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Raritan Valley Arts Association was pleased to have Alka Dalal as our demonstrator for our monthly meeting. She gave a very professional talk and demonstration of the “One Stroke” approach to painting and a knowledgeable presentation of the materials needed. Everyone who attended had their questions answered and got to see how to do the different strokes to complete a project. She also explained a newer product “Sculpey” clay.

- Linda Arnold, President of RVAA, NJ

I joined the Michael’s One Stroke Class anticipating a beginner, novice experience. Alka was the artist and teacher and I was pleasantly surprised by her skill, expertise, and passion. My one try-out class turned to months of instruction and fun. I looked forward to class each week and really made progress in both the technique and the application with Alka’s guidance. She drew on the individuality and preferences of each student with projects ranging from canvas to vases to mailboxes! She is an amazing teacher that built confidence, taught by example, and shared her knowledge of various media. Thank you for the inspiration.

- Lisa Shareshian, Bridgewater, NJ

One Stroke techniques were taught by Alka Dalal was great experience. Alka explained the new basic techniques one morning and we got it under our command. I have been artists for 40 years and one stroke added new dimension to my work. One stroke can be used in multiple systems and incorporated in all arts and design.

- Theresa Wolf, Artist, CA

I have known Alka for over 15 years having met her when she joined my class in watercolor. Alka was a joy to have in my class, as she is preserving, intelligent, mild spoken and whatever her interest it’s 100% motivation. Recently, I attended her demonstration at the RVAA in NJ. Everyone enjoyed it as it was well put together with visual works of art and on hand demonstrations. I cannot speak more highly about Alka’s abilities and welcome anyone who wishes to contact me. I’m a professional artist-instructor and have been teaching for over 40 years.

- Ruth Wilson , Professional Artist and instructor, NJ

One stroke painting is ingenious. It is easy and fun, everybody can do it. How good you want to be will depend on how much practice you are willing to put in. This art can apply to many different usages. I was happy to learn and enjoyed thoroughly the demo Alka gave us.

- Mei Ling , Artist, CA

While Alka Dalal was a neighbor, we had the opportunity to admire her art in her home and to view her portfolio, as well. We had never commissioned a work before, but were confident that she could create a piece for us that we would be proud to hang in our Family Room. Wanting a lasting reminder of historic Pittsford, NY, a small village split by the Erie Canal, we provided Alka with samples of other paintings we admired. She drew most of her inspiration of one with mules on the towpath pulling a packet boat down the water through lush countryside with familiar old buildings in the background. Incorporating colors complimentary to our room, the beautiful watercolor provides a restful view of the past from a prime spot above our sofa. Alka made our wish come true, and more!

- Ned and Chris Miller, NY