Learn to Abstract & Contemporary Painting

At Kline Academy, we have many options from On-site classes, to live Zoom classes, Workshops with visiting artists and even pre-taped courses. If you need guidance, give us a call (310) 927-2436 or contact us.

Beauty Through Nature: Landscape Fundamentals
In-Person Weekly Course

$85 - $1440

Beauty Through Nature: Landscape Fundamentals

Sharon Weaver

Wed. 10am - 1pm

Capture the beauty found in the natural world by translating what you see onto the canvas. From brooks, to mountains, and forests to volcanoes. Our world is vast and brimming with potential for a painting to be created from it. Join Sharon Weaver, an accomplished studio and plein air artist, as she guides students through the fundamentals of landscape painting. Learn to see and think like a painter and translate reality into brushstrokes.

Contemporary Landscape Painting
In-Person Weekly Course

$85 - $1440

Contemporary Landscape Painting

Scott Yeskel

Mon. 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Delve into the abstract world with Contemporary Artist, Scott Yeskel. Learn abstraction in painting with a strong foundation in sound artistic principals. See live demonstrations on how to keep your colors clean and create exciting paintings. Open to all ages & levels.

Beginning Painting techniques
In-Person Weekly Course

$85 - $1440

Beginning Abstract Painting

Scott Yeskel

Mon. 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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.

Contemporary Painting at Kline Academy
In-Person Weekly Course

$85 - $1440

Emerging Artist Painting Workshop

Cheryl Kline

Thurs. 11am - 2pm

Do you already feel confident as a painter but would you like to try some new approaches to everyday ideas? Or maybe you know your direction but you really need some mentoring and critiques to fine tune your work to submit to a gallery. This is an experimental guided workshop for artists to find their voice to be able to show their work or just experiment. Intermediate to advanced levels.

Beginning Abstract painting at Kline Academy
In-Person Weekly Course

$85 - $1440

Beginning Abstract and Contemporary Painting

Scott Yeskel

Mon. 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Our sought after Contemporary Artist, Scott Yeskel, begins by showing his students a solid system of abstraction based on sound art theories. See live demonstrations on how to keep your colors clean and create exciting paintings. Open to all ages & levels.

Landscape Painting
In-Person Weekly Course

$85 - $1440

In-Studio Landscape Painting Workshop

Sharon Weaver

Wed. 10am - 1pm

Master the skills needed to transport the beauty of nature into an original landscape painting with an award winning artist. Create atmosphere in your work specific to landscape painting that brings it to life! Open to ages & levels.

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Live Zoom Class

$45.00 - 160.00 USD

Contemporary Landscape Painting

with Scott Yeskel

Tuesdays 11:00am - 12:30pm

In this 1.5 hour meeting, learn how to paint landscapes in an impressionistic style while staying in touch with traditional methods and techniques. Watch Scott's demo on how to keep your colors clean and create deconstructed landscape paintings. Paint along or do it as homework at your free time. The reference image will be sent before the class and class recording will be available after class.

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Live Zoom Class

$17.50 - 120.00 USD

Paint Night on Fridays!

with Cheryl Kline

Fridays 6:15pm - 8:00pm

Need to unwind and want to create some art? Join us on Friday eves from the comfort of your own home and we will show you step by step how to create a painting. Grab your favorite beverage and be ready to have some fun. This “paint along” session is an all levels, all ages, meant to be stress-free, class. Acrylic is preferred but oil is OK to use too! Class recording will be available after class.

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Live Zoom Class

$35.00 - 120.00 USD

Abstract Painting

with Scott Yeskel

Tuesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's loosen up! Scott Yeskel will conduct an abstract deconstruction demo using a photo reference in this one hour Zoom meeting. Start with a quick sketch ‘thumbnail’ to a color sketch, to a small study. Beginners & Teens are welcome. You can paint along or do it as homework at your free time. The reference image will be sent before the class and class recording will be available after class.

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Live Zoom Class

$35.00 - 120.00 USD

The Artist's Workshop

with Cheryl Kline

Thursdays 10:00am - 11:00pm

Let's find inspiration. We may visit a virtual exhibit and discuss how artists compose their images and then explore ways that you can dive into a new technique to try it for yourself. Live demonstrations will be your guide. Homework for those who want to try something new and then get feedback. Share a piece that you need help with.

In-Person Workshops

$265.00 USD

Eco Print Workshop

Sarah Brooke

1 Day, Sunday, October 24th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Re-discover your sense of play and travel into the fascinating world of Eco Printing. Using actual foliage and flowers, students will learn how to create prints on paper with these natural materials using dyes and mordants to extract their essence.

Red Coat, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
In-Person Workshops

$799.00 USD

Painting the Portrait with Expression

David Shevlino

3 Days, Fri. March 18- Sun 20, 2022

In this class we’ll focus on portrait painting from a live model. We’ll explore techniques for creating colorful, abstract patterns with a sense of movement and energy by first making a quick underpainting in acrylic, then painting into it with oil paint.

Cheryl Kline, Oil on canvas
In-Person Workshops

$450.00 USD

The Imaginary Landscape Painting Workshop

Cheryl Kline

POSTPONED

With COVID-19 and the state order, this workshop has been postponed.

Create your own landscape using both classical & contemporary techniques! Sought-after Cloud Painter Cheryl Kline is going to take you on an artistic journey into an unknown landscape that is unique to you!

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