Member’s Classes

The following NFWS members teach classes and workshops at various locations and times.

Kathy Armstrong teaches classes both virtually and in-person in the Rochester area. For more information on upcoming classes check the Classes page of her website.

David Gardner is teaching four classes at the Memorial Art Gallery’s Creative Workshop in Rochester. The classes are: Drawing into Watercolor,  Watercolor Open Studio, Color and Composition – Pre-planning Your Painting, and Watercolor Sketchbook. Class descriptions are online at the MAG Creative Workshop. 

Kathleen Giles teaches Zoom classes and workshops, and has in person workshops scheduled for 2021 and 2022! She also has prerecorded videos on her website, “a great way to learn.” Phone 716-795-9368 or email Check out her website at

Lynn Jay teaches watercolor classes through the Orchard Park Community Education Department. These weekly classes are held on Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 8:30 at the Orchard Park High School. You can contact Lynn at

Gord Jones, CSPWC SCA teaches beginner and intermediate watercolour online from Haliburton Ontario. Contact Gord at ph. 905966-7193.

Jennifer Koury offers watercolor painting, composition, and drawing classes for all levels via Zoom and in person. For more information contact Jennifer at or 716-655-5798. For Springvlle Center for the Arts classes, contact Tracey Maybray, 716-592-9038. Springville Fall 2021 Classes include Plein Air at the historic Olmsted Camp overlooking the Cattaraugus Creek Valley in Sardinia, NY, September 28, 2021, 9 am -4 pm. Expressive Multimedia Drawing Class. 10/27, 11/3, and 11/10/21, 1-4 pm using inks, sumi-e brushes for washes and line, crow quills, and charcoal, and a Day of Eloquent Drawing and Expression, Saturday, November 6, 2021, 9:30-3:30 pm, Expressive Line and Wash Drawing. 

Dan Meyer teaches classes for all levels in Williamsville, Clarence and Akron. Phone 716-633-6282, cell 716-380-3554 or email

Sherryl Perez Watercolor classes resume Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 9:30 am -12:00 pm in North Tonawanda. For more information on the schedule for small group and online classes, contact Sherryl at  716-807-8227 or email

Sheila Reigh teaches beginner/intermediate watercolor (Tuesdays 1-4 pm) and advanced watercolor (Thursdays 1-4 pm)  at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center for those 60 years and older. You do not have to be a Tonawanda resident to attend. Contact Sheila for details at 716-692-6966, cell 716-930-3305 or email

Denise Sperry offers workshops and private lessons in Williamsville. For more information call 716-634-8907 or email

Roland Stevens teaches Plein Air painting for intermediate and advanced students in Wayne and Yates Counties. Phone 585-455-2259 or email

Sally Treanor teaches watercolor classes to all levels using Zoom online. Classes are Monday mornings, 9:30 – 12, beginning Monday September13, 2021. For more information, contact her at 716-912-1451 or

Sandra Tyler teaches beginning and intermediate watercolor classes in Perry and Wyoming, NY. Phone 585-689-3931.

Deanna Weinholtz teaches weekly virtual watercolor classes on Zoom for the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Intermediate classes are four week sessions on Tuesday nights. Masters classes are also four week sessions on Wednesday mornings. Workshops are one time classes, two hours each on Thursday nights. For more information contact Deanna at, or visit

Becky Wilson teaches watercolor classes for beginning and intermediate level artists, for adults and children 7 yrs and older. Classes are taught in her studio at ART 247 on Market Street in Lockport, NY. She also does Paint Nights for adults and Paint Parties for children. Contact Becky at 716-998-9052 or email

Jody Ziehm teaches watercolor classes at Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St. in  North Tonawanda, NY, 8 week sessions. For details text 716-940-3442, Also planning a beginner workshop/class for late January 2022.