Classes & Programs

Watercolor Demo by SHARON  STOLZENBERGER October 15 1pm to 2:30 pm


                                       https:/ stolzenberger

Sharon graduated from the School of the Dayton Art Institute and began her career in art with Gibson Greeting Card Co.  where she was an illustrator, then an art director.  She spent several years in commercial art before going out on her own to sell her paintings at the outdoor art fairs nationally and through other juried exhibitions.

Teaching has become a new direction in her career.  She teaches mixed media workshops for organizations, and is currently teaching watercolor classes through Sinclair Community College and Rosewood Arts Centre in Dayton, OH.

                                                                   SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

The Creative Artist by Nita Leland, North Light Books; Drawing and Painting from Nature by Cathy Johnson, Design Press; The Best of Wildlife II, North Light Books; Confident Color, by Nita Leland, North Light Books; The New Creative Artist, Nita Leland, North Light Books.

Work selected for AcrylicWorks 8, 2021 published by Artists Magazine.

                                                                         SELECTED EXHIBITS

Ohio Watercolor Society annual exhibitions; 

Society of Animals annual exhibitions and Travel Shows

National Geographic Society Explorers Gallery, Washington, DC

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, SC

National Zoo Wildlife Show

Pacific Rim Wildlife Show

Twenty- twenty-five outdoor art festivals per year over a 35+ span of years

                                                                        SELECTED AWARDS

Jim Brower and Ohio Watercolor Society Lifetime Achievement Award, 2022

Honorable Mention, Acrylic Works, 8 Magazine, Artists‘ Magazine

Ohio Watercolor Society Annual Exhibitions, Silver Award, Awards of Distinction

Middletown Art Center‘s Regional Art Exhibitions, Best of Show, First Place

                                                                    ELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

Ohio Watercolor Society, board of Trustees

                                                                        ARTIST STATEMENT

In my work, I try to convey the appreciation I have for wildlife and nature along with my passion for watermedia.  I love the spontaneity of the loose, wet-in-wet applications of water-

color, but find the experimental, mixed media techniques equally demanding and exciting. 

Crows and prairies have been themes in my work for some time.  They have led to growth in my work by encouraging experimentation with materials and helping me find new ways of interpreting familiar themes.

My work is based on onsite drawings, photo references I‘ve taken and hands on experiences.   I‘ve traveled to Peru, Africa, India and Nepal.  I was a Volunteer Educator at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Center for forty years.

ZART art classes

September and October classes 

Zart Youth Art Classes at the London Arts Center

121 East First St. (In City Hall Complex) enter S. Walnut St.

Zart is our mascot at – Studio M – who loves, to inspire and create.

September Art classes

4 sessions all on Tuesday – Sept.6,13,20 & 27 – $40 for the 4 sessions

September classes, on Tuesdays are from 4:30 – 5:30 – New hours due, to school schedule.

Ages 8 and up. If the interests is there I can add another class for students 6- 8 years old.

Sign up by Sunday Sept. 4, 2022 for the Sept. sessions.

Contact; Colleen Van Steen via text/phone (937) 654-6618 or email:

October Art Class dates are; 4,11,18 & 25 all on Tuesday from 4:30-5:30

TIE DYE CLASS!  It’s too groovy to pass up!!

Saturday October 1st from 2 to 4:00 pm  OR Saturday October 8th from 2 to 4 pm

Participants must bring their own natural fiber (cotton, cotton blend,  linen, rayon, hemp) item to dye  (shirt, tea towel, pillow case, bag,  length of fabric)

Cost of the class is $15 per person. Registration begins September 19 and close September 30. Text Amy Likens at 614-404-8090 or e-mail her at to register.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.