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Classes, Workshops, Mentoring

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I offer workshops at Marin MOCA, individual instruction in my studio, community drawing classes, and mentoring, either in my studio or at the studio of the mentee.

Individual Instruction:

I work with beginning or intermediate artists to help them develop or hone skills such as representational drawing, abstract drawing, composition, and working with color. We usually meet once a week, for a few sessions or for longer if desired. Sessions include teaching the skills, immediate feedback, and encouragement.

$80 per hour.


When I start a mentoring process with an artist, we spend some time clarifying the goals of our work together. In our sessions, I help the artist:

  • Critique their work and develop their own artistic vision

  • Write an artist statement and compile a CV

  • Resolve technical challenges and discover the best medium for the artist’s vision

  • Stay focused and persist in their art practice even during fallow or doubting periods

  • Stay flexible and go with the flow if goals change or the work takes an unexpected turn.

$125 per hour.

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“It’s rare to come across an artist who is such a talented and compassionate teacher as Janet Bogardus. Janet provides me with invaluable tools to look at my art practice with a fresh eye, and apply those skills to developing more dynamic and authentic drawings and paintings. Her creativity, patience and humor continue to give me the confidence create work I never would have thought possible. I highly recommend Janet as a teacher and mentor for anyone interested in taking their work to the next level."

Rebecca Katz, ICB Sausalito Artist


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