Classes offered in St. John’s

From her studio in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Margaret Best offers weekly adult classes. These classes are in drawing, monotype and watercolour, with watercolour being the primary focus. Each 5 week (10 hour) course draws on a specific theme or technique.

To register or for more details, please call 753-2643 or e-mail

Classes 2017!

This information is for those of you who might be considering a class with me this winter. If anything does pique your interest you can contact me at or 709 753 2643. Classes refer to regular, weekly sessions, as opposed to workshops which are single ones or two day events. These classes all focus on different aspects of FLORAL drawing and painting. 

NOTE: These classes are filled, but you may still contact me to be put on to a wait list. There may also be space for those interested in attending a class as a substitute i.e. when a regular student is away for a period of time. You can get in touch with me if you are interested in either of these options.


Tuesday Classes

Time: 1:15 – 3:15 / Location: MUN Botanical Garden Conference Room / Level: Introductory to Beyond Basics

Session 1: January 17 – February 14 (FILLED)

Session 2: February 21 – March 21 (FILLED)

Wednesday Classes

Time: Chose from several daytime slots, no evening availability / Level: Intermediate to Advanced

About: These 5 week sessions each deal with a particular topic of interest to the group and are designed to challenge the participants.

Session 1: January 18 – February 15 (FILLED)

Session 2: February 22 – March 22

Workshops, Classes, and Open Studios - Starting January 17th!

Check back over the weekend for all of the details on workshops, classes, and open studios.

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!
This is just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be updating my website in a next few days.
My New Year’s Resolution is to be be much more vigilant with my website.
I’d love to tell you about the wonderful exhibitions I took part in during 2016 as well as the beautiful book, published in Ireland, where you’ll find a full-page image of my botanical painting of a new hybrid Narcissus. It was very thrilling to see it in print.
Check back for details of these, with photos, plus a listing of this Winter’s classes, Open Studios and Workshops.
I’ll also be sending information of my destination Art Vacation in Madeira, Portugal.
Hope you can get to check back soon.