Introduction to Landscape Painting

With instructor

Sharon Weaver

Landscape Painting at Kline Academy

Course fee ranges from:

(based on selection)

$75 - $719

Wed. 10am - 1pm (Registration Open)

Course Description

Before venturing outside to try your hand at plein air painting, this course will give you the method and process of how to capture the beauty of the scene without distracting details.

You will learn how to capture the splendor of nature as we deconstruct the different elements of the landscape. Learn how to paint a strong landscape by first picking a great photo reference. Understand the importance of composition as the foundation of your painting. The class will then follow the process of painting a landscape using simple shapes, mixing natural colors and understanding values to create atmosphere and distance in the landscape. Students will learn how to compose a successful painting with harmony, interest and drama. Learn about the fundamentals of composition and how to include a focal point in your painting. Students will also learn how to create atmosphere specific to landscape painting. Learn to design your paintings, not just copy a photograph. You will gain the skills needed to transport the beauty of nature into an original landscape painting.

Each student will work at their own pace from photo references with at least one completed painting at the end of the class. All levels are welcome.

What You'll Learn

Learn how to begin a landscape

How to pick the best image, cropping, focal point and adding drama

Mixing Clean Colors

Basic perspective

Composition choices and how to design a better painting

Oil or Pastel -Live Demonstrations

Personalized one-on-one instruction

One Day - Pay Per Class
$75.00 USD
5 Wednesdays | June 2 - 30 | 10:00am - 1:00pm | $50 off
$325.00 USD
4 Wednesdays | July 7 - 28 | 10:00am - 1:00pm | $40 off
$260.00 USD
12 Week Quarter | Wednesdays | 10:00am - 1:00pm | $180 off
$719.00 USD

Enrollment Options

Kline Academy Instructor Sharon Weaver


Sharon Weaver

Sharon Weaver is one of the great landscape painters of America. Born with a passion for art, she first attended Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, later transferring to Parsons School. While working for more than a decade in Manhattan, Sharon's career took her all over the world. Visiting Los Angeles, Sharon found the natural beauty and wide open spaces of California a welcome change from the man-made canyons of New York. It didn't take long for her to move here where she has pursued her art of landscape painting.


Eliott Kahn

Landscape Painting Student

I have been a student at Kline Academy since last April.  I’ve been taking Impressionist Landscape classes from Sharon Weaver, and have been having a blast! The atmosphere is supportive and challenging, with the results being unexpected and fulfilling.  The experience has been exciting, fun, and inspirational.

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!