Beginning Classical Painting

With instructor

Cheryl Kline

Course fee ranges from:

(based on selection)

$75 - $719

Wed. 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Course Description

I can't tell you how many students come to me who have had years of art school and have never been "taught" how to paint! But their frustration ends at our front door!

Whenever an Artist speaks about a "lineage" of instruction, it is a proud declaration of where their knowledge came from. Ours is a fusion of Northern European, Classical Italian and California Impressionism. With this background we can hone in on an individual's choice of style once foundations in painting are achieved.

The first “initiation” exercise that students in this class must accomplish is our Compass Rose exercise. This skill-based exercise teaches the student so many lessons; first, basic skills like brush strokes, values, color mixing, blending, glazing and much more. We work with a limited palette of colors and then modern pigments for final glazing. At the end of this project the student will be introduced to a new way of “seeing” and develop a visual language which will last a lifetime.

The next exercise is a tradition t hat has been practiced for centuries... copying old master paintings. It’s as if Di Vinci himself were sitting on your shoulder and speaking to you, revealing his secrets from centuries past...and is now your teacher ...and all you have to do... is listen.

After a series of master paintings, I encourage students to explore many other styles. Palette knife paintings, landscapes, still lifes and to explore images that move them in some way but to continue to use and apply the principles that they have learned in their previous exercises.

What You'll Learn

Renaissance Painting Techniques

Produce monochromatic studies

How to apply color & how to mix paint

Alchemy of materials and mediums

Glazing Secrets

Live demonstrations and personalized instruction to help you learn faster

Enrollment Options


Cheryl Kline

Cheryl Kline, founder and owner of Kline Academy is a working artist whose works are found in the collections of noted individuals and institutions around the world. She has won numerous awards including an Honorable mention from the Portrait Society of America and Salmagundi Club of New York. She studied with master artist Jan Saether at The Bruchion School of Realist Art the same building as Kline Academy is located today, and at The Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Kline has a Degree in Commercial Art from Woodbury University.


Amy Olmedo

Classical Painting Student

I absolutely love my painting class at Kline! It is a supportive community for all your art endeavors. I have learned so much!


Additional Information

Sign up by the month/quarter to save!

*Note - Ongoing classes bill from the beginning of the month but you can start your instruction any week!  

*Also be sure to prepay, as this class fills up quickly!


3264 Motor Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90034



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Studio Hours

Mon 12 - 9:30pm

Tue 12 - 9:30pm

Wed 10am - 9:30pm

Th 10am - 9:30pm

Fri By Appointment

Sat 10am - 5pm

Sun Closed

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