About Jane M.

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Jane teaches: Ages 8 to 80
Teaching since: January 1996
Last sign in: Last week


I'm an award-winning artist having taught watercolor painting & drawing for 20 years. I’ve participated in dozens of exhibits & art shows. I LOVE teaching. I've taught students of all ages from the US & Italy, including at Cleveland Botanical Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, Illinois Central College, in churches, libraries, home schools, & at Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, MA. We can paint or draw what appeals to YOU...from oceans to flowers to abstracts to landscapes to seascapes, etc. Some of my students are now professional artists & some have become art teachers. The materials can be simple. For drawing, we’ll use drawing tools (pencils, charcoal, etc) a great eraser, & paper. For watercolor painting, we'll use a couple of good quality brushes, about 6 paint colors, watercolor paper (or watercolor canvas), water and a palette. Ta-da! You’re ready to go. (I’ll provide a detailed supply list for enrolled students.)

Photos and Videos

"The Zen of Watercolor". I explain how watercoloring helps you with patience & staying on "task."


Creative Visionary

Oct 2014 - Present
Private company

Creating videos demonstrating how to watercolor. Creating step-by-step online free lessons showing how to create a painting.I have also taught at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Shaker Heights Library, private lessons in richmond Heights, OH., and online lessons with students in MN.


Jan 2014 - Present
Private company

We produce educational videos for YouTube that use art techniques as a forum to connect people to their creativity and nimble thinking. We think everyone needs more art in their life. Art gives people a voice. It allows us to flow to a contemplative space to unwind, recharge, and be attentive with the intuitive, "free-styling" part of our thinking. Plus, through the videos you can become a good painter. And, it's fun!


Masters in Liberal Arts: Museum Studies

Sep 2009 - May 2011
Harvard University

Painting and Drawing

Aug 2002 - Dec 2003
Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy


Design of Merit Award, (Branding for the museum)

Aug 2015
Currier Museum of Art

National Merit of Excellence Award

May 2004
Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

National Merit Award

Oct 2003
Southern Watercolor Society

Note Cards Selected for QVC

Jan 2001
QVC Network, Online Shopping Network


Ohio Plein Air Society

Apr 2016

The Ohio Plein Air Society is a collection of artists and art lovers sharing a common interest in outdoor painting. While we recognize that all art is important, as a group we focus on painting, drawing, and other art forms completed on site, from direct observation, and outdoors. Our admiration for the world around us gives us reason to explore through art the diversity and uniqueness of Ohio’s landscapes, cityscapes, lakes, rivers, and streams, and beyond. As a non-profit organization, OPAS welcomes and supports artists, patrons, educators, and enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, backgrounds and interests.

Ohio Art League

Jan 2016

Ohio Art League is an innovative leader in Ohio for supporting artists during all stages of their careers. OAL connects member artists to patrons of the arts, the community, and exhibit and studio spaces. Through professional development, mentorship and advocacy, OAL works strategically to help Ohio cultivate and retain top art talent while positioning the state as a hub for the arts.

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4 Reviews on Jane M.

Sally F. Nov 2, 2016
Watercolor Painting · Online
Verified Student
lisa Nov 1, 2016
Watercolor Painting · Online
Verified Student
Jane is wonderful! I'm so happy I've found her!
Debbie Jul 26, 2016
Watercolor Painting · Online
Jane's step by step watercolor lesson is perfect for both beginners and more experienced. Her tips and guidance proved a positive painting experience, as well as a painting to be proud of.
Sharon Jul 14, 2016
Jane is an excellent instructor. She is talented and willing to share her knowledge and her artistic expertise. Her love of art and teaching is always evident.
I have taken many watercolor, drawing and private lessons with Jane. She has shared with me not only her skills and abilities but her passion for art.
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