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Painting Course


Instructors: Rick Lacey, Edmond Rochat, Mita Mohtasham and Thomas LaPine
Dates: January 16 – March 25, 2023
Levels/Ages: All levels welcome; ages 15+

The Painting Course introduces students to the culture and activities of the artist's studio, guiding students through a series of sequential and historically-based exercises designed to create a progressive learning experience.

Each student is provided with a studio workspace and begins with basic oil painting exercises. As students progress, they move on to more complex exercises, and are introduced to ideas such as paint handling and color theory. They also become familiar with studio practices like canvas preparation, in order to enhance their understanding of the artistic process. The Painting Course culminates with the creation of resolved paintings of plaster casts and still-lifes. 

Within the Course, individualized instruction allows students to move through the curriculum at their own pace. Should students wish to accelerate their progress, they may enroll in multiple daily classes. Figure Painting classes are also available to supplement the lessons learned in the Painting Course. We strongly recommend taking the Drawing Course before taking the Painting Course. 

Painting Course sections include 3 hours of same-day uninstructed studio time, with the exception of Tuesday evenings. This studio time will provide students with an opportunity to continue working on their exercises independently. 

Please consult the
instructor's supply list to confirm and/or obtain the items you will need for the Painting Course.

Tuition: $400-560 per section. For full-time registration options, which include additional access to studio time and other benefits, see our Studio Immersion Program.

Choose one or more from the following list. Please note that uninstructed studio time is included with morning options only.

Additional information

Course Options

Week 1, Week 2, Both Weeks