The "Mini-Workshop" classes are designed for students who have some recent art training or have completed the "Introductory" painting classes. These classes may be taken individually as a “mini-workshop” or as a monthly group of advanced classes. Each class will introduce new information with examples, instructor-provided notes, and a live demonstration followed by instructor-guided independent painting time.
Call Michael at 215-260-6826 for dates and to learn more about these workshops.

Dates: Thursday Nights, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
$20 Single Class Payment $35 Double Class Payment Pay $70 for 4 Classes

Title # Classes Descriptions

Self-Critique & Improving Your Paintings
1 Students will learn how to critique their own paintings, basic items to watch out for, and a variety of ways to improve a “completed” painting.
Illusion of Form 2 The illusion of depth and form can be achieved through the control of light within a painting. This class will focus on light direction, shadows, and reflected light. Painting Example Painting Example
Importance of Edges 1 Edges occur at all boundaries of all shapes within a painting as well as in a subject. Effective use of edges in a painting will greatly improve the quality of your painting and its impact to the viewer. Painting Example Painting Example
Using & Combining Photo References 1 Photographic references are GREAT resources for an artist. This class focuses on how to improve your photos, utilize the advantages and avoid the problems of photos, and how to make your painting better than your photo reference. You will also learn about and overcome the challenges of combing two or more photo references into a single painting. Painting Example Painting Example
Buildings in Perspective 1 The class will explain how to easily use one-point and two-point perspective to accurately portray buildings and other forms in a painting. Painting Example Painting Example
Introduction to Still Life Painting 2 Still lifes are disciplined studies in color, value, edges, proportions, texture and paint quality. They teach valuable lessons because you have control of objects, lighting, view and composition. Painting Example Painting Example
Still Life Perspective 1 Following a “Reflection Recipe” learn to paint different types of water reflections. Painting Example Painting Example
Painting Water Reflections 1 Following a “Reflection Recipe” learn to paint different types of water reflections. Painting Example Painting Example
Start With Confidence 1 This class is a series of exercises to build the experience, and therefore the confidence, in the starting phases of the painting process. It is part of the foundational belief of these classes in the importance of “Paint Small, Often and Quickly”. Painting Example Painting Example
Painting Textures 1 Texture refers to the tactile quality suggested by the way the paint is applied in a picture. Textures can be rough, smooth, even or irregular. There should be a variety of textures in a painting, but one type should be dominant Painting Example Painting Example
Colors of Snow 1 Snow may at first seem pure white, but when you stop and analyze it, you’ll find that it is full of nuances of color. Painting Example Painting Example
Improve with Exercises 3 This class will introduce the student to drawing and painting exercises that will improve their artistic perception. Better drawing skills will allow a painter to tackle more challenging subject matter that requires accurate artistic perception. Painting Example Painting Example
Plein Air Painting 1 Painting from life outdoors (in plein air) is both exciting and challenging. This class is to help you prepare, clarify the purpose, suggest a painting process and provide solutions to the many challenges with painting outdoors. Painting Example Painting Example
Study to Studio 1 Painting small and often is a great way for a beginner or advanced student to learn and quickly grow their painting skills. Eventually, however, a painter will want to create a larger painting. This class is to guide the student through the decisions and process to creating a larger painting. Painting Example Painting Example
Simplify & Separate 1 Are your paintings “busy” or “blend together”? This class will show you how to simplify, separate and add emphasis to your paintings. Painting Example Painting Example
Outdoor Sketching 1 This drawing class will cover line drawing, value drawing and perspective and how they can be used during outdoor sketching. Painting Example Painting Example
Painting Realistic Sunsets 1 Learn how to create realistic sunsets, make effective use of values, and avoid common mistakes in dramatically lit scenes. The class will also cover the limitations of your camera and how to capture good sunset photo references. Painting Example Painting Example
and others... 1 More workshops to come!