COOPER Atelîer 


These are powerful words

and are the primary subject

in my atelier this Fall.

Energy and balance

• in paintings,

• your environment, and

• your creative zone

All this, as we create beautiful landscape paintings from reference photos of Provence, France.

The most rewarding aspect of teaching oil painting for me has been watching the passion and skill grow within my students. They find my classes to be therapeutic in so many ways. I enjoy the same experience with them. Relaxing music sets the atmosphere and helps prepare us mentally to focus on the creative task at hand.

This calming effect is addictive!

Developing painting skills is addictive!

I’m happy to say,

my painting classes are addictive!

These classes are for any level,

from beginner to advanced.

The principals of art are always the structure while also allowing freedom from “rules” to enhance creativity.

This is my “Art Therapy”…

Classes begin Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Day class 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., or

Eve. Class 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Limited space – 8 per class

In my studio...


Westford, Massachusetts


Morning: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or

Evening:  6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ongoing classes Sept. - May.

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Student Testimonials

“Using a limited palette was one of the exercises that Kathy Cooper incorporated into her ateliér last year. Of all that I’ve learned from Kathy – and that’s a great deal – this was one of the most practical and beneficial in terms of understanding color. I believe I’ve truly grown my artistic ability by using the limited palette.”

– Ellen Hurley

Bedford, MA

“When Kathy began our study of color, we all complained about the limited palette. Now I realize how valuable a lesson it was. After a year of using white, yellow, red and blue almost exclusively, I find I can match almost any color I see in nature. Using a limited palette allows me to recognize the relationship of colors, and how to push a color cool or warm by a touch of one of the primaries.” Thanks Kathy!

– Sue Lippman

Chelmsford, MA


Classes Begin

Sept. 17, 2013!

in Westford, MA

See paintings by some of my students



After that, maybe we’ll paint a lobsta!