Bobbe is a popular artist and teacher in the Missoula, Montana area.   She is available to conduct private lessons as well as group classes and workshops in watercolor, oil, or pastel.  To discuss group or private lessons, contact Bobbe through the contact form on this web site.

LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER -  CLASSES : 

Classes resume in September 2022. To see my painting classes at the Lifelong Learning Center use this link.  Missoulaclasses.com and go to the Arts and Crafts listing and click on Painting. You can scroll down to see my classes being offered.

PRIVATE ART SESSIONS : 

Students benefit most from private instruction. 2.5 hr sessions run $125 per session and focus on the specific subject matter that the student needs or wants at your location. Private sessions can have up to 2 students as long as the medium and goals of the students are the same. To discuss your interest, contact Bobbe through this web site or by email at starkmtnstudio@gmail.com

CLASSES & EVENTS

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Beginning June, 2022 you can find my art in a new gallery in Philipsburg, MT. A number of paintings have been delivered to THE OFF-GRID GALLERY there.

August 20th through October 15th some of my larger oil paintings will be on display on Helena's walking mall at the south end of Last Chance Blvd.

EVENTS - FALL 2022

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WINDOW SHOW - ARCADE - HELENA WALKING MALL -
S LAST CHANCE GULCH

August 20th - October 15th
This is a solo window show of six large oil paintings and several smaller ones. If you are in Helena, it's a great place to take a walk and see the sites. You can visit more of my art on the same block  at Birds and Beasley's.


MONTANA LANDSCAPE SHOW
Missoula County Library

September 2nd - 5-7pm only
This is a quick little pop-up show featuring artists with landscape paintings of Montana. There are no sales at the show, but if you wish to purchase any of my art immediately after the show or within 7 days of the show, I'll offer these pieces at 25% off.

KILLDEER ARTISANS SHOWING IN ARLEE -
Hangin' Art Gallery

September 10th thru TBD
Opening reception September 10th 1-4pm. This is a group show of the Killdeer Artisans and it will contain 2 of my paintings.


ZACC MONSTER PROJECT
A fundraiser donation

October 7th 5-8 pm - opening sale
Opening reception and sale begins first Friday and runs for the month. These are adult recreations of monsters drawn by children. The sale supports the ZACC.

NEW CLASSES FOR FALL 2022

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IN TOUCH WITH COLOR
October 14th
This is a one day class at the Lifelong Learning Center of Missoula. 
Over the years, many students have seen my watercolor book and have been given brief instruction on the usefulness and advantages of creating your own. It's been years since I've taught this class, so by popular request it is here. This class is not about painting, but about paint. In this class we will be dealing strictly with watercolor paint. The information and processes that we will go through should open a whole new understanding about the subject and lend itself critically to the watercolor artist
. At the end of class, you will have expanded your understanding and have your own reference to use. Because this class is about your paint, you'll be bringing all your paint tubes along with a list of supplies to be sent prior to the class.

MIXED MEDIA FUN
December 2, 9, 16
When different media or materials are used to create unique visual art, it is called mixed media art . The use of mixed media began around 1912 when Cubists, like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, started adding collages to their canvases. Gradually the art form became widespread as artists developed increasingly open attitudes to the media of art. Sometimes we forget about the creative aspect of learning what you can combine to get the look you want and what doesn’t mix. This is a fun 3 session class that asks you to bring your “creative stuff” and learn some new possibilities.  Bring your art supplies and perhaps a painting or something you’d like to rework to the first class.

Register through the Lifelong Learning website or give them a call.
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PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOR*
Class Series #1 begins September 14 through October 5th.
Class Series #2 begins October 12 through November 2nd.
This is a 4 week class at the Lifelong Learning Center of Missoula.  Dive into the world of watercolor painting. If you are new, a little rusty, or enjoy the camaraderie of learning and painting in a group setting, please join us for this fun and educational watercolor experience.  Every week we will discuss and practice new techniques which we will then use  in the creation of a finished painting. You’ll receive a lesson plan with notes so that you can take your new knowledge home to review and try again. No prior experience is required. Bring the watercolor supplies that you currently have to the first class, where we will discuss needed supplies in detail.


MOVING ALONG WITH WATERCOLOR
November 9th - December 7th
This is a class to give you the information and opportunity to apply some advanced techniques and expand your basic knowledge of watercolor. We will talk about reference material, stretching, painting larger, composition and getting those darks to take your work to another level. You should be familiar with the basics and have all your own supplies. Bring your supplies to the first class.
Register through the Lifelong Learning website or give them a call.
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INTRO TO FRIENDLY OILS
September 16 through October 7th This is a 4 week class at the Lifelong Learning Center of Missoula.  Have you always been intrigued by the idea of oil painting but didn’t want to be exposed to the smell and solvents of traditional oils? Let me introduce you to what I call “Friendly Oils” that have no smell and clean up with vegetable oil or soap and water. This class is packed with information to help you understand oil paint, how to handle it, and how to get started with some basic painting techniques. During the class we will create several small paintings. No experience is required and all supplies will be provided for this class.

MORE FRIENDLY OILS
October 21st - November 11th
Now that you've caught the bug for oil painting, it's time to expand your knowledge and get some more practice and technique under your belt. We will address topics from materials to composition and from still life to landscapes. You will be painting each week. The introduction to Friendly Oils is a recommended prerequisite but if you already have solvent free oils and have used them in the past you are welcome to sign up for this class. Bring your supplies plus a blank 8x10 canvas to the first class.

Register through the Lifelong Learning website or give them a call.

* The paintings shown are examples of the work we do, but are not necessarily the paintings that will be done in the class.