709 Main Street • Windermere, FL 34786 

The Art Room loves to invite guest artists to do special workshops for our students.  We choose artists that are the best at what they do and are gifted to teach their techniques as well.  Our all day workshops run from 9am to 4pm, and always include a nice catered lunch in order to maximize our time with our visiting artists.  Hope you can join us in a workshop or 2 or 3 this year!

Linda Ziglar  

Watercolor Techniques with Daring Colors
Canadian born, Anne Abgott, maintains her studio in Cortez, Florida.  She is the author of the #1 Best Selling Book “Daring Color”.   Anne is a signature member of the National Watercolor, Florida Watercolor Society, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society as well as the Philadelphia Watercolor Society.  Anne is known for the vibrant colors she uses in her watercolor paintings and the very informative workshops she conducts all over the United States and Canada.

Constance Spencer  

Art 2 Art Workshop
Guy and Joyce are co-hosts of the Art2Art show in California.  Their workshops are unique in that you learn how 2 artists approach the same subject matter using entirely different techniques.  Guy enjoys enhancing shapes of natural objects making them into beautiful paintings of Hyper Realism, painting from light to dark.    Joyce is author of “Stunning Crystal and Glass” and approaches her subject matter, painting from dark to light.  They are very entertaining and make painting  fun and very informative!  

Watercolor  “Capturing the Light” 
Lynn Ferris is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and Florida Watercolor Society.  Her work has been the subject of articles in numerous watercolor magazines as well as the ‘Splash’ series of books.  She has won many awards for her beautiful paintings and is well known for her use of light.
Allison Dyer  

The Portrait in Oil
With 2 decades of professional experience, Nanette Fluhr has created portraits that hang in private and public collections worldwide.  Nanette graduated from Rutgers University and then went on to earn her BFA at The School of Visual Arts in New York City.  As a faculty member of both The Teaching Studios of Art and the Art League of Long Island, Nanette shares her extensive knowledge of traditional realism.  She currently conducts a Master Copying class, portraiture class and does portrait workshops.
Janis Nunez  

Painting with Transparent Acrylic and Oils
Canadian born Dan Nelson is probably one of the most diverse workshop teachers we have ever had at The Art Room.  His joy of creating is contagious and his acrylic and oil techniques always leave us wanting more!  Dan uses transparent acrylic for his underpainting and then oil on top.  He helps us understand  the application of transparent and opaque colors to create depth and vibrance in our paintings. Visit his website to see his videos and you will want to learn his techniques! 
Jenny Freemyer  

Paper Paintings
Paper paintings are Elizabeth’s specialty!  In her workshops, we learn to dye and tear beautiful papers to create paper paintings or collages.    Elizabeth is an amazing teacher and will prepare you to create beautiful collages with her slide presentation and demonstrations.  So much fun!
Maggie Ziglar  

Expressive Portraits/Flowers and Landscapes in Watercolor
Janet is an incredible watercolorist and is well known for her beautiful paintings of flowers and her sensitive portraits of women and children.  Janet has won numerous awards and honors for her paintings and is represented in galleries in Florida, South Carolina and Maine.  She resides in Ormond Beach, Florida and does workshops all over the world.  In her workshops, Janet shares her love for watercolor and her beautiful and expressive techniques.
Understanding Watercolor Techniques
As a native of Colorado and now a resident of Tampa, Lionel has had exposure to an interesting variety of subject matter.  He loves drawing and brings bold expression in both line and color to his paintings.  Lionel is a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society, Miami Watercolor Society and Gold Coast Watercolor Society.  He has numerous watercolor awards that include five Best of Shows. Lionel says, “Art, the most practical presentation of the imagination.”
PJ Svejda  
Understanding Abstract Painting
Sharon is from Savannah Georgia.  She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and  holds a Masters of Art Education and Masters of Fine Arts in Illustration from Syracuse University.  Sharon is well known for her beautiful paintings of the unique architecture of the South as well as her colorful abstract paintings.  Currently, she travels and is a Workshop Presenter, instructing adults in abstract design and painting techniques.
Janis Nunez  

Oil Painting
George was born and raised in Panama and does work for Walt Disney Imagineering.  He is currently working on a commission for the Republic of Panama, doing large scale oil paintings of the Panama Expansion as well as documenting with paintings the construction of the new Disney theme park in Shanghai China.  George teaches oil workshops and helps us simplify our shapes and values so we can make strong compositions.
Janis Nunez  

Spontaneous Acrylics
We love for Jane to teach her free and spontaneous style in acrylic paint!  Her workshops inspire us and help us to loosen up, while teaching good design and composition.  You will enjoy Jane’s genuine charm and natural talent!  We always learn a lot when Jane is teaching us!
Janis Nunez  

Painting Pet Portraits in Acrylic
Pat Weaver is an internationally recognized watercolor artist.  Her commissioned pet portraits and painting workshops are highly sought after across the country.  She is particularly noted for her spontaneous and direct watercolor work.  Pat conducts classes on Portrait and Figures, Landscapes, Animals, Floral, Still Life, Drawing and Color Theory.  We love her Pet Portrait class!
Janis Nunez  

Chinese Watercolor
Lian is a much sought-after watercolor and Chinese painting artist.  He is one of the most popular authors of North Light books.  Lian painted as a hobby while practicing family medicine in China.  He immigrated to the US in 1985 and obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree and then his Master of Architecture degree from MIT.  His paintings hang in collections all over the world.  We love Lian’s workshops!  He teaches his techniques and exposes us to new products and new styles of painting.
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“I found these amazing Art Classes 12 years ago!  I did many 6 week classes and workshops.  Learning a lot and making new friends every time is a treasure to keep.  Specially time with old friends.  It is pleasant to see all the art work of every student.  It does not matter who is your teacher.  They are all professional, friendly and fun to be with.  I can recommend this Art school to all!  Old and young. You will always learn something new when you go."

Susan van den Heever

“I have been taking classes at The Art Room since I was 6 years old.  I am now 17 and attend adult classes.  I would spend every day at The Art Room if I could.  I have grown immensely as an artist through the years at The Art Room.  The classes are both fun and instructive and I have had a great time while becoming a better artist.”

Sarah Janetzke

“If you are a seasoned artist or a beginning artist, I highly recommend The Art Room in Windermere!  There are classes for everyone in oils, acrylics, and water color.  It is also a great place to meet and paint with other artists.  Love it there!”

Anne Fanelli
Linda and Connie are well connected to the art world outside of the Art Room. As a result, the Art Room offers many wonderful two day workshops. I have been lucky to take many of these workshops. They are incredibly fun, and provide an opportunity to immerse yourself in the creative process, explore different mediums and learn from extremely talented artists. The workshops that the Art Room offers are added bonus to an already very special place!
Beth Jewett
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