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Introduction to Design and Composition

Selecting and arranging objects for a painting is not an easy task, even for experienced artists. This course will introduce you to all the elements that are at work in a composition and guide you through the process of getting professional results. It is intended for artists who are familiar with basic materials and have an understanding of their preferred medium. You can work in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil or pen and ink. Each assignment will ask for thumbnails or rough pencil studies as well as a finished piece … View

Getting Started With Oil Painting

Unlock the creative mind within you! “Getting Started With Oils” painting course simplifies the painting process so that you can quickly move to painting the subjects you have always wanted to paint. By the end of this 4 week course, you will possess the knowledge and confidence that will start your off on your artistic journey. You will also have a complete painting to proudly display in your home! In this course, you will begin by learning to simplify objects to shapes that anyone can paint. You will begin to … View

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Getting Started in Plein Air Painting

Have you ever wanted to move out of the studio to paint the great outdoors but were afraid to get started? Learn Michael Chesley Johnson’s best tips, tricks, and techniques for painting in plein air in oil, pastel, or acrylic in this online painting course. Whether you’re new to plein air painting or are seeking additional help, you’ll find the insights and guidance you need in this 4-week course. . Course registration comes with a digital download of The Painterly Approach by Bob Rohm, Prepare for Plein Air by Michael … View

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World Within Worlds: Finding the Art Around You

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Have you ever wondered where other artists get their ideas from? Have you ever had an artistic block? In this class we will explore different techniques and options on how to gather inspiration for art projects. Once the idea is established, we will be creating organic or creature/figure type compositions. The class will start out by exploring your surroundings, whether indoors or out, at home, work, a park, … View

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DIY Valentine’s Day Fine Art Cards

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again.Click here to see a list of currently available courses. There are countless courses on how to make cards using cut paper and various decorative objects but I want to show how you can make a much more personal “Fine Art Card” for Valentine’s Day. We will be using one of your own paintings, created from scratch in this course. You will be given some subject reference photos or you can work with one of your own. You will … View

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Introduction to Photorealistic Painting

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses.   Learn how to complete a photorealistic painting with artist Jesse Benson. Any visual artist can benefit by considering relationships between Painting and Photography. The benefits can include a sharpening of skill and a better understanding of visual phenomena. Students in this class will have the opportunity to select a photograph and work through an instructor-guided step-by-step process toward the completion of a photorealistic painting. The class is … View

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Flower Painting with Oil Paint

Create your dreams with painting flowers that energize the passion within. Paint these lovely works of art with oil. Pick the flowers/arrangements or still life composition that you love and use reference photos in conjunction with a set up using a good light source. In this course you will gain the knowledge and confidence to create a fantastic floral portrait whether a beginner or professional. Start Date: July 1, 2014 Course Length: 4 weeks Tuition: $169.99 $149.99 Instructor: Laura Way (bio) View Course Schedule Course Materials (Included in Tuition): Video … View

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Creating Your Own Image Journal

In this exciting art journaling course you will create and keep your own image diary. Each day or at least 3 days per week you will go out and sketch anything that catches your eye. Look for interesting angles, compositions, textures, stains, patterns, contrast, landscape, close up, shadows, etc. and be sure to make as many sketches as you can. If there is a specific element you want to remember, go ahead and write a note to yourself by the sketch. This journal will be your own personal image diary, … View

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DIY Fine Art Holiday Cards

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. There are countless courses on how to make cards using cut paper and various decorative objects but I want to show how you can make a much more personal “Fine Art Card” for the holiday season. We will be using one of your own paintings, created from scratch in this course. You will be given some subject reference photos or you can work with one of your own. … View

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Art Challenge! 4 Challenges to Improve your Painting Skills

Challenge yourself! This painting course offers 4 challenges for you to up your skills and take you to the next level in your artistic journey! By the end of this 4 week course, you will have a better understanding of the 4 pillars of great painting! You will be on your way to creating great artwork and you’ll see a difference not only your work but how you think when you paint. In this course, you will learn how to improve your drawing skills, how to improve your compositional skills, … View

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Go Figure: An Interpretive Class in Painting the Figure Both Nude and Clothed

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Bring abstract and classic painting techniques together in this 4-part figure painting course with Betsy Dillard Stroud. Each week will feature a different approach to creating compelling figures using different tools, including stamps. If you want to create more visually interesting figure compositions, then this course is for you. This course is also for more advanced painters and covers both the clothed and nude figure. We welcome artists … View

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Developing a Viable, Active, and Successful Art Career

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Paul Dorrell founded Leopold Gallery in 1991, and has been helping to advance the careers of emerging artists ever since.  His clients include Warner Brothers, H&R Block, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Mayo Clinic, and over 1000 private collectors. He is also the author of Living the Artist’s Life, the acclaimed career guidebook for artists.  It has been endorsed by the Associated Press, The Artist’s Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, … View

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Landscape & Plein Air Painting Fundamentals

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Whether you are new to painting, want to explore a new subject matter, or are an experienced landscape artist, one thing holds true: the practice of landscape painting can be a great learning opportunity for artistic growth. Compositional, observational, creative, color, value, drawing, and paint handling skills can all be strengthened by the practice of landscape painting. It’s a lot of fun too! This course will provide an … View

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Bring Atmosphere and Drama to Your Art

Take your understanding of light to the next level and bring atmosphere into your work. Learn how to enhance your composition with value, hue and intensity. See the affect of light on color and how to paint the different times of the day, use value to add movement to your painting and create a focal point with color. This course will help you understand the interaction of color and light on your composition to enhance your art.  Start Date: July 29, 2014 Course Length: 4 weeks Tuition: $159.99 Course Materials: … View

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Getting Started With Oil Painting

Unlock the creative mind within you! “Getting Started With Oils” painting course simplifies the painting process so that you can quickly move to painting the subjects you have always wanted to paint. By the end of this 4 week course, you will possess the knowledge and confidence that will start your off on your artistic journey. You will also have a complete painting to proudly display in your home! In this course, you will begin by learning to simplify objects to shapes that anyone can paint. You will begin to … View

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Learning from the Modern Masters

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. A course for artists who work in oil, acrylics, watercolor, and gouache or pastel! I’m excited to be teaching this course about four of my favorite modern artists: Henri Matisse; Pierre Bonnard; Stuart Davis and Gustav Klimt.  Each artist gives us so much to think about; so many things that we can incorporate in our work; and each artist has such a different approach.  Don’t worry.  I don’t … View

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Quick Studies: Clothed and Nude Figure Oil Painting

This course will provide an overview of the essential skills necessary to create successful quick studies (average 1 hour) of the human figure. Students will primarily work from the clothed figure; however, the nude figure will also be introduced in week four. Specific focus will be placed on starting approaches, brushwork, full value and full color painting skills. View

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Painting Larger Landscapes in Oil

This is an online workshop for artists wanting to get more experience painting larger landscapes in the studio. Topics will include thumbnail sketches to pick the best composition, working out drawing problems, blocking in to find the best way to capture dramatic light, and to apply these skills towards working on a larger canvas. Each week will consist of one painting that the student will document from start to finish, literally by describing the painting’s path from idea to finished piece. View

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Understanding Oil Paint: Foundations, Pigments, Glazing, and Optical Effects

Learn from artist Daan Hoekstra about the basics of oil paint. This course teaches the basic properties and procedures associated with oil paint that will lead the beginner and more advanced student alike to sound practices and a greater awareness of the gamut of possibilities associated with the medium. This class is especially useful for beginners who may aspire to oil painting but feel intimidated by the medium. The students in this class will have a chance to get accustomed to the medium without having to produce a pictorial work. … View

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Painting the Portrait, Level 1

Learn K. Hu’s portrait painting method as you follow along in a start to finish portrait in this 4-week painting course. Learn important tips for beginning portrait painters and advanced students alike. Build the confidence you need to create a beautiful portrait with accurate skin tones and drawing in this portrait drawing course.Course registration comes with a digital download of Classic Portrait Painting in Oils by Chris Saper. Start Date: September 9, 2014 Tuition: $159.99 Instructor: K. Hu (bio) Course Length: 4 weeks View Course Schedule Course Materials (included with … View

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Color Harmony Explained

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Are your paintings dull and lacking life? Do you have trouble understanding what colors to use to make interesting combinations? Are you unsure how to create excitement with color? Are your paintings in need of a color infusion? Here are the tools you need to add color harmony to your work and make your paintings sing. Color, with its infinite combinations, is what makes your art exciting and … View

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Composition: The Foundation of Your Art

How often have you struggled with a painting for hours and hours only to be disappointed with the outcome? Often this problem can be traced back to the most basic mistake, a poorly designed composition.The hours you work on a painting trying to dress up a weak composition are wasted, so why not use that time to learn how to design a strong composition and make a foundation that will take your work to a new level? Learn how to compose a painting from start to finish with this online … View

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Oil Painting Art Critique Seminar

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. How many times have you looked at one of your paintings and thought, “Gee, I wish I had a real pro to critique this for me!” Chances are, you’ve been depending on family and friends for comments. As much as we love them, often their comments are full of praise but not necessarily of very much help. You know deep in your heart what you really need – … View

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Online Painting Course: Painting Pet Portraits with Personality in Oils, Acrylics, and Casein

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Have you always wanted to learn how to paint pet or animal portraits? Do you use oils, acrylics, or casein? If you are an animal lover and want to learn how to paint a portrait of your pet – with personality – this is the course for you! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned painter, you’ll find plenty of content to take your work to the next … View

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Art Critique Seminar

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses.   As you know, producing art is primarily a solitary activity. In many cases, any evaluation is limited to self-critique or the feedback of family & friends. Although there’s certainly a place for the encouragement of family and friends, an unbiased art critique is essential to artistic growth. Have you ever asked yourself the question, “What would it be like if a professional artist were to critique my … View

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Expressive Oil Painting

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. In this oil painting tutorial, you’ll learn how to paint landscapes that capture a sense of light, depth, and movement, using expressive oil painting techniques. You’ll receive expert guidance and individualized feedback on how to create compelling oil painting compositions, establish key shapes and value references, block in the painting, and add expressive details when painting landscapes. Whether you’re working on location or from your own reference photos, … View