Learn with Jane

Jane teaches all levels and most styles of art...and her students love to learn from her! Below you will find a chronological list of learning opportunities along with an option to schedule your own 1-on-1 session. At the bottom of this page you will find some example artwork from Jane's students, testimonials from Jane's students, and a form to contact Jane with your questions.

April 29, 2024
In Person Watercolor Class

Jump into spring while creating a watercolor painting of flowering spring trees. No experience necessary. You can do this. Really! All materials provided and you will leave the class with a painting to take home.

5:30 - 7:00 pm
Niles-Maine Public Library
Studio B, 960 Oakton Street, Niles, IL 60714

If interested, contact Jane and she’ll notify you when the registration details are available.


Jane will confirm the time, day and class length (45, 60, or 90-minutes) that suits you.

All levels of watercolor painting, most styles and most subject matters can be taught.

If you are interested contact Jane and introduce yourself. Or sign up directly on the TakeLessons website.

Example Student Art

Painting using pen and ink in addition to traditional watercolor. This student had no watercolor experience before starting lessons with Jane.

Painting by a student who used Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World” as inspiration. But he decided to not include Christina. This student had no watercolor or art experience before taking lessons with Jane.

Painting by one of Jane’s students from one of Jane’s photos from Siena, Italy. The student had prior art experience, but was not a watercolorist.

An exploration of an evening seaside scene by a student.

An exploration of sunset colors by a student.

A study of trees by a student.

A study of a tree by a student.

An exploration of movement by a student.

A study of lemons and pears by a student.

Student Testimonials

Awesome!! I enjoyed the pace. Jane is very friendly and inspiring. Extremely good teacher and explores the students’ needs and expectations to ensure you get a lot from the lesson. I would highly recommend!!

Aug 18, 2021

Jane was very knowledgeable and kind. I learned a lot and enjoyed her pleasant and positive instruction style. I am looking forward to many more watercolor painting lessons with her!

November 2, 2020

Jane is a superb instructor who explains the theory and practice of watercolor painting with great clarity and insight. Her online demonstrations and guidance to help the student master these techniques are excellent.

May 15, 2020

This was my first lesson with this website. I really enjoyed Jane's laidback style and friendly going personality. She was easy to connect with and talk to. Extremely helpful. I like how she focused on exactly what I was asking for help with and didn't waste my time with unnecessary help.

March 17, 2020

Jane helped me through some self-doubting/negative thinking places. She was sensitive to where I am and acknowledged that. Then we moved on to paint more from there, continuing to learn and grow. I am rejuvenated! Thank you, Jane.

June 1, 2018

Good coverage of topics that expanded my abilities and Jane provided valuable feedback on work already completed.

April 27, 2018

Questions or want help to sign up?

Please use this form to ask Jane your questions or to get more information on how to sign up for any of the learning opportunities listed above!

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