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

G.C.

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.

L.H.

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!

Anon

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.

If you would like to be on the CLASS EMAIL LIST to see what’s coming up, contact Brenda directly at brendakidera@gmail.com


Current Class Schedule

Watercolor: Ready, Set, Paint!

December 3, 2019 - December 10, 2019

18 yrs + / 2 classes starting Dec 3 / $56 + $8 ref. materials
Gain confidence, learn technique and strengthen skills quickly! Work on a new, 6×6 small painting each week. Bring your own art supplies. Elementary knowledge of watercolor is necessary. Step-by-step instruction and demonstrations. Reference material fee due at first class.  Info: Danielle Bassett, 410-313-4634 or dbassett@howardcountymd.gov.

Gary J Arthur Comm Ctr 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Tuesdays
2400 Rte. 97, Cooksville, Maryland 21723

NEW! Light Effects–Drama in the Landscape with Brenda Kidera

February 4, 2020 - March 10, 2020

18 yrs + / 6 wks starting Feb 4 

Learn to capture the drama of light and weather in this composition. Color theory and how to build a painting like this will be discussed. Elementary watercolor knowledge helpful. Step-by-step instruction and demonstrations. $20 reference materials fee due at first class.  Supply list provided on ActiveNet. Bring your own supplies. Info: Danielle Bassett, 410-313-4634 or dbassett@howardcountymd.gov.

Gary J Arthur Comm Ctr   9:30AM-12:30 PM  Tuesdays
2400 Rte. 97, Cooksville, Maryland 21723

(Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 3, 10)

Registration Begins Wednesday, December 4th, 6pm: https://apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/

NEW! Wonders of Nature Watercolor with Brenda Kidera

March 24, 2020 - April 21, 2020

18 yrs + / 4 wks starting Mar 24

This class is all about technique and explores the versatility of watercolor.  Learn to use a variety of materials and tools to achieve various effects.  How to use these when painting different subject matter will be discussed.  Step-by-step instruction and demonstrations. No Class April 7. $8 Reference material fee due at first class. Supply list provided on ActiveNet. Bring your own supplies. Info: Danielle Bassett, 410-313-4634 or dbassett@howardcountymd.gov.

Gary J Arthur Comm Ctr 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Tuesdays
2400 Rte. 97, Cooksville, Maryland 21723

(Mar 24, No Class March 31, April 7, 14, 21)

Registration Begins Wednesday, December 4th, 6pm: https://apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/

NEW! Painting the Garden Watercolor with Brenda Kidera

April 28, 2020 - May 19, 2020

18 yrs + / 4 wks starting Apr 28

Thinking about spring? We will paint a beautiful garden scene in this class. How to approach the landscape plus a variety of techniques will be explored. Step-by-step instruction and demonstrations. $8 Reference material fee due at first class. Supply list provided on ActiveNet. Info: Danielle Bassett, 410-313-4634 or dbassett@howardcountymd.gov.

Gary J Arthur Comm Ctr   9:30AM-12:30 PM  Tuesdays

(April 28, May 5, 12, 19)

Registration Begins Wednesday, December 4th, 6pm: https://apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/