What Students Say

"I came away from the Botanical Watercolor class excited to do more painting. Mark is a skilled artist and encouraging teacher, with the ability to be clear in his descriptions and inspiring in his demos. We had a great time on Tuesday nights, he creates a fun and light-hearted atmosphere in his inviting home-studio."   
-Amy Kirkpatrick

"No matter what level of art study we may be at, Mark’s teaching style is easy-going and quite helpful with individual instruction. The new art studio setting feels warm, welcoming and relaxed. I am really looking forward to the next class of drawing trees in ink and giving my creativity a jump start into spring!
-Sandy Tuzinski (Bloomington)


"It was a nice journey for me all in all. I have a new bench mark for the way I draw."
                                            - Alyce Hall, online student

"We found Mark to be an extraordinary teacher last year! He welcomes both those seeking to learn the basics of painting watercolor outdoors, as well as those who have years of experience."
                                             - Mary Swalla Holmes, Oberholtzer Foundation

"Most importantly, Mark has taught me specific techniques to improve my artwork, while encouraging me to develop and understand my own style. I've been able to apply these techniques in other forms of art, as well. Because of his class, I have a stronger appreciation for botanical art, and have more confidence in my own work."
- Emily Metcalf