Beginning Painting Techniques

With instructor

Scott Yeskel

Course fee ranges from:

(based on selection)

$75 - $719

Mon. 6:30-9:30pm

Tues. 9:30am-12:30pm

Course Description

We have structured this beginning painting class so that many different skill levels from absolute beginner to intermediate artist can participate. We will start the class with basic painting exercises along with explaining your painting materials and how to use them. We will spend time painting the basic forms from a still life and photo references. The difference with this course is that we eliminate minute detail and teach you how to deconstruct an image and give it a contemporary, painterly style. It is a faster and more edgy way to paint. You will learn about proper proportions and relationships. We will cover eye level and foundation perspective, while exploring line and values. You will be given lots of one on one instruction with plenty of demonstrations to guide you through the different elements of good painting including brush stroke and color mixing.

What You'll Learn

Learn to paint simple to complex objects

Learn how to understand value

Learn how to paint and mix clean colors.

Learn perspective and composition

Learn to create the illusion of 3 dimensions

Learn who to create representative work without including all the details of a subject.

Learn to paint faster using either oils or acrylic

Enrollment Options


Scott Yeskel

Scott Yeskel was raised in the suburbs of Orange County, California after his parents moved from New Jersey when he was a child. The mild weather and suburban sprawl fueled Scott’s interest in the landscape. After graduating from high school, he moved to San Francisco to pursue an education in the arts. Yeskel graduated from the Academy of Art College in 2002 where he won first place in the Landscape category at the Academy’s Annual Spring Show. He was quickly picked up by galleries in Philadelphia, Laguna Beach and San Francisco. Since that time, Scott has been the subject of over a dozen solo shows, countless group exhibitions and has been featured in over 20 magazine and newspaper editorials. His work speaks to those who identify with the California lifestyle – often romantic but sometimes plagued with fustration. His love/hate relationship with Los Angeles’ freeways, boxy apartments and urban sprawl feed Yeskel’s desire to paint his environment as he sees – a jumble of mixed emotions. Recently, Scott’s work was purchased by prestigious corporate collections including Microsoft and NBC/ Universal.


Norbert Swiatek

Classical Drawing & Painting Student

Truly grateful to have been attending Kline Academy for over a year. The instructors have guided me through tried and true techniques of old masters to making art I hadn't imagined I was capable of - and I've seen the same repeated by other students around me. I feel as though the instructors have taken a personal stake in my artistic development.Thanks to Kline Academy I've grown in ability and confidence as an artist and person.


Additional Information

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*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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