Marie Flahive loves to paint, and to share her experience.  A graduate of the College of Our Lady of the Elms (Bachelor of Arts, Art / Education), and the University of Massachusetts (Master of Arts in Teaching Art), she has been both a studio artist and certified teacher in public and private school settings. She continues to offer watercolor lessons at her studio in downtown Westfield, MA.

As a studio artist, Marie accepts painting commissions and also pursues her own themes.  She exhibits at her studio gallery in Westfield, MA (22 Cherry Street), and also through her memberships in North Shore Arts, Cape Cod Art and Academic Artists Associations. 


Topic: Visiting Some Basic Approaches . . .

Focusing on varied approaches to portrait, still life, floral, or landscape subjects in watercolor, each session will provide both instruction and an exercise. Then there will be time to paint what you wish, with individual instruction.

The cost is $15 per week.

Classes are offered on:

Monday evenings from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Or Tuesday mornings 9:30-Noon
Or Tuesday afternoons 1:00-3:30 p.m.

And are scheduled for . . .
. . . September 9/10 - 16/17 - 23/24 - 30/Oct. 1

. . . October 14/15 - 21-22

If you would like to register, or receive more information, please email or call Marie.


Contact Information:


Marie Flahive Art Studio
22 Cherry Street, Westfield, MA 01085



  • Academic Artists Association

  • ArtsWest

  • Cape Cod Art Association

  • North Shore Arts Association (Gloucester, MA)



  • Friends of the Chicopee Public Library


  • Friends of the Chicopee Public Library, First Prize, Watercolor

  • Cape Cod Art Association, Best in Show

  • Piedmont Juried Art Show

  • Agawam Juried Art Show


  • Piedmont Art Show

  • Academic Artists Association

  • Agawam Juried Art Show, Best in Show


  • Friends of the Chicopee Library Art Show: People’s Choice plus Merit Awards


  • Cape Cod Art Association, Best in Show

  • Friends of the Chicopee Library Art Show

  • Agawam Juried Art Show


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