ONSITE: Landscape in Oils

Create compelling landscapes in a series of paintings. Each week, we’ll focus on elements of the landscape including techniques for rendering sky, terrain, trees and water. We’ll also focus on palette development and color mixing. We’ll cover seasonal themes and architecture while learning to use light and color to create depth. You’ll practice layout and composition using photo references and thumbnail sketches. We’ll learn how to use aerial and chromatic perspectives and create atmosphere, suggesting time of day and weather. Weekly demonstrations will be provided and discussions will include traditional and modern painters with a brief critique. You’re welcome to use personal photos or photos provided by the instructor. Plan to finish the class with several small paintings. This class includes techniques for both alla prima and indirect oil painting.

Special Notes

  • This class has been designed for students of all painting levels but some prior experience with oils may be helpful for interested students.
  • This class does not meet on 10/21.
  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
  • Students must follow social distancing protocols and wear masks at all times. For more info visit This is an On-site course. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit

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About the Instructor

Catherine Southall

Catherine Southall holds a BFA in Fashion Design from VCU and has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years. She is currently a local teacher and a professional artist.

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ONSITE: Landscape in Oils

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September 23 - November 189:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Day: Thu
Tuition: $250.00
Member Tuition: $225.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Catherine Southall
Level: All Levels