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Drawing and painting lessons

Art lessons

Every lesson covers at least one topic or method from beginners to intermediate level. They are designed to be short and concise and cover the foundation of classical drawing and painting.

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Classical or expressive art?

I teach two types of workshops that cover different approaches to art.

Classical art

Classical drawing and painting lessons are for those who want to pursue realism painting style. It requires dedication to daily practice and will take relatively a long time to develop skills. Mastery of the classical drawing techniques is the prerequisite for the realism painting lessons.

Expressive art

Quick painting studies concentrate more on expressive painting and the joy of creating simpler artwork. It is ideal for those who want to relieve stress and start creating colorful paintings full emotions. It is liberating because you will feel that you were born to paint.

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Art lessons

I recommend a quick study painting session if this is your first time. The focus is on getting you started with painting right away in an entertaining, relaxing atmosphere. It is a great starting point for a novice.

Quick studies - expressive
$45 per session

These 1-hour workshops allow you to practice your oil painting foundations, break inhibitions, learn fast, exercise your brushwork, explore, and enjoy. They are the ideal starting point for beginners.

Drawing basics - classical 
$45 per session

Each session is about 1 hour. We'll start with the introduction to drawing using simple objects. We then move to other topics such as spontaneous urban drawing, classical figure drawing and so on.

Oil painting foundations - classical
$90 per session

Once comfortable with your drawing skills, you can try the oil painting foundations. This is a 2-3 hour class. I will cover beginner techniques and introduce you to alla prima, indirect, and impasto painting methods.

Special topics - classical
$90 per session

These workshops may take up to 3 hours per session. After practicing your methods using quick studies, we’ll narrow our focus and spend time on problem-solving as you gradually develop your own style and focus.

Supplies

You need to bring your own supplies.
I use oil paints but you can follow my instructions for acrylic.

Acrylic or oil?
Oil is more meditative while acrylic is more expressive. If you are not sure, choose water mixable oil.

Drawing supplies

You need a drawing pad and a pencil set that includes one each of 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, and 4B pencils.

Water mixable oil painting supplies

Water mixable oil paints dry fast and reduce the need for harsh chemicals and solvents.

Traditional oil painting supplies

This is an alternative oil painting supplies. Traditional oil paints display a good creamy consistency and remarkably light fast results.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can't even draw a stick figure?

That's fine. Get yourself some supplies and join a quick study session. 

Do you accept walk-ins?

My workshops are by appointment only.

How do I pay?

You pay at the end of workshop using cash, check, or credit card.

Where are you located?

I teach my beginner painting workshops at
502 N Kentucky St, McKinney, TX 75069.

Do you teach kids?

Yes! Success depends on whether your child is interested in practicing art.

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