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 classes 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.   Her award-winning work can also be seen at Sheepgate in Blandford, MA, as well as in juried shows as announced.


2016 Fall Watercolor Studio Classes!

This Fall, a series of seven watercolor classes will feature weekly instruction-plus-demonstration on pertinent topics;  related  exercises to reinforce the week's presentation;   and  time for participants to paint whatever they choose with instruction and critique.

$13/session; or $80 for full series

Classes are limited to 12 participants

Absolute beginners, please contact Marie in advance to find out about pre-instruction in watercolor, prior to the beginning of these multi-level classes. A two-session Beginner Class is planned on Saturday mornings, Sept. 10 and 17 ($50, supplies included) . 




Monday evenings, 6:30-9 p.m.         Sept. 12,  19, 26

                                                               Wed.Oct. 5? (instead of Mon. this week only)  

                                                               Oct. 10, 17, 24

Tuesday mornings, 9:30-noon          Sept. 13, 20, 27

                                                               Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25

Tuesday afternoons, 1-3:30 p.m.     Sept. 13, 20, 27

                                                               Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25

Please call or email Marie with any questions you might have, or to sign up for the classes. 



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



  • Academic Artists Association
  • ArtsWest
  • Cape Cod Art Association
  • North Shore Arts Association (Gloucester, MA)

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