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Beginning Painting Techniques

at Kline Academy of Fine Art - Palms

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$75 5 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Aug 10, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time

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Palms, Westside
3264 Motor Avenue
Btwn Irene St & National Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90034
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Scott Yeskel

What you'll learn in this painting class:

Ready to explore painting? In this class you will learn the basics including - how to keep your colors clean and vibrant, mix shadow colors and use brush strokes to describe the form. There are many styles you can explore in this workshop. Open to all ages & levels.

What you will learn:
Learn to paint simple to complex objects
Learn how to understand value
Work with lighting as it relates to form
Learn how to paint and mix clean colors.
Learn perspective and composition
Learn to create the illusion of 3 dimension

We have structured this foundation painting class so that many different skill levels from absolute beginner to intermediate artist can participate. Start the class with basic painting exercises along with explaining your painting materials and how to use them to your advantage. We will spend time painting the basic forms from a still life set up using direct lighting to help you understand value. You will learn how to see these same basic forms when you paint more complex objects. You will learn about proper proportions and relationships. We will cover eye level and foundation perspective, explore line and values, direct lighting and cast shadows as well as soft and hard edges. You will be given lots of one on one instruction with plenty of demonstrations to guide you through the different elements of good painting.



Assortment of Filberts and Flats, nothing too small, prederably number’s, 6, 8, 10, 12. Assortment of cheap 1” and lager handware store brushes.

Assortment of small canvas for studies: 11x14, 12x16, 14x18, 16x20, and 18x24. Larger canvas for final works: 24x36 ad 36x36 etc.  You can start with just a few of the smaller canvas boards.

Paints – oil or acrylic (Mandatory limited palette and canvas)
Titanium white
Yellow ochre
Cadmium orange
Cad red light reference
Alizarin crimson
Cerulean Blue
Ultra marine blue
Burnt umber
Optional colors
Cadmium yellow
Cadmium green light
Cobalt blue

Other supplies
Any number of photographs or images cut from magazines of landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes
Acrylic yellow ocher, raw sienna or neutral grey for toning canvas
Water jars (spray bottles for acrylic painters
Acrylic varnish for acrylic painters (if using acrylic paints)
Walnut or linseed oil (if using oil paints)
Rags and paper towels (Please do not use the one in the bathroom)
Palette knives

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Refund Policy

Make-Up Policy: Students pre-pay all classes by the month or the quarter - it is a commitment that is made by the student and Kline Academy that insures your easel space will be held for you. If a student misses a class for whatever reason, and if a 24-hour notice was given to our office, as a courtesy, Kline Academy welcomes students to come to any other class while enrolled and if space is available, to do a "make- up." Make-ups are not owed to a student and have no monetary value, they are simply a courtesy extended by Kline Academy.

Please note you may only take a make-up class when you are enrolled for a least a month and may only be used within the dates you are enrolled. A make-up class may not be used in the class you are in or added on at the end of the session. Make-ups expire at the end of the year they were acquired in.

Refund Policy: We are not able to offer refunds for any class or workshop for any reason once they have been purchased. If you sign up for a class and need to miss some of the dates within the month you may be able to take advantage of our makeup policy (see above). Please note any changes made to enrollment may incur a $75 administrative fee.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Scott Yeskel 1 $75
6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Scott Yeskel 1 $75
6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Scott Yeskel 1 $75
6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Scott Yeskel 1 $75

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Reviews of Classes at Kline Academy of Fine Art (51)

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Beginning Painting Techniques
Reviewed by Caroline M. on 7/24/2019
It is not a class but a place where artists come to improve and be inspired.
Beginning Painting Techniques
Reviewed by Anonymous on 5/22/2019
I only signed up for the 1 day, 3-hour class. I’m a beginner so I was looking for more specific instruction. But the instructor was great, I did learn some basic stuff, and it was a laid back environment. I think it would be better to sign up for the multiple day courses.
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