We have had two art shows at Quail Meadows in Washington. Above are pictures from the shows where my students presented their artwork from the over 30 classes we had during Fondulac Park District classes over the past 5 years, plus some of their personal artwork. These artists are GREAT!.

I enjoy teaching art students of every age and skill level. Above are pictures from classes I have taught. We have a GREAT time. I can put together a class at any location for your club, event or party.

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I enjoy teaching art to folks of all ages. I do fun, interactive drawing, acrylic and watercolor seminars, parties and classes.


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WATERCOLOR AND ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES. It is fun to introduce folks to the wonderful world of color. I have a easy to follow approach to paint beautiful landscapes and other subjects that anybody can do. Groups from grade school to high school kids to seniors are best.  I can do a single two hour seminar or series of classes. I can do this for a flat fee or a percentage of the fees the participants pay. The students love finishing the class with their very own masterpiece suitable for framing. I can provide all supplies. Let’s talk how I can do this for your group. We can arrange a fun painting session at your club or business. Drop me an email at

DRAWING CLASSES. For over thirty years, I have entertained and instructed groups of all kinds in the art of drawing. My sessions can last from 30 to 90 minutes as the group draws along with my basic shapes technique that goes into composing a landscape sketch, and depending on the length of the session, a humorous illustration. I begin drawing sessions. showing several examples of my work, and then the interactive drawing session. Next I draw a few caricatures from folks in the group. The grand finale is when the group is broken divided into two teams that compete in the famous “Bosun Joe” game where members of the group compete; trying to guess what I am drawing. A great, informative time is had by all. This works best for any group,classroom or party, age 6 to senior citizen. Group sizes can range from 10 to 40. Each 60 minute session generally runs $99. There is a nominal extra fee of $25 for my travel outside of the Tri-County area into central Illinois. Let me know what budget you and let’s work it out. My instructional drawing sessions are perfect for a school art’s day. Ask me about special half day, and all day rates.

I also teach classes through area park districts. Below is contact information to find out how you can join us and have fun drawing and painting. For the Fondulac Park District in East Peoria, contact Gina Bartlemay at 309-699-3923 or, For the Washington Park District, contact Matt Suellentrop at 309-444-9413 or

Above are pictures of the first acrylic classes I taught the great students of the Fondulac Park District and Washington Park District. The students painted a vivid fall lake scene. Contact me about putting a class together for your group.

Caricatures - Art instruction - watercolor & ACRYLIC painting