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Instructor - Peggy Kirkwood

Peggy Strathdee Kirkwood has been a watercolorist for over 30 years. Her work is displayed in private and public collections throughout the United States. Peggy’s formal training was completed at Elizabeth Seton College, Manhattanville College, and SUNY Purchase. After her career as an Art Director handling major accounts: Dress Barn, Blockbuster Video, Value Rent-a-Car, Easter Seals along with Robes of the Realm of North America ( a five year tour of the coronation regalia of the Royal Family), Peggy returned to her passion of watercolor. She has studied with master’s such as Sue Archer, Janet Rogers, Tom Lynch, Tom Jones, Barbara Nechis Jeanne Dobie, Garri Katz and Ted Matz.

Currently Peggy is the President and Co-Founder of The New Studio for the Visual Art of Jupiter, Inc. where she teaches on a daily basis along with private communities and private lessons.


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The Watercolor Creations In Studio Class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with Watercolor painting. Students are encouraged to bring reference to paint what they are passionate about. 

Drawing skills are not mandatory but are encouraged. There will be a Lightbox to facilitate tracing of a photo or other references provided by the student if the student is intimidated about drawing. This class is ultimately about enjoying painting.

Individual one on one instruction takes place during the class as needed. 

Watercolor Creations is a WIN/WIN for every student as they work on what they are passionate about and see what others are working on by sharing ideas, techniques, successes, and ultimately becoming a learning experience created by the needs of each student, which creates a superior platform of creativity for everyone!

Wednesday Mornings  9:00am - 12:00pm



The Open Studio is designed for all levels of artistic ability and experience! Whether you paint with oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, mixed media, abstract, realism, or would just like to draw, this is the class for you!

Demonstrations, along with lessons, will be given on the elements and principles of design, color theory, pigment personality, value, grid systems, perspective and theories which apply to all media.

Bring what you would like to work on, and you will receive individualized instruction on how to approach, improve and successfully complete your work of art! Join us and experience the joy of creating art!

Wednesday Afternoons  1:00pm - 4:00pm

Thursday Afternoons  1:00pm - 4:00pm



Our Unique Art class is structured for students who may have any type of a special need. Students are encouraged to use their inner creativity to add their own touch to their unique art creations.

Wednesday Evenings  4:30pm - 6:30pm

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