Classes & Workshops

Brenda has been conducting workshops and teaching classes for many years, covering a variety of subject matter and mediums, and working with artists of all levels. Step-by-step demonstrations, discussions on design and technique, and one-on-one interaction are integral parts of these classes.

Brenda is a fabulous workshop instructor, exceptionally well prepared with a thorough knowledge of her subject. She presented frequent demonstrations which were accompanied by wonderful staged samples of her work. Brenda created a warm and enjoyable learning environment and gave freely of herself as she provided multiple assessments of students’ work. The workshop was not only a sellout but an overwhelming, unanimous success judging from the comments we received from the students.

Elizabeth Collard
BWS, PVW President, Delaware Watercolor Society

The class and instructor were excellent. Loved the instructor – very organized, comfortable, cheerful, pleasant, friendly. Much knowledge shared on subject including info on taking good photographs to use for subject reference. Information was very clear and presented in an easy to understand method. It was easy to follow the instructor and I didn’t feel rushed or stressed. Very hands on with students. Best class I have taken


I loved watching her paint, watching how she handled water on her brush and on the paper—I learned so much from her technique. She is very encouraging and gives positive suggestions. Her explanations as she worked were very helpful.


Wonderful presentation and great knowledge. Layered technique is easy to understand. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to paint portraits, but this class has shown me that I do have the potential!


On-Going Year Round Classes

Classes are held at Brenda Kidera’s Studio in Woodbine, MD. For info, call 410-489-0431 or e-mail.

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Current Class Schedule

Pen & Ink with Watercolor – Great for Traveling Journaling!

July 13, 2019 - July 14, 2019


HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063
Savage, MD 20763

I hope you will join me for this popular, fun, two-day workshop. Learn how to work with pen and ink with watercolor washes to produce small, lively, casual paintings. This class is great for those of you who already enjoy or would like to learn travel journaling. Reference materials will be supplied. Learn how to make even poor travel photos into beautiful small color sketches. There will be step-by-step instruction, demonstrations, and one-on-one interaction. Knowledge of elementary watercolor is helpful. There will be a lunch break; please bring a bag lunch.

To Register, call HorseSpirit Arts Gallery: 301-490-2001
Cost: $240
Deadline: May 11, 2019

Supply List

2019 Winter Workshops at The Columbia Art Center

November 19, 2019 - January 31, 2020

6100 Foreland Garth,
Columbia, MD 21045

Registration begins November 19th.

Dates TBD