Sunday, March 23, 2014

Painting Classes 2017

All classes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and each class is limited to 8 students. If you wish to enroll, please email me at: 
or call (949) 496-2993

Deposit of $100 required at sign up.  Deposit is refundable if student cancels 30 days before the start date, or if there is a replacement student to fill the space being cancelled.  Cancellations made less than 30 days are non refundable


 4 days-          May 4-7     2017   10-3:00pm     Cost:   425.     5 spaces available

Knowing how to mix a color as well as keeping your colors clean are issues all painters are challenged with. Here is your chance to have a real understanding of chroma, value and hue… wrapped up in a concentrated program of study. This 4-day course will help train your eye to determine steps in value, understand temperature changes in color and how to make high key chroma as well as low key of chroma. You will also learn WHY you should choose certain colors over others to achieve the desired color … all while avoiding creating chalky or muddy colors.  Knowledge is powerful.
This class will be working on a 3-tiered color wheel. We will not be creating paintings. You will have a strong understanding of color mixing at the end of this workshop. This class is beneficial for all levels, from the beginner to the professional.  Class held at the Laguna Canyon Studios, Laguna Beach.
10-Student limit.          

$100. Deposit requested upon sign-up.  Please email to ensure space availability 
Supply list and info packet mailed upon receiving deposit.

**If you need to cancel a class, your deposit will be refunded, provided you notify me 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the class. After this date refunds will only be granted if there is a waiting list. Deposits may apply toward another class in the future. 

Painting from Photos
Many times the only reference we have is from a photograph.  Paintings should be inspired by the photo and not used to simply replicate every detail of it.

This class will focus on constructing ideas, making editing choices, color shifts, edge control...all the way toward the goal of completing one painting more dynamic than the photo.  
We will address not only the act of creating the painting, but also the thought process involved in making a better painting, from concept to completion.

Thursday’s     June 1 to July 6.  10:30am - 2pm.      Cost:  $350.  10 student limit.
Friday’s          June 2 to July 7.  10:30am - 2pm.      Cost:  $350.  10 student limit.

Classes will be held in Laguna Beach at the Laguna Canyon Studios- 3251 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach -Studio F.

If you are interested in signing up,  Please email me at 

Space is very limited, sign ups on a first come basis. 

Independent Study

 This class meets one morning a week for a 6-week session.  Exercises are given each week to stretch and push the experienced artist to a higher level of painting.  This class will emphasize composition, as well the style of painting specific to each artist’s pursuit. There is a critique each week from the weeks exercise.
This class is limited to 6. 

Class resumes June 2017.  Day and time:  June 1-July 6  Thursday 9-10am cost $170.

If interested in attending this class, please email me to set up a meet time so I can review your current work.    Email me at