Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ready for Fall!

ART LESSONS in drawing, watercolor, and acrylic. Please contact me to register and schedule your classes. Youth through adults, beginner and up are welcome.

Meet me for Art Club on Tuesday mornings at the Retreat coffee shop in Ely, Iowa. Explore art in general or improve your skills with drawing practice. Arrive at the Retreat's meeting room by 9:30 for a demo, warm up, and then work independently on the project of your choice. If you have art supplies, feel free to bring them. First-time artists can use my stock supplies before purchasing their own. This is a self-led/community-based group. Please contact me for art lessons if you prefer guided learning.
Art Club Registration Required: 24 hours advance notice please, as we are meeting most, but not all Tuesdays. $10/session. 

You won't want to miss this chance to learn about Wine 101, as you swirl and sip with Lauren Chalupsky-Cannon of the Secret Cellar. That's not all -- you'll create your own small canvas, an experience led by local artist Lianne Westcot. Previous participants have sung the praises of this unique art and wine event. Invite a friend and register today! 

Lianne Westcot • Phone: 319.270.7341 • EmailWebsiteFacebook

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Enjoy Art!

To schedule art lessons, please email To set up a private Bordeaux & Brushes party, please contact Lauren at The Secret Cellar.

Susan Kennicott is now teaching art lessons in Florida, and Mike Ryan teaches water-soluble oils in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Contact information can be found here.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Ready for Summer!

 Elementary Summer Art Session • July 14-16
NOTE: This has been filled. Please contact me for other class opportunities.

8:30 to 11 am • Painting, drawing, and special projects for highly interested young artists, completed 2-5 grades. Max 5.


Contact me about these Classes & Events! ...  319-270-7341 or

Bordeaux & Brushes - Book a party with Lianne at 319-270-7341 or Lauren at 319-841-2172

Pictured below: I recently hosted a FUNdraiser at the studio called Art for the Arts. A fun group of people attended and supported Solon Spotlight, the performing arts boosters at Solon Iowa!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Summer Class Opportunities - Lianne Westcot

Things are warming up as spring classes and lessons wrap up on April 25.

There are plenty of summer art opportunities. Lessons will be based on availability; new and returning students are welcome!

Summer Art Session - Elementary (completed grades 2-5)
July 14-16, 8:30 am to 11 am
For highly interested young artists with drawing, painting, and special projects on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. If this does not fit with your schedule, please contact me and I can set up lessons.

Middle School, schedule fine art lessons in painting and drawing.

Adults, Beginning through Intermediate in drawing and painting.

Bordeaux & Brushes, contact me or Lauren Chalupsky-Cannon of the Secret Cellar to join a fun and creative painting and wine class. If you have a group, we would be glad to schedule a private party.

Register for any of these by contacting me,

Thursday, February 12, 2015

April 16, Bordeaux & Brushes: Interactive and Fun!

Wine & painting are the perfect combination!

Class begins with an interactive Wine 101 with wine expert Lauren Chalupsky-Cannon where we will sip and sample several delicious wines.
Next, start working on your artistic creation with guidance from art professional Lianne Westcot.

As you paint and whirl, sip, & swirl the night away making your very own masterpiece!


Book Your Spot: Advance Registration Required:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

February 2015 - Lianne Westcot Fine Art

Unless indicated, all classes and groups will meet at Lianne's art studio, located on Hwy 965 just south of the Swisher-Shueyville exit off I-380.

All classes and groups require pre-registration. 
Get Creative! 
Acrylic & Watercolor lessons available by appointment for youth or adults. Beginners welcome.
Studio Drawing Group Tap into your creativity and become a part of a studio drawing group. Beginner through advanced artists, please register in advance to receive announcements.

Bordeaux & Brushes!
Thursday, February 26: This is not your average paint party! Create your own small canvas painting and have fun tasting wonderful wines hand-selected by Lauren Chalupsky-Cannon of the Secret Cellar. Bring a friend, swirl, sip, and paint while enjoying a relaxed, creative evening among friends. Save your place today! Contact Lianne at 319-270-7341 or make a reservation at, under Upcoming Events.


To register or find out about other art opportunities and events:
Lianne Westcot  •  phone 319.270.7341  or email

Monday, January 5, 2015

January 2015 - Lianne Westcot Fine Art

Update! Drawing Group will meet on Friday, January 30. Please contact me to save your place, space is limited. 319.270.7341.

Unless indicated, all classes and groups will meet at Lianne's art studio, located on Hwy 965 just south of the Swisher-Shueyville exit off I-380. 

New: Art Groups!
Wednesday Evening - Adult Art Group: Treat yourself to 2 hours of artful bliss. Enjoy working in a relaxed studio and interact with other artists of all levels. Effective warmups and/or demonstrations and then work individually with an emphasis on drawing and acrylic painting.
Cost: $15/session or $40 for a package of 4 sessions. Meets most Wednesdays, pre-register.
Friday Morning - Drawing Group: Take time out for the basics and grow in technique, confidence, creativity. Effective warmups, instructor demonstration, and then work individually while enjoying the company of other artists. Beginner to advanced welcome.
Cost: $15/session or $40 for a package of 4 sessions. Meets most Fridays, pre-register.

Youth Opportunities
Youth lessons are for interested young students who are committed to their art journey and growth. Wednesday afternoons at the studio or in Cedar Rapids on Thursday afternoons (through February only). 
Pre-register for 4 sessions, $100.

Upcoming Bordeaux & Brushes!
Hold your place for a fun and relaxing evening. Create your own small canvas (led by me) and enjoy a wonderful wine-tasting experience led by Lauren Chalupsky-Cannon of the Secret Cellar.
Pre-register, $39 per person includes all materials and wonderful wine samples! Sign up with Lianne (email) or Lauren (website).
Thursday evening, Feb. 26
Thursday evening, April 16


To register or find out about other art opportunities and events:
Lianne Westcot  •  phone 319.270.7341  or email