Shirley Nachtrieb’s Spring 2021 Classes & Workshops

Dear Artists, I hope this finds you all well and ready to paint again. Please find attached the Spring class schedule. Classes are limited to 10 students. Please continue to follow the CDC guidelines for safety: wear a mask that covers your nose, 6’ social distancing, don’t touch your face, wash your hands often. Sorry, no hugging yet!

I continue to hold private classes in my home in St. Charles.

I look forward to seeing you all again.


Shirley Nachtrieb, 636-947-1936, cell 314-520-9948,

The following classes will be held at the Saint Peters Cultural Arts Centre, 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd, St. Peters, MO 63376; Office 636-477-6600, ext.1623.

  • Exploring Watercolor: Flower Power, Tuesdays, March 16-April 27, 2021, 1-3pm, 6 weeks, $120. The class will continue its study on flowers in watercolor. Shirley will lead you through drawing a sketch to a watercolor finish. A list of supplies will be sent on request. No class on April 6 due to elections.
  • Independent Study classes: Wednesdays, March 17 -April 22, 2020, 10am-12pm, 6 weeks, $120. Students will work in their favorite medium using their own art study brought into class. Shirley will assist and direct each student through the painting process. You may also bring artwork to class for positive critiques. All levels welcome.

***There will be no weekend workshops at this time.

            ****If you have credit vouchers from 2020, please bring them with you😉

Click here for Exploring Watercolor: Flower Power registration form

Click here for Independent Study registration form

STLWS Plein Air Paint Out January 13th

On January 13th the sun came out and the temperatures warmed into the mid 50s so the Saint Louis Watercolor Society invited their members to come out and paint plein air at The Muny. Thirteen painters came out and 3 visitors graced us with their greetings. Everyone enjoyed it and everyone said that they were up for another impromptu gathering.

Here are some photos from the day’s event:

Gail Crosson Featured in Cheap Joe’s Catalog

Gail Crosson’s watercolor collage entitled Hootlets was featured in the new Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff 2021 Guide to Great Art catalog on page 20. Gail has been busy with her artwork during the pandemic and decided to send her collage in to Cheap Joe’s for consideration in their section “What We’re Doing” and it was chosen to be included in their latest publication. We are thrilled to see Gail receive recognition for her incredible collages.

STLWS December ZOOM Membership Meeting

Due to the pandemic, the Saint Louis Watercolor Society did not hold their traditional holiday party. Instead they invited members to gather at a ZOOM meeting on December 9th and share winter themed paintings. It was an enjoyable event and we hope more members will attend our next scheduled ZOOM meeting on January 20th at 7 p.m. when Mary Dee Schmidt will critique paintings submitted by members. Watch for an email with the ZOOM link.

Here are some of the paintings shared at the December meeting:

Dana Rothberg’s painting
Fran Kempin’s painting
Gabriele Baber’s painting
Another painting by Gabriele Baber
Another painting by Gabriele Baber
Gerry Klein’s painting
Another painting by Gerry Klein
Jan Foulk’s painting
Jim Brauer’s painting
Another painting by Jim Brauer
A cute pandemic ornament Judy Grewe shared with us.
Judy Grewe’s painting
Kathy Kelly’s painting
Liz Schaeffer’s painting
Another painting by Liz Schaeffer
Lon Gilbert’s painting
Loretta Pfeiffer’s painting
Maggie McCarthy’s painting
Mirka Fetté’s painting
Molly Edler’s painting
A painting about Corona Virus by Molly Edler
Pat Long’s painting of her granddaughter
Peggy Michalski’s painting
Another painting by Peggy Michalski
Spencer Meagher’s painting
Anothe painting by Spencer Meagher
Suzanne Galli Koenen’s painting
Another painting by Suzanne Galli Koenen
Pickett Lema’s painting