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Offering:

  • Half-day sessions - $125.00 per person (includes all supplies)
  • Full day sessions - $250.00 per person (includes lunch and all supplies)

       - Multiple person/group lessons and multiple lessons will be offered at a lower price, please call to discuss. Also if desired, private/group lessons can be negotiated and taught at a location you prefer.

       - Please call for special needs or any specific food allergies when lunch is provided.

Location: Held at Artist’s Studio in Festus MO
Dates: Please call for available dates. Questionnaire must be submitted before lessons begin.

What your will learn:

I have taught painting to all ages and skill levels, from 6 years old to 89. Whether you are just starting out and wanting to learn to paint as a fun pastime, or improve your current skills/learn new painting techniques, my teaching methods will help you create beautiful paintings. I will share my painting techniques (which I have learned over the past 40 years of study and painting) and show you how to quickly and effectively paint in oil.

   

        

  

Following are the main areas of concentration for your lessons. Depending on your skill level, the emphasis may vary.

  • Discussions on oil paints, mediums, and surfaces. We will also discuss different techniques in painting with oils.
  • Subject selection and working from photographs. Composition and sketching.
  • Lighting and color/color mixing
  • Building form, texture, volume, and detailing.
  • Critiquing, professional presentation/framing and photographing your finished work.

½ Day Private Oil Painting Lesson Schedule

Goal:  Work on and finish at least one small painting (up to 11 x14) from photographs provided by you, or from my library.

Arrival to Studio           8:00 AM
Introduction & Technique Discussions 8:00 - 8:45 AM
Subject Selection & Composition 8:45 - 9:15 AM
Painting Session 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Painting Critique 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Full Day Private Lesson Schedule

Goal:  Work on and finish at least two small paintings (up to 11 x14) from photographs provided by you, or from my library.

Arrival to Studio   8:00 AM
Introduction & Technique Discussions 8:00 -8:45 AM
Subject Selection & Composition 8:45 - 9:15 AM
Painting Session 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Painting Critique  11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch Provided 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Painting Session  12:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Painting Critique     3:30 PM – 4:00 PM     

Materials Listing

To make your lesson convenient and productive, following is a list of materials and supplies that is supplied as part of your fee for your lesson.

  • Stretched Canvas(s) 9 x 12 or 11 x 14
  • Oil Paints - (Colors used- Ultra Marine Blue, Permanent Green Deep, Cadmium Yellow Medium or Pale, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarium Crimson, and Titanium White)
  • Brushes
  • Paint Mediums
  • Drawing Supplies - charcoal or pencil, sketch pad and kneaded eraser
  • Painting Gear - easel, disposable paper palette, containers for cleaning brushes and mediums, palette knife
  • Solvents

 

News & Events

2019 Hayloft Exhibit at the 4th Friday Art Walk, Ste Genevieve

Rick was included in the 2019 Kick-off of the 4th Friday Art Walk in Ste Genevieve, MO. He and other local artists, including James Wooldridge and Mary Peura showed their work at the Hayloft Gallery. There was a fun after-party event that started at 9:00 which included James Wooldridge's band and catered food/refreshments!