Detail from painting "For Charlotte"Maryann Kot
Maryann is an experienced teacher, working with students of various skill levels in several art mediums. She has a certificate in nature illustration from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The three year certificate program has a strong curriculum in drawing and colored pencil. She has been teaching colored pencil and drawing for the last 7 years. Maryann teaches at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore, CA.

In addition to drawing and colored pencil classes, she also offers two day workshops in composition and pen and ink and she is available for private lessons as well. Please see descriptions of her current courses below.

For more information about these courses or to inquire about workshops or private lessons, please email her at:

Red Pears with Crock
Colored Pencil
Colored Pencil Classes: Basics and Beyond

5 classes per session
New sessions start every 6 weeks

Classes are for beginners and intermediate students. Beginners will learn the properties of the colored pencil, color theory, and how to create realistic drawings. Intermediate students will review basic principles of colored pencil and learn more colored pencil techniques. All students will be able to create their own colored pencil projects at the end of each five week session.

Drawing by Maryann
Basic Drawing
Drawing Classes: Basic Drawing: Focus on Nature

5 classes per session
New sessions start every 6 weeks

This class is for the beginning artist and the artist who would like to improve their knowledge of basic drawing techniques to bring better results to the artwork they produce in other mediums they are working in now. The session starts with the basics of drawing that include site techniques, three dimensional development, and composition. It quickly focuses on nature drawing. Whether the artist is interested in detailed nature illustration or a more artistic expression of nature drawing, this class has all that is needed to complete desired results.
Maryann welcomes your questions or comments and may be reached via email at:

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