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Apprentice Program Year Four: Online Painting Course 1

Apprentice Program Year Four: Online Painting Course

Apprentice Program Year Four Online Painting Course

In these online painting classes, we build on your Years One, Two and Three programs and move onto topics that distinguish the master painters from the rest such as value compression, and edges, as well as many advanced color ideas such as edge colors, color threads, color bridges, luminosity, optical color mixing, mono and poly-isochromes, and much more.

You will expand your knowledge of design to help you create really engaging composition using advanced compositional techniques such as interrelationship of line, counterpoint, graceful line, shape rhythm, and organizational structures.

Finally you will learn much more about how to elevate a painting of an object or scene from a mere illustration to fine art by developing your knowledge of key ideas in visual music and poetry.

You will learn how to handle even more difficult problems in perspective such as arches and perspective centers so that if you are working on street scenes you will be able to overcome any drawing problems .

We will help you solve more landscape problems and learn specific techniques for  painting rocks, mastering the effects of iridescence on water, the effects of luster on shiny materials and how to make light colors glow.

Finally you will learn much more about how to elevate a painting of an object or scene from a mere illustration to fine art by developing you knowledge of key ideas in visual music and poetry such as  fundamental concepts such as itness, isolation, subordination, and relationship.

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I joined 5 years ago when I didn’t know anything about oils, painting, composition, or drawing. Barry’s way of teaching is extremely well versed in many aspects of painting. His building blocks of learning is the best I have seen. The academy is designed well and the community of fellow students is engaging and friendly. I highly recommend anyone at any level to join us. I have learned so much and have enjoyed my journey in painting.

Cindy Nelson

The Apprentice Program Curriculum

Here is a complete list of all the painting classes and lessons in year four of our structured four-year Apprentice Program painting course. You get four classes with 12 lessons in each class: 48 painting lessons in total.

The colored boxes represent the ten building skill Building Blocks™ of our structured  curriculum. For example, the orange 2 box is the second part of the 6 parts of our Brushwork skill Building Block™.

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