Painting Classes

Learn to paint in a nurturing, relaxed environment.

Photo of a female student in front of an easel.

Working in perspective to capture the vast expanse that is the Slough.

Plein Air Sundays
Sundays, Sept 10 to Nov 11, 12-3 pm
Beginners and more advanced painting students looking for expert support through the difficulties of painting outdoors can look forward to this class. Paint at beginner-friendly painting spots in the beautiful East Bay. The best part: you can take any six classes between these dates. Improve your technique in the company of new friends… Read More

Oil Painting Bootcamp
Sunday, August 27, 9-4 pm
In this six week class, we’ll review the basics of oil painting, including materials and techniques, with an emphasis on safer practices. We’ll learn how to begin a multi-session oil painting, how to pick good pigments for our palette, when to use oil and when to use turps as we paint simple still lives. The class includes two 2 hr sessions with a live model. Read More

Finding Your Painting Voice
One Sunday a Month, 10-1 pm
You’ve done the workshops, bought the books and seen the demos, and now you’re ready for the next stage! For my students this means interacting with a practicing artist to get answers to many types of questions as well as support through the difficult tasks involved in the business of painting. To reserve a spot for this ongoing class, please email me. Read More

Choosing and Mixing Color
Saturdays, Dec 2, 2017- Jan 20, 2018, 10-1 pm
My popular eight-week class on the deliberate, mindful use of color in painting. Use the media of your preference and spend time in class painting, applying the concepts you’ll be learning. Take home color theory exercises designed to help you keep your color options open as your painting progresses. Read More

Painting in Acrylics
Saturdays, Feb 10 – Mar 31, 2018, 10-1 pm
How can such a friendly and versatile medium be so misunderstood? Acrylics is the medium I recommend to beginners and plein air painters alike. Easy to use, incredibly versatile, and devoid of noxious fumes… Read More

Plein Air Sundays
Sundays, April 14 – June 2 1-4 pm
East Bay beginners and more advanced painting students looking for expert support through the difficulties of painting outdoors can look forward to this class. Paint at beginner-friendly painting spots in the beautiful East Bay. The best part: you can take any six classes between these dates. Improve your technique in the company of new friends… Read More