For everyone at every skill level or no level at all! ALL watercolor supplies are provided.
Just bring a dish of something to share and a beverage of your choice.
You will watch a watercolor demo and receive instructions and everyone
will leave with a unique finished painting ready for framing in a standard size frame.
A different theme and/or technique will be taught each month.
It is a friendly and non-threatening way to try watercolor.
You will be pleasantly surprised at what you can do!
$35 per person or bring a friend and it is $30 per person

THURSDAY at my ROXBURY STUDIO in Springfield, VA 2018
Jan 18     2:30 & 6:00   Masa
Feb           NO CLASS
Mar 1      2:30 & 6:00   Drapery
Apr 5      2:30 & 6:00   Shiny Things
May 17    2:30 & 6:00   Skies
Jun 28  2:30 & 6:00   Canvas NEW DATE!
Jul 26     2:30 & 6:00   Rearranged
Aug 9      2:30 & 6:00   Trading Places
Sep 6       2:30 & 6:00   Self Portraits
Oct           NO CLASS
Nov 15   2:30 & 6:00   Brusho  NEW DATE!
Dec 6       2:30 & 6:00   Snowy Trees

313 Mill St, Occoquan, VA

Jan 19     2:30 & 6:30   Masa
Feb           NO CLASS
Mar 9                6:30  Drapery
Apr 6       2:30 & 6:30   Shiny Things
May 18    2:30 & 6:30   Skies
Jun 29   2:30 & 6:30   Canvas NEW DATE!
Jul 27      2:30 & 6:30   Rearranged
Aug 10    2:30  only        Trading Places
Sep 7       2:30 & 6:30   Self Portraits
Oct           NO CLASS
Nov 16  2:30 & 6:30   Brusho   NEW LOCATION is now at the Roxbury Studio, just this time.
Dec 7       2:30 & 6:30   Snowy Trees

Art Feast at the ROXBURY

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Art Feast at the LOFT

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TUESDAYS WITH MARNI  in my Home Studio, 6138 Roxbury Ave, Springfield, VA 22152 MOST Tuesdays 12-4 pm. This is a special time to paint with a small group and receive individualized instruction on paintings of your choice.  Or you can start a new one! All mediums are welcome. Bring your own art supplies. Water, water containers and paper towels are already here as well as some other various supplies you may need.  Tables are provided. Class size is limited to 8 people.
Please pre-register by emailing
$40.00 per class payable in class or online below.
2018 Dates:
Nov 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 18

Dates subject to change. You know how life can be!
Please check back here for updates or email me to check

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Dates you want to come:

Workhouse Art Center 9601 Ox Rd, Lorton, VA 22079

Call 703-584-2900 or REGISTER online for any of the following classes

Drop in Studio With Marni!

All Skill Levels: Young Adults and Adults

These are one-day workshops designed for students who want a time and place to paint. Students work on individual projects with as much critique, support and guidance from the instructor as wanted. All mediums are welcome. Bring your own supplies. You can choose to register for as many or as little of the below workshops as you like.
All one-day workshop dates are listed below.
Wednesday November 28, 6pm-9pm
Friday November 30, 10am-1pm
Wednesday December 5, 6pm-9pm
Friday December 7, 10am-1pm

Tuition: $70
Location: W-3, 305



Green Spring Gardens Park
4603 Green Spring Road 
Alexandria, Virginia

March 16, 9:30 – 3:30 pm
Embrace imperfection as you experiment with watercolor techniques and textures. Instructor Marni Maree demonstrates drawing and painting techniques using only a few colors. Try your hand at these demonstrated techniques and enhance your skill set and appreciation of what you can do with this medium. Supply list emailed at registration.

Register Here:  or call 703-642-5173

Creatively Sketch and Watercolor Your Way Through
Cinque Terre
, Italy!

May 25 – June 1    or     June 1 –  8, 2019

Pics from our fun in Tuscany OCT 2018 are below…

What a great way to record lasting memories! Each day you will visit a new location in this glorious landscape for a few hours of sketching and painting. Marni will demonstrate and teach various ways to see, draw, simplify a scene, and creatively collect information to fill up your sketchbooks.
There will be daily art “challenges” that will help to think out of the box as you see and draw. You will also have ample time on your own to wander as you find new things to record.

At the end of each day of sketching and painting you will return “home” for fine wine, food, and fellowship with the other artists. Casual and encouraging critiques and instruction will be offered each evening, or you can paint and relax on your own. You will also learn how to use your sketches to create larger paintings if you like.

Additional Activities: Our daily painting will be combined with other adventures such
train pass to visit other towns
boat trip to Porto Venere to sketch, shop, have lunch or cappuccino in the cafes
free shuttle service from the hotel to the main town
pick up in Florence on the first day

Sketching people on the move with watercolor and ink

The Cinque Terre – is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. “The Five Lands”   comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside. For more about the Cinque Terre, the Lonely Planet gives a nice description with photos:

The Food – We will have 5 dinners organized together at local restaurants and trattorie.  We’ll sample the pastas, seafood and specialties of the area.  Wine is included in all meals.  Lunches and 2 dinners will be independent for you to explore the local cuisine on your own.

Given its location on the Mediterranean, seafood is plentiful in the local cuisine. Anchovies of Monterosso are a local specialty designated with a Protected Designation of Origin status from the European Union. The mountainsides of the Cinque Terre are heavily terraced and are used to cultivate grapes and olives. This area, and the region of Liguria, as a whole, is known for pesto — a sauce made from basil leaves, garlic, salt, olive oil, pine nuts and pecorino cheese. Focaccia is a particularly common locally baked bread product. Farinata is also a typical snack found in bakeries and pizzerias — essentially it is a savoury and crunchy pancake made from a base of chick-pea flour.

Price: $3,150 p/p based on double occupancy; (non-painters $2,650)
Optional Supplement: $475 for single room – limited availability
Suite with hot tub – $250 per person, minimum of 2 people

Sketch in beautiful locations!


  • Shared double room in Hotel La Cabana in Monterosso (singles available for a supplement)
  • Daily traditional breakfast
  • 5 dinners with wine
  • Daily classes and critiques with Marni
  • Train passes for exploring other towns
  • Boat trip to Porto Venere
  • Pick up from Florence on arrival day
  • Departure – there is a convenient train station in the center of Monterosso that connects with every major line in Italy.

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