By Barbara Pafume

Open Your Artists Eyes

Private Lessons in Watercolor, Oil, and Acrylic

Beginners as well as experienced painters welcome! 

Classes will be held at Four Seasons Studios,

17 Waydon Rd., Fairfax, VT

For more information and to register, call Barbara at 802-849-6858 or email

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ART IS IN THE AIR!  Engage the senses, entice the muse, immortalize the ordinary!

Learn to design and compose your painting subjects, using only the strongest elements by eliminating the insignificant or superfluous to make your own powerful, personal artistic statement.  Understand and use color and value relationships to create drama and light in whatever you choose to paint.  Work from your own photos and sketches or use some of the available studio photos.  Whether you are just beginning to explore your creativity; looking to create a new piece for your home or exhibition; wanting to create a special gift for someone or to just have great fun – you will learn much and have a great time doing so!

Work in watercolor, oil or acrylic and feel free to experiment with a different medium than the one you start with, if you choose.

Beginners as well as experienced artists welcome! 

To read what students have to say about Barbara’s workshops, please see student comments.

Contact Barbara at 802-849-6858 for more information.


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Student Comments

STUDENT COMMENTS on recent classes & workshops for adults & children:

“You bring such enthusiasm and spirit toward our artwork that it cannot help but lift one’s whole demeanor in looking at life.” John T.

“You don’t teach a class, you inspire and teach the individual in a safe, non-threatening environment that encourages us to reach beyond our fears to express the joy of painting in an almost spiritual way!” Joanie M.

“I loved working with you and I know I learned an amazing amount…so thoroughly enjoyed your teaching and the working atmosphere in your class.” Nancy C.

“Your class opened a whole new world to me!” Greg U.

“You are an excellent instructor and you have given me renewed faith in myself as an artist!”
Judith J.

“Of all the art teachers that I have encountered you were the only one who provided the environment for the change in my painting by providing examples of a new form of expression along with encouragement and joy.” Peter S.

“You’re the tops! And all the Old-Timers agree with me!” Bill M.

“Your creative expertise and your unique ability to connect with the young artists at our school is what makes the kids want to come back for more!” Susan B.

“You opened my eyes and brought me to a new aspect of painting.” Sylvia F.

“You are such a fabulous teacher and artist -Thanks again!” Heidi & Mark C.

“Thank you for leading me back to the wonders of childhood through art.” Pat C.

“Thanks again for working your magic!” Noreen P.

2022 Exhibit Schedule

Four Seasons Studios, Fairfax, VT (By Appointment – call Barbara 802-849-6858)

Union Bank, Jct. Rts.104 & 128, Fairfax, VT (Ongoing Exhibit)  Stop by during business hours and tour the bank galleries. Call 802-849-2600 for hours.

Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition
The Red Barn Gallery on Lareau Farm
Waitsfield, VT
June 19th – July 23rd