I have been fortunate in my life to have experienced two extraordinary teachers, both of whom possess similar qualities. These qualities spring from a devotion to revealingthe beauty of the natural and symbolic worlds to their students. they transform the lives of those they touch.
Brigitte has and infectious and generous gift. It not only permeates her paintings but underlies and influences her work with students. I am grateful that she has enabled me to enter her beautiful world of color and form.
June Thurber Cox
They say that when you search you will find. I have been searching for Brigitte all my artistic life. I have taken many classes with different instructors but never really took flight. Brigitte is all about color and composition. I LOVE the freedom I have been given to play with colors, to make mud piles, and in so doing, have discovered a world of color. I am so glad that 2 fellow plein air artists recommended Brigitte. I would still be flailing, uncertain how to get the color I want on the canvas. I am very grateful to Brigitte for her guidance.
Jim is amazing. He can help the beginning or professional artist, and it is very interesting to see this in progress in class. Whether it is a quick sketch or still life painting, he gets you to think differently and it comes out in your work. One of the things that Jim says, I have always liked, is"You have to put in the mileage" I felt: "What if I am doing the "wrong mileage"? But I stuck with what he was telling me and to my amazement, I was very happy with the results. I never had a teacher like Jim.
Diane Warner -Wang
Brigitte's sense of color is magical and it is very inspiring to watch her work. While sketching she has an extraordinary ability to capture a scene very poetically using just a few simple lines
Jim is one of he kindest, most supportive and most knowledgeable teachers that I have ever met.
I just moved from Philadelphia a year and a half ago and I found Brigitte Curt on the Internet. I loved her paintings and I decided to take her class. this was for me a wonderful decision. You do not always find a combination of a good teacher as well as a good artist. First of all she is devoted to her students. Before I even came to class she called me to find out my level of experience and also she wanted to look at my work and evaluate it. She was already diagnosing what my needs were and how she could help me fulfill them. She considers each student as an individual. Brigitte gives 150 percent of herself. She is able to offer and share information with you. Brigitte consistently demonstrates and in my experience many teachers do not. It is like being part of a family. I feel I am truly lucky to have found her. Fondly.