Beginning Painting Techniques

With instructor

Scott Yeskel

Beginning Painting techniques

Course fee ranges from:

(based on selection)

$85 - $1440

Mon. 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Course Description

We have structured this foundation painting class so that many different skill levels from absolute beginner to intermediate artist can participate. Start the class with basic painting exercises along with explaining your painting materials and how to use them to your advantage.

We will spend time painting the basic forms from a still life set up using direct lighting to help you understand value. You will learn how to see these same basic forms when you paint more complex objects. You will learn about proper proportions and relationships. We will cover eye level and foundation perspective, explore line and values, direct lighting and cast shadows as well as soft and hard edges. You will be given lots of one on one instruction with plenty of demonstrations to guide you through the different elements of good painting.

What You'll Learn

Learn to paint simple to complex objects

Learn how to understand value

Work with lighting as it relates to form

Learn how to paint and mix clean colors

Learn perspective and composition

Learn to create the illusion of 3 dimension

Personalized one-on-one instruction

One Day - Pay Per Class
$85.00 USD
4 week course
$280.00 USD
8 week course
$530.00 USD
12 week course
$780.00 USD
18 week course
$1125.00 USD
24 week course
$1440.00 USD

Enrollment Options

Kline Academy Instructor Scott Yeskel


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.


John Ramseier

Abstract Painting Student

I have been a student at the Kline Academy for about 4 months now and it has been a great experience. I came to the Abstract Painting class with absolutely zero training – and after 2 classes I was actually painting! Now I’m totally hooked, making really great progress and enjoying every minute.  The teachers and staff at Kline Academy are fantastic. It’s a no stress, creative and very supportive environment, for people of all ages. I highly recommend!

Additional Information

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