©2007 - 2019 by Bobbe Almer - Stark Mountain Studio

    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 and workshops provide experience and take home knowledge for your art enjoyment.  The following classes are designed to highlight certain techniques, practices, or introduce some special color mixing. You receive a copy of the lesson to take home and review later.  Registration for classes must be made in advance by contact through the Lifelong Learning Center web site at www.missoulaclasses.com.

    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

    INTRO TO FRIENDLY OILS *
    Starting  September 12, 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.

    * paintings shown are examples of class paintings and do not necessarily represent paintings to be done in these classes.

    MORE FRIENDLY OILS *
    Starting  October 31, this is a 4 week class at the Lifelong Learning Center of Missoula.  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 class is recommended as a prerequisite, but is not required if you already have solvent free oils and have used them in the past. Bring your supplies including an 8x10 or smaller blank canvas to the first class where we will review materials and get started painting.
    PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOR*
    Starting Sept 10, this is a 6 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.
    PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOR*
    Starting Nov 5, this is a 6 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.
     

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