Oil Painting Classes



Choose what you need

Independent Study

Online Video Oil Painting Tutorials

Are you self-disciplined to take classes and finish them on your own?  If yes, then you'll love these oil painting tutorials. 

$24.50/month -> Learn More

Instructor-Lead

Group-based Zoom Weekly Oil Painting Classes

Do you need accountability painting partners, or looking for a community, or more instruction?  If yes, then the group-based Zoom Weekly Oil painting Classes are exactly what you need.

Reserve your creative time every week to gain a community and expertise of an award-winning artist. 

$149/month -> Learn More
Instructor Lead Oil Painting Classes

Instructor-Lead Weekly Group-based Oil Painting Classes via Zoom

I offer weekly group-based oil painting classes via Zoom.  This allows you to: 

  • gain low-cost teaching alternatives (the cost is less than $20 per class)
  • view instruction via zoom using various tools and video demonstrations,
  • develop a community of artists regardless of geography.
  • gain the dedicated time you need to develop your skillsets (if you don't take the time, someone else will).
  • PLUS all of the Positive Painter Online Community Offerings, which include: 
    • access to ALL 20 + video-based tutorials for art and art business
    • access to the online artist community
    • access to monthly mastermind and art business classes
    • and more! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions or Ready to Start?

Do you have questions or are you ready to get started?  Click here to schedule a 20-minute call with Stephanie.

Note: Class size is limited, so schedule a call today.

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Join Us Today

Independent Study

Online Video Oil Painting Tutorials

Are you self-disciplined to take classes and finish them on your own?  If yes, then you'll love these oil painting tutorials. 

$24.50/month -> Start Today

Instructor-Lead

Group-based Zoom Weekly Oil Painting Classes

Do you need accountability painting partners, or looking for a community, or more instruction?  If yes, then the group-based Zoom Weekly Oil painting Classes are exactly what you need.

Reserve your creative time every week to gain a community and expertise of an award-winning artist. 

$149/month -> Schedule Call

Recommended Oil Painting Supplies

Click here to download the recommended oil painting supply guide.

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Instructor Lead Oil Painting Classes

Independent Study

 Online Video Tutorial Oil Painting Classes 

Life keeps you busy, so having access to online instruction is a perfect way to get instruction when you have time. 

For only $24.50/month you can:

  • Develop your skillsets on YOUR timeline (check out all of the oil painting video-based classes below).
  • PLUS all of the Positive Painter Online Community Offerings, which include: 
    • One-On-One Member Success Call with Stephanie Weaver
    • Bonus Computer Wallpaper providing encouraging artist statement
    • Access to the Positive Painter Artist Community (available on computer AND Mobile App)
    • Monthly Member Only Meetings
    • Monthly Lunch and Learns
    • Complete Access to Online Tutorials and Art Business Resources
    • Monthly Art Challenges/Motivations
    • Quarterly Featured Artist Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

Foundation Classes

Included with Independent and Instructor-Lead Monthly Membership

Welcome Orientation

Welcome - Orientation

In this video course, you'll learn: 

  • features of the online artist community and courses
  • download the mobile app
  • schedule your member success call
  • and other tools to be a positive contributor to the community.

6 Methods To Drawing

So you can get a firm foundation for your painting.  

In this video course, you'll learn: 

  • 6 methods to drawing and the tools used by artists for centuries (some of the best-kept secrets)
Triangle Grid Method

Triangle Grid Method

In this video course, you'll learn: 

  • How to draw any complex scene or portrait using a triangle grid method.
Triangle Grid Method

Ultimate Guide to Oil Painting Supplies 

In this video course, you'll: 

  • Learn what makes great oil paint
  • How and why to use one medium over another
  • How to clean your oil painting brushes
  • The does and don'ts of brush care
  • Which palette would work best for you
  • Which type of canvas would work best for you
  • Which easel would work best for you
Triangle Grid Method

Basics of Color Theory

In this video course, you'll: 

  • Learn the basics of color theory and terms
  • Paint the girl with an umbrella using only 4 colors
  • Learn to mix your colors while painting
  • Learn to use mediums and paint in layers to achieve greater color intensity.
  • The value of the color wheel.

Alla Prima Online Tutorials

Included with Independent and Instructor-Lead Monthly Membership

Alla Prima, means all at once.  For more about this subject read this article: What is alla prima?

Welcome Orientation

 

 

Triangle Grid Method

 

Triangle Grid Method

 

4 Different Painting Tutorials - Focus on Glass

When you complete these paintings you will have learned: 

  • How to Paint Glass
  • How to gently blend between light, medium and dark
  • Create the illusion of 3D images by using diffused and hard edges
  • Plan you color use to ensure you keep the colors clean (and not muddy)
  • Bonus: Learn how to use Canva to add more design to your work. 

The best way to master a subject is to Learn-Paint-Repeat.   Painting glass and light is why my eyes look so realistic. 

Welcome Orientation

 

 

Triangle Grid Method

 

Triangle Grid Method

 

4 Different Painting Tutorials - Focus on Color

When you complete these paintings you will have learned: 

  • How to Create the Illusion of movement
  • Analogous and Complementary Painting
  • Create various purple and orange paint mixes. 

The best way to master a subject is to Learn-Paint-Repeat.  

Welcome Orientation

 

 

Triangle Grid Method

 

Triangle Grid Method

 

4 Different Painting Tutorials - Focus on Mediums

These look good enough to eat! 

When you complete these paintings you will have learned: 

  • An understanding of still life composition
  • How to use mediums to create texture
  • Plan your use of color
  • Use scumbling technique to gain texture and illusion of crumbs.

The best way to master a subject and technique is to Learn-Paint-Repeat.  

Welcome Orientation

 

 

Triangle Grid Method

 

Triangle Grid Method

 

4 Different Painting Tutorials - Focus on Color and Details

When you complete these paintings you will have learned: 

  • The value of not stating all the details
  • How to create shades of purple and pink
  • How to create the illusion of a 3D object using diffused edges and hard edges.

The best way to master a subject and technique is to Learn-Paint-Repeat.  

Welcome Orientation

 

 

Triangle Grid Method

 

Triangle Grid Method

 

Additional Demos and Courses

In addition, there are many other courses and demos that will help you better understand: 

  • How to mix greys
  • How to create flesh tones
  • The value of daily painting
  • How to create intensity using complementary colors
  • And more!

The best way to master a subject and technique is to Learn-Paint-Repeat.  

Master Classes

Included with Independent and Instructor-Lead Monthly Membership

These are oil painting courses that will take multiple weeks to complete.

Welcome Orientation

Sheep in a Field

In this video course, you'll learn: 

  • How to evaluate a composition using rule of thirds
  • Change directions in an oil painting
  • Build from dark to light
  • Create illusion of detailed fur/wool

Orange Still-life

In this video course, you'll learn: 

  • How to set up a still life
  • How to create a still-life lightbox
  • Paint this still life or your own.
Triangle Grid Method

Apple Still LIfe

In this video course, you'll learn: 

  • The Grisaille method
  • Apply thin layers of glaze using oil painting mediums
  • Build layers to achieve luminosity
  • Create folds
  • Create 3D imagery using soft and hard edges
Triangle Grid Method

Winter Landscape 

In this video course, you'll: 

  • How to make greys using complementary colors
  • Build a landscape from background to foreground
  • Identify where the light is coming from to create realistic scenes
Triangle Grid Method

Eggs in a Towel Still Life

In this video course, you'll: 

  • Learn the Brunaille method
  • Apply multiple layers of glazes using mediums
  • HOw and when to use what medium
  • How to make various shades of grey
  • How white is never truly white
  • The value of a value study
  • Create subtle transitions from light to medium and when to call out the core shadow.
Triangle Grid Method

Rhode Island Red Rooster

In this video course, you'll: 

  • How to create diffused edges 
  • Control your colors to avoid mud
  • How to paint alla prima style
Triangle Grid Method

Paint an Otter

In this video course, you'll: 

  • How to paint alla prima style
  • Use a palette knife and/or brush to scumble paint
  • Use mediums for glazing and scumbling oil painting techniques

Join Us Today

Independent Study

Online Video Oil Painting Tutorials

Are you self-disciplined to take classes and finish them on your own?  If yes, then you'll love these oil painting tutorials. 

$24.50/month -> Start Today

Instructor-Lead

Group-based Zoom Weekly Oil Painting Classes

Do you need accountability painting partners, or looking for a community, or more instruction?  If yes, then the group-based Zoom Weekly Oil painting Classes are exactly what you need.

Reserve your creative time every week to gain a community and expertise of an award-winning artist. 

$149/month -> Schedule Call