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Kamilla Talbot studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the New York Studio School. Solo shows include those at Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, NY; Trygve Lie Gallery, NY; Charles P. Sifton Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Bruno Marina Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and at the Johannes Larsen Museum, Kerteminde, Denmark. Her watercolors and oil paintings have been exhibited in numerous group shows in the US and in Europe. Artist residencies include a fully-funded residency at the Vermont Studio Center, as well as grants to paint in Maine, Italy, Newfoundland, and Iceland. 


Kamilla teaches or has taught at the National Academy School; Brooklyn Botanic Garden; New York Studio School; The Art Students League, as well as privately. She has studios in Gowanus, Brooklyn and in the Catskills. Zoom watercolor classes are open to all levels, although previous drawing or painting experience is suggested. 

Upcoming Workshop

Scaling up the Still Life in Watercolor

December 2 – 3, 2023
Saturday and Sunday, 10 – 4:30

The Art Students League of NY

Observing a still life, we will turn our perceptions into personal explorations. Students will paint from the setup, paying particular attention to scale. Formal concepts will be addressed, while maintaining an appreciation for the immediacy of the medium of watercolor. Starting with small tonal studies, students will work up to a 22 x 30 inch painting. Demos will be done in watercolor, but all water media are welcome. This workshop is open to all levels, although some experience in watercolor or drawing will be helpful.

Current Classes

Landscape Painting as Metaphor (online) through the Art Students League of NY

Tuesdays 11:30 – 1 pm

Class Description

A painting is a truth, and its success depends not on mimicry, but rather on a sense of relational presence. We are translating our three-dimensional world to two-dimensions, taking responsibility for the rectangle in this process. Our paintings become alternate truths, or metaphors, for the world around us. With a starting point of working perceptually, from life, and in the landscape, students will develop their own painting language, aiming for a poetic presence. Through drawing and painting we will work toward “getting it right.” Formal basics such as tonality and color, interval and rhythm, and scale, will all play a role. And superseding that, the physicality of paint, as well as the expressive qualities of watercolor, will present metaphoric possibilities.

Students will work in their painting or drawing medium of choice, with a particular focus on watercolor and water media. Working outside of class time from a landscape, window view, or photograph, students will upload their paintings for discussion in group critiques, as well as receive individual guidance. 

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Group critique classes

limit of 12 students per class (online)

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Classes are $40 each, and payment happens at the beginning of each month (or when you start), depending on how many classes there are in a month. The first class you attend is free, to see if the Zoom format works for you. You are welcome to attend class with or without homework to look at.


A bit about the structure of the class: I will present a homework assignment (or prompt) for watercolors to be done during the week and emailed to me by the day before class (in process or finished work), so that each class will start with a critique of student work. We learn a lot from seeing each other’s work and learning to “read” paintings. Then I will sometimes do a short demo. Before ending I’ll make suggestions for next paintings. The focus is on watercolor, but other mediums are fine too. Open to all levels, although some painting or drawing experience is recommended.

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