Tag Archives: art classes

Social Painting in Haiti!!! February 2018

13 Mar

What an fabulous experience! In my backpack I hauled watercolor paper, pencils, impromptu “easels”, brushes, and cups all the way from Richmond, VA to Hinche, Haiti to volunteer with Midwives For Haiti.



Cylinder Drawing Practice with my Students

12 Dec

still life cylinders becky3

soft pastel on paper

Go to “My Students’ Work” to see the kids’ drawings.

Classes: Fall 2015

12 Sep


Rockwood Nature Center

Friday October 16, 6:30-9:30pm

Saturday December 5, 6:30-9:30pm



Rockwood Nature Center

Sunday November 15, 2-4pm



Rockwood Nature Center

Wednesday December 3, 6-7:30pm



Rockwood Nature Center

Thursdays October 1- November 19, 5-6:30pm



Rockwood Nature Center

Thursdays October 1- November 19, 3-4pm



Still Life, Tuesday afternoons

Abstract Watercolors, Wednesday mornings

Art History, Wednesday afternoons



Western Heights Baptist Church


12 Jun


Pocahontas autumn 2014

Nature Journaling at Rockwood Nature Center

Nature Journaling gives us opportunities to deepen our relationship with the earth through writing and art. It is a means to record thoughts, feelings, and observations of the natural world around us. Join our staff art instructor and master naturalist for an introduction to this exercise in becoming more in tune with your own connection to our environment. This four week series of courses will meet at the Rockwood Nature Center. Please bring a sketch pad or blank journal to use in class. Participants must register two weeks in advance. The minimum age for this course is 18. $30/person for this series of 4 courses.

Fridays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 6pm – 8pm

course # 29973

Beginning Portrait Drawing at Crossroads Art Center

14 Apr

mary best portrait

“Mary”, graphite

Beginning Portrait Drawing with Rebecca Taylor

Wednesday, May 6–June 10, 2015  |  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Can’t even draw a stick figure? You can do that and more! This class will take absolute beginners to art through steps toward drawing portraits accurately. Drawing from photos, students will be taught technical skills and make numerous studies focusing on a different part of the face. At the end it will all be brought together for a final portrait. Materials will be limited to graphite pencil on paper and will be supplied by the teacher. All you have to do is show up!

Fee: $170. Ages 14 through adult.

Contact: Rebecca Taylor, 804.622.5816 or rebecca.taylor.art@gmail.com

Pine Needle Basket Weaving

14 Nov

pine needle basket2


Last night I taught my first Pine Needle Basket Weaving class at Rockwood Nature Center. It was a bit slow going but everyone was a beginner. We achieved only a two inch section! We will speed up next week, beginning at the center is the hardest part. The basket shown above is the first pine needle basket I’ve ever made.

Beach House View

24 Aug

nags head view

Watercolor and paint marker inside journal.


I have been super busy this summer with lots of art classes and one vacation.  I had one private student, taught two Nature Art camps at the nature center, and went to Nags Head for the week.  I will need a break from this summer, and I hope to get it real soon.  I have been working in journals a ton lately and have started a new dream journal.  I won’t be able to share that one for quite some time, though, since I am working on all the pages at once.

I have added 5 new sections to my student art page. It is work the kids did in my Nature Art camp. I still need to get my private students’ work on there.  It’ll be up soon.  Enjoy it!