Oil Painting Class

Let century old insights dissolve the frustration of your present-day oil painting practice.

Tuesdays 7-10pm, June 4-25th, 2019

At our studio in Orange

“What goes into creating a successful oil painting?

How do I deal with color?

Why do all my paintings end up a “muddy mess”?


If you love the idea of creating beautiful oil painting but don’t know where, or how to begin, then this class is for you.


Let classically trained artist Carolin Peters guide you through this 4 week class, during which we’ll break this potentially elusive discipline into fun, approachable, and illuminating segments.


  • Learn how to see like an artist

  • Gain clarity over the workings of color

  • Beat overwhelm by learning how to break your process into manageable stages

  • Understand how to use your materials right

  • Improve your skills while enjoying simple yet powerful exercises

  • Prepare a strong foundation for painting en plein-air


The class will include multiple lectures, slideshows, teacher-demonstration, one-on-one instruction, and plenty of time to paint on your projects.


Class size is limited to 10 students max. RSVP now to save your spot.

Materials: Click here for a list of recommended materials.

Price: $220 (Save $45 by signing up before 5/1. Discount decreases after that and goes away 05/15/19.


I’ve never painted before can I attend?

Absolutely! This class is perfect for beginners, as well as artists looking to expand their understanding of this medium.


I’m not very talented, does that matter?

Not at all. Drawing and painting are universal skills and can be learned by anyone willing to try something outside their comfort zone. Effort and commitment are required, talent is optional.


I’m away on one of the dates can I have a refund for that day?

Unfortunately no. Purchase of the class is final. You will, however, receive an email with notes from the day you will be absent. You’ll also have the opportunity to use the open studio for one day to practice what you have missed.


What style of painting do you teach?

I teach all my classes in a way that doesn’t focus on style, as style is something that develops naturally and individually through practicing for years. Instead, I teach fundamental principles that will form solid building blocks for any further education or self-study.


I've had some instruction on this topic before, is this class suitable for someone with prior knowledge?

The great thing about fundamental principles is that they will never conflict with well-founded information only compliment and strengthen it. Great artists know the importance of staying open to new insights and solutions while carefully evaluating if they are suitable for what they hope to achieve. In that spirit I believe this class will only help to grow your skill set.


I don’t know where/don’t have time to buy the materials.

Having the right materials is crucial for a good painting experience. Click here for a list of recommended materials and stores, or click below and purchase the upgraded class which includes all materials.

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