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Painting the Figure in Oil 

Online Course (5 Weeks) 

Sundays 5-8 PM EST (2-5 PM PST)

July 7- August 4

Using a contemporary approach to painting the figure, we will focus on seeing, organizing, and simplifying shapes of color and value.  Each week’s assignment will help you gain fluency and speed with oil paint while working from the figure.


Working with still images, we will learn techniques to help you create sophisticated figure paintings from your own studio. The course aims to set you up with a structure for practicing figure painting on your own, translating photographic reference in an organic way. This class is suitable for all skill levels.


Class time will encompass in-depth painting demonstrations, lecture, Q/A, and individual feedback for the Full Seat participants. Classes will meet on Zoom.  Homework, class recordings, and class materials will be available through Padlet.

Weekly Outline

Week 1: Grisaille Block-in

Week 2: Temperature I

Week 3: Temperature II–Painting the Head

Week 4: Abstracting Color Spots

Week 5: Complete Figure, Expanded Palette


**Sessions are live and are recorded, students do not have to be present. All recordings will be available to students for 6 months after the final session.


Supply List available for download upon purchase of the class.


There are no refunds after registration. Please sign up with a clear understanding of committing to the class.

Full Seat $400

-Individual feedback + digital paint-over each week.

-Access to live classes, recordings and Padlet.  Live Q&A

-Full Seats are limited to 9 participants.

Sit-in Seat  $150

-No individual feedback + no digital paint-over each week.

-Access to live classes, recordings and Padlet. Live Q&A.

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