Cost of this two-day workshop is $130.  Register on my website through Paypal or contact me by e-mail or phone – 417-840-9594.  I may be without internet or phone access between May 18-May 28 but I will get back to you.  

Click here for Portraits and Figurative Works in Watercolor  flyer.

By the way, the Annual Watercolor USA exhibit will be at the Springfield, Mo Art Museum from June 3 (opening night is June 2) to August 27th.  You might just see some interesting watercolor works and you might just see my painting on Yupo, “Patience and Promises, the Women From My Life” displayed there!  🙂 

Thank you and happy painting!  Alicia   

Marilynne Bradley Summer Workshop


JULY 9-13, 2017

You are invited to attend the summer workshop of MARILYNNE BRADLEY at the historic river town of Arrow Rock, Missouri. The workshop is open to amateur or advanced painters of any style. A different watercolor technique will be presented daily. Classes begin Sunday at 1 p.m. at the visitor’s center. Weekday sessions begin at 9 a.m. with a painting demonstration and a critique of the previous day’s work. The remainder of the day will be devoted to painting, additional activities and side trips. Participants will meet formally for approximately 3 hours per day, Sunday through Thursday, and will be expected to complete assignments each day.

I will furnish you with watercolor paper, watercolor markers, white crayons and watercolors, etc.  If you have your own watercolors, bring them.  I’ll be demonstrating techniques that will work with most brands of watercolors.  Bring pencils, scissors, masking tape, sponges, water container and a drawing board (foam core) larger than 12 x 18.


The dress for the week is very casual. The weather is usually hot. Bring bug spray. To give you time to get settled with rooming, we will meet at the STATE HISTORIC SITE Interpretive Center, Sunday at 1:00 p.m. You will get your first assignment due the next morning.  We will meet at 9 a.m. each morning in the auditorium. Class will end by noon, Thursday.

Here is some information on Lodging:

ARROW ROCK STATION (660)837-3310, two rooms, full breakfast

BORGMAN’S BED & BREAKFAST(660)837-3350 shared baths, family style breakfasts

BUNNY’S BED & BREAKFAST (660)837-3352, 7 rooms, private baths, breakfast




DOWN OVER INN (660)837-3268, private baths, full breakfast


PRAIRIE PARK(660-837-3213)(913-383-3884)country retreat on a plantation

STATE PARK IN ARROW ROCK (660)837-3330,  electrical hookups, showers

HICKORY SPRINGS, B&B, BOONVILLE (660-537-5068)full breakfast


Forms for Webster University graduate credit  COMM 5410 30 will be available on Sunday.

Fee is  $525 for 3 cr. hrs.

Make out a separate check to Webster Univ.  It can also be charged for a 2.75%. CONVENIENCE FEE FOR CREDIT CARD.




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Marilynne Bradley
817 S. Gore
Webster Groves, MO 63119