ONSITE: Lessons in Classical Painting

Discover the benefits of classical painting! This class is beneficial for students who want to improve their overall painting skills, no matter their individual style of painting (representational or abstract). This class will stress the process of indirect painting and the importance of using an underpainting for improved results. Weekly topics will include value, composition, lighting subjects, form painting using geometric solids, glazing techniques, manipulating edges, understanding color characteristics and relationships, developing a color palette, and the importance and process of painting a master copy. Students will create a master copy of choice and several small technique paintings throughout the session. Students are welcome to bring individual photos for reference.

Special Notes

  • This is an ONSITE course. All onsite students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students must follow social distancing protocols and wear masks at all times. Onsite courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. For more info please visit

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

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: Lessons in Classical Painting

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Class Details
September 26 - November 2112:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Day: Mon
Tuition: $255.00
Member Tuition: $229.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Catherine Southall
Level: All Levels