Interested in self-expression with a brush? Learn the basics as well as the fine points in our painting classes. Let our expert instructors teach you how to compose your work, mix and apply its colors, and draw and sketch with paint. Explore a wide range of media including watercolor, acrylics, oil, and encaustic, or pigmented wax. Discover how to make your painting rich and dramatic. Learn layering techniques that can add depth and luminosity to a unique reflection of your creative spirit.

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Current Painting Classes

  • Abstract Watercolors

    Abstract Watercolors Learn how to combine the expressive, personal vision of simple Abstraction with the colorful, luminous beauty of Watercolors. Discover basic elements of design, color mixing and harmony, using Nature as inspiration. Course includes demonstrations, practice in painting, and... More about Abstract Watercolors

  • Artistic Anatomy

    This class distills the complex human anatomical system into artist-focused lessons designed to improve the knowledge and skills of anyone interested in learning to draw the human figure. Designed to be a broad overview, each class will teach the bone... More about Artistic Anatomy

  • Introduction to Encaustic Painting

    Encaustic painting is an ancient medium of beeswax, damar resin, and pigment recognized for its resplendent surface and rich color. Paint is fused together with heat, creating an enamel-like finish. In this one day workshop, you will gain a thorough... More about Introduction to Encaustic Painting

  • Abstract Oil Painting with Cold Wax

    Since ancient times, artists have mixed various forms of wax with pigment to add body, brilliance and luminosity to their colors. Today the most widely known method of wax painting is encaustic, which involves molten wax, and fusing wax?and paint... More about Abstract Oil Painting with Cold Wax

  • Acrylics: Beginning

    A great intro class for beginners or as a re-examination of fundamentals for any skill level. Working from still life, we'll study composition, basic color theory and mixing, as well as various underdrawing approaches. Gain experience with different types of... More about Acrylics: Beginning

  • Acrylics: Continuing

    Take your acrylic skills to the next level and get the most out of your painting. Explore many techniques used to create a rich and unique painting. Instructor's paintings are part of many corporate and private collections. Course price includes... More about Acrylics: Continuing

  • Art Rx: Art for What Ails You

    Want a break from your computer? Come and visit your right brain, in this playful, innovative art class that explores the mysteries of creativity, offers useful techniques in learning how to get out of your own way, and teaches you... More about Art Rx: Art for What Ails You

  • Art Transfers onto Beeswax

    The hot new way (pun intended!) to show your art, whether 2D or 3D, photography, painting, print making, graphite or sculpture and ceramics, is on beeswax. The art is transferred onto layers of beeswax painted on a substrate and the... More about Art Transfers onto Beeswax

  • Chinese Sumi Watercolor

    In sumi painting, you don't paint just what you see, you paint what you feel. Study the philosophy and theory of this art form and learn the brief history of seal carving and usage of chops. By taking this course,... More about Chinese Sumi Watercolor

  • Landscape Painting in Oils

    Learning how to paint effective landscapes is a fun process if you build up your technique in small steps. First, we’ll work on small studies, quick sketches in color, then move into more complex shapes and finally a finished piece... More about Landscape Painting in Oils

  • Oil Painting: Beginning and Continuing

    Working from still life, students will learn fundamental oil painting techniques with a focus on composition & color theory, including basic color mixing and juxtaposition. We will explore different types of paint application (layering glazes and scumbles, impasto, etc.) as... More about Oil Painting: Beginning and Continuing

  • Painting and Abstraction

    Discover the art of Modern life: Learn a new way of thinking and seeing, and create dynamic Abstract paintings. Express your inner self in your work with this more personal and expressive mode of painting. This introductory class is designed... More about Painting and Abstraction

  • Watercolor: Beginning

    This fun, informative and stress-free class is designed for the beginning watercolorist. The course takes you step-by-step from the basic washes to finished paintings. Learn the importance of value and brush control while discovering ways to make your painting dramatic... More about Watercolor: Beginning

  • Watercolor: Continuing

    This class is intended for those who have an understanding of basic watercolor techniques and want to continuing learning and growing as an artist. We will be exploring a wide range of subject matter that will challenge you in a... More about Watercolor: Continuing

  • Watercolor: Intermediate

    This is a class intended for those who have learned the fundamentals of watercolor painting and want to take them to the next level in a fun and supportive environment. We will be exploring watercolor painting techniques, and learning about... More about Watercolor: Intermediate