Independent Studies

As a watercolor artist, Guy thoroughly enjoys working with students at all levels of experience, exploring this medium. Learn the basics and techniques, working wet into wet, wet on dry and layering color for luminosity and intensity and  applying them to your images. Guy also demonstrates his various masking techniques to save whites and also for building an array of textures.

At Guy's Shop - It's really all about YOU!

While I sure have a great time teaching the basics, watching you learn the ease and challenge of moving paint on paper using different techniques; what really makes me tick is learning about you,  what moves you, your relationship with yourself and how to assist you in finding your voice and vision.

I don't want mini me's -I want you to find your glorious self!

Zoom Classrooms & In Person Classes

Due to the Covid19 Social Distancing Guidelines, I'm offering both kinds of classes for your convenience.


In Person - I have very limited space for in person classes due to social distancing.

The Wednesday Class meets at Noon and goes to 2pm. I have room for 5 students.

The Tuesday Class meets at 4pm and goes to 5:30ish; I have room for 5 students.

* Please text me to see if I have room for you if you want to drop-in at (650) 575-9158

Zoom Classes - here's how it works. We meet Wednesdays at 2pm until we finish.

You send me your photo references, and painting process via email or text, and then I load them into Dropbox; then we meet in a Zoom Classroom, and we all learn about composition, color choices, and approach to get you to a finished product. Just like when we meet in person, only in a safe environment. What I really like about this format is that you get to see and learn what each student is doing, which allows for a more enriched experience for all. Instead of just focusing on your image, you get to learn about different approaches for different images which broadens your experience. You get to also chime in for clearer instruction and share your opinions.

You need to send me your images by 5pm the previous day so I can upload the images into Dropbox.

You have a choice of Day or Evening Classes
Wednesday Classes

In Person at my Shop Noon - 2pm
Zoom Class 2:00pm- whenever we finish

$140 for 4 Sessions - $175 for 5 Sessions

$40 per session if you can't make all 4 sessions

620 Taylor Way #2
San Carlos, CA 94070


March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 *$175 for 5 classes

April 7, 14, 21, 28

May 5, 12, 19, 26

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 *$175 for 5 classes

July 7, 14, 21, 28

Tuesday Class

4pm - 5:30pm

$140 for 4 Sessions - $175 for 5 Sessions

$40 per session if you can't make all 4 sessions

620 Taylor Way #2
San Carlos, CA 94070


March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 *$175 for 5 classes

April 6, 13, 20, 27

May 4, 11, 18, 25

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 *$175 for 5 classes

July 6, 13, 20, 27

One on One

$100 per hour 

2 hour minimum

Call for appt. 650-575-9158

620 Taylor Way #2

San Carlos, CA 94070

Do you want private instruction and all attention focused on you and your idea, at a time scheduled for your convenience within my schedule?

I work with students for a higher level of experience in a faster and personal time frame vs working with groups.

My Students Work and Images

Click on the box at the left to view their work and then click on an image to expand the view.

© 2020 by Guy Magallanes.  All rights reserved.

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