ONLINE: Increase Your Speed + Capture The Color in Oil

Limit your time and complete an oil painting “alla prima”—in a single session. After watching the instructor paint a demo of a simple arrangement from his studio, students will paint their own simple arrangement they have set up in their space. Progress is shared with the instructor for one-on-one feedback. Suggestions will be given for suitable simple forms students may have around their home, and the materials list includes links to pre-recorded videos where the instructor gives tips on how students can set up their cameras at home and troubleshoot the online experience. Ideally, the online sessions will inspire students to create their own limited-time painting drills between classes. The demos will be recorded, so students have the benefit of re-watching.

Special Notes

  • Prerequisites are intermediate painting skills from life, and the habit of painting on a regular basis. Ideally, the student has been a recent enrollee in David Tanner’s class.

    This class does not meet on 1/17.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This class is held online through Zoom; learn more about how online classes work <a href="">here

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About the Instructor

David Tanner

David Tanner is a representational oil painter in Richmond, Virginia, focusing mainly on figurative compositions. Since receiving a BFA in illustration from VCU, his study of traditional painting technique includes workshops with modern masters Nelson Shanks in Philadelphia and Robert Liberace in Washington DC.

David’s paintings have been accepted into national exhibitions including Oil Painters of America and Salon International. National awards include paintings honored for the Portrait Society of America’s annual competitions, as well as honors in competitions hosted by PleinAir Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, Raymar Fine Art, and Plein-Air Richmond. His Self-Portrait won 1st prize in American Artist magazine’s annual competition and was featured on the cover of this respected publication in September 2012.

American Art Collector featured David’s work in their "Artist Focus" series in December 2014. A five-page interview on his working methods can be found in the April 2015 issue of PleinAir Magazine. In November 2018, David authored an article called “Developing a Narrative in Your Figurative Paintings” for Artist’s on Art online magazine.

In November of 2016, David was interviewed for PBS television’s “Virginia Currents”.

David has been teaching at the Visual Arts Center since 2001. His work can be seen in Richmond at Crossroads Art Center, and on his website at Follow David on Instagram @davidtannerfineart.

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ONLINE: Increase Your Speed + Capture The Color in Oil

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Class Details
January 10 - March 71 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Day: Mon
Tuition: $215.00
Member Tuition: $193.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: David Tanner
Level: Intermediate