IMG_5047.jpgFundamentals Oil and Acrylic Painting

Figure Drawing

Intermediate Painting

Advanced Painting

Portraits from Photos – Learn to create beautiful portrait paintings from your personal photographs as you study facial features, proportions and color.

Class follows Richard’s book, Painting a Portrait, available in the Center for the Arts Turtle Gift Shop. New students or those who haven’t painted in years, please consider taking Oil/Acrylic Painting Fundamentals to learn or review basic skills.

KIR102617-1 Thur 10/26/17 to 11/16/17 9am-Noon All $120 mem / $170 non-mem
KIR113017-1 Thur 11/30/17 to 12/21/17 9am-Noon All $120 mem / $170 non-mem
KIR011118-1 Thur 01/11/18 to 02/08/18 9am-Noon All $150 mem / $200 non-mem
KIR022218-1 Thur 02/22/18 to 03/22/18 9am-Noon All $150 mem / $200 non-mem
KIR040518-1 Thur 04/05/18 to 05/03/18 9am-Noon All $150 mem / $200 non-mem

Fundamentals Oil and Acrylic Painting – There is a fundamental body of knowledge that all painters (beginning and advanced) should possess. This body of knowledge not only contains information on the techniques of drawing and painting; also information on the use, care, and safety of working with the tools of an artist. Designed to give both new and experienced painters the information they need to create beautiful paintings, focusing on creating the illusion of depth and volume using value and discussing color, the color wheel and complementary colors.

KIR102617-2 Thur 10/26/17 to 11/16/17 1pm-4pm Beg/Int $120 mem / $170 non-mem
KIR113017-2 Thur 11/30/17 to 12/21/17 1pm-4pm Beg/Int $120 mem / $170 non-mem
KIR011118-2 Thur 01/11/18 to 02/08/18 1pm-4pm Beg/Int $150 mem / $200 non-mem
KIR022218-2 Thur 02/22/18 to 03/22/18 1pm-4pm Beg/Int $150 mem / $200 non-mem
KIR040518-2 Thur 04/05/18 to 05/03/18 1pm-4pm Beg/Int $150 mem / $200 non-mem

Intermediate Painting – (Oil/Acrylic) – Students will be guided through several small paintings – each painting will focus on a different genre: still life, landscape, portraiture, etc. The objective of this class is to provide students, familiar with my painting techniques, an opportunity to practice the lessons from my Fundamentals of Painting classes. We will discuss painting materials, styles and techniques. In addition, we will discuss photography and getting good images to paint.

KIR110317-2 Fri 11/03/17 to 11/24/17 1pm-4pm Int $120 mem / $170 non-mem
KIR120117-2 Fri 12/01/17 to 12/22/17 1pm-4pm Int $120 mem / $170 non-mem
KIR011218-2 Fri 01/12/18 to 02/09/18 1pm-4pm Int $150 mem / $200 non-mem
KIR022318-2 Fri 02/23/18 to 03/23/18 1pm-4pm Int $150 mem / $200 non-mem
KIR040618-2 Fri 04/06/18 to 05/04/18 1pm-4pm Int $150 mem / $200 non-mem

Advanced Painting (Oil/Acrylic) – Take your painting to the next level. Each class begins with a brief review of a specific topic (color, materials, composition, value, etc.); then students work on their individual paintings. The goal of this class varies with each student’s individual objectives. If you seek to improve basic skills, experiment with new techniques, or build a cohesive body of work—this class will address your particular needs.

KIR110117 Wed 11/01/17 to 11/22/17 9am-Noon Int/Adv $120 mem / $170 non-mem
KIR110417 Sat 11/04/17 to 11/25/17 9am-Noon Adv $120 mem / $170 non-mem
KIR112917 Wed 11/29/17 to 12/20/17 9am-Noon Int/Adv $120 mem / $170 non-mem
KIR120217 Sat 12/02/17 to 12/23/17 9am-Noon Adv $120 mem / $170 non-mem
KIR011018 Wed 01/10/18 to 02/07/18 9am-Noon Int/Adv $150 mem / $200 non-mem
KIR011318 Sat 01/13/18 to 02/10/18 9am-Noon Adv $150 mem / $200 non-mem
KIR022118 Wed 02/21/18 to 03/21/18 9am-Noon Int/Adv $150 mem / $200 non-mem
KIR022418 Sat 02/24/18 to 03/24/18 9am-Noon Adv $150 mem / $200 non-mem
KIR040418 Wed 04/04/18 to 05/02/18 9am-Noon Int/Adv $150 mem / $200 non-mem
KIR040718 Sat 04/07/18 to 05/05/18 9am-Noon Adv $150 mem / $200 non-mem


Richard studied illustration at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA and established his illustration business in Boston, MA. His fundamental belief about painting, shapes his work and his teaching: “Creating a painting does not make one an artist. Artists create something extraordinary from their experience, knowledge and ability. Until a painter has discovered and is able to pull instantly from these three primary conditions, he or she is a student. Still, taking pride in being a student moves you closer to creating art.”



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