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

New! Thursday Drawing Classes

Drawn to Nature I ( Introductory) & Drawn to Nature II (Intermediate to Advanced)

Drawn to Nature I – Introductory Level

These classes are for those who wish to work on building basic drawing and shading skills. The focus will be nature with concentration on learning about drawing tools and how to use them to progress from lines to shaded forms to  3-dimensional representations . There will be plenty of demonstrations and individual instruction.

September 27th – October 18th, 2018 – 4 classes – 2 hours each

Thursdays 10am – noon

Cost $80 + HST * ($92.00)

Class maximum: 6

Location: St. John’s studio

* Some supplies included in cost.  A materials list will be sent to participants.


Drawn to Nature II – Intermediate to Advanced –

These classes are designed to hone observational skills and advance drawing mastery using the offerings of nature as our subjects. The focus will be on making use of graphite to expand from basic lines to drawings with value changes, texture and  3-dimensional effects giving a look of reality. Participants may bring their own more challenging specimens or choose from those presented by Margaret.

Thursdays,  November 1, 8, 22 & 29, 2018 (4 classes – 2 hours each)

Cost $80 +  HST ($92.00) *

Class maximum: 6

Location: St. John’s studio

* A materials list will be sent to participants



Classes 2018

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 drawing and painting. 


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 17 – February 14 (FILLED)

Session 2: February 21 – March 21  (FILLED)

Please contact Margaret ( if you would be interested in joining the class when a space becomes available.