Debra Keirce, Realistic Oil Painting

One on One - Mini Workshops in Oil Painting

Four sessions, 1.5 hours each, one on one with Debra Keirce, within a 3 week period. Zoom or in person Ashburn, VA - your choice. I will walk you through my four step process for creating highly realistic oil paintings.

Jill Poyerd Fine Art

Foundations for Mastering Watercolor Painting

Watercolor painting at its core is built upon pigment, water, and a painting surface, and in order to master the medium you need to thoroughly understand your materials. This course is designed to give you an in-depth look at the properties of each material used in the watercolor painting process. With this understanding, beginners will have an easier time learning techniques and experienced painters will be better equipped to perfect their skill and solve potential problems. This isn’t a hands-on painting class, but rather is a lecture-based course containing information you aren't likely to find anywhere else.

The Mechanics of Watercolor Painting

The Mechanics of Watercolor Painting is a step-by-step, hands-on painting course designed to guide students through all the necessary skills needed to paint with watercolor paints. Using her approachable, easy-to-understand teaching method, artist Jill Poyerd walks viewers through a total of nearly four hours of lectures and over 30 student activities, covering topics like brush handling, color mixing, paint application, and much much more. This is one of the most comprehensive beginner watercolor classes you will find online, and can apply to anyone who feels they may be lacking something in their knowledge.

Mastering Brushstrokes (I & II)

Brushstrokes are at the core of being an artist, and are one of the things that set artists apart from one another. In this course, artist Jill Poyerd breaks down historic and contemporary brushwork into twenty-two unique brushstrokes, using both oil and watercolor paint in her demonstrations. The instruction includes a brief history of the stroke, examples of how they're used in masterpieces, visual demonstrations, and student practice exercises. By combining technical learning with visual and hands-on examples, students will gain a thorough understanding of each brushstroke variation. This is a two-part course.

Developing an Eye for Landscape Composition

A landscape composition design can mean the success or failure of a piece of art whether you paint, draw, or work in photography. In this course, landscape artist Jill Poyerd, goes beyond teaching the rules. She teaches students how to "see" a landscape and then translate what they see into a successful design. Students of any experience level learn through four hours of lecture and over 22 activities. Topics include what makes landscapes unique, the planes theory, focal points, compositional lines, design tools of the Masters, choosing a subject, conducting a photoshoot, and reconstructing your images. 

Lago Arthur Studio

4 Week Adult Beginner - Intermediate Oils

Learn how to paint in oil from the comfort of your own home! This weekly 1 hour class is geared toward the beginner through intermediate level student and will cover the foundations and best practices of oil painting. Students will follow along as artist Suzanne Lago Arthur breaks down her painting technique into simple steps that can be replicated at home. Weekly homework is encouraged to get the full impact of the weekly lessons. A 30 min critique will be added to the class starting on Weeks 2 - 4. Zoom link and materials list will be emailed to student closer to the start date of class.

Loudoun Street Studios - Online

Fresh Florals

Painting flowers can be intimidating (all those petals!) but they don’t have to be. In my years of designing floral patterns for fabric and painting floral acrylics and oils, I’ve developed methods of simplifying these complex and beautiful subjects, and I’d love to share them with you. In this class, we will start with simple flowers like tulips and progress gradually to more challenging ones like sunflowers. As you gain confidence, you will also learn how to improve your composition, color mixing, and painting techniques to create more successful paintings. Weekly demos will alternate between acrylic and water soluble oil techniques. (gouache demos upon request) * *This class will be held online via Zoom**

Yellow Barn Studio - Online

Easel Vacations

Since travel isn't so easy right now, let's do a little armchair travel "artist's style." In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of acrylic painting while painting from photos of previous vacations or photos of places we would like to go.