Painting. All Levels.

By working from observation, students will master both technical and conceptual aspects of painting. Color theory and color mixing will be discussed and explained. The goal is to teach students to create a realistic image through mastering color and tonal relationships. Beginner students work from still life while more advanced might work from still life and live models (portrait and figure). Old Master copying is also often used in conjunction with other assignments.

Important! While you are signing up for painting, please note that in 99.9% including students with advanced art degrees from US colleges we start from drawing within a special system that we teach. Once your drawing gets up to a certain level you switch to color, which happens in the same class.


New Group Monday 12.30 - 3 pm 
Instructor Sasha Budaev
$420 (10 sessions) for Fall/Winter/Spring
Fully Open

Tuesday 10.30 – 1.30 p.m. 
Instructor Boris Kulikov
$500 (12 sessions) for Fall/Winter/Spring
Full

Tuesday 6.15 - 9 pm
Instructor Varvara Agabekova
$500 (12 sessions) for Fall/Winter/Spring
Full

Thursday 6.15 - 9 pm
Instructor Leo Kundas
$500 (12 sessions) for Fall/Winter/Spring
Full

Friday 6.15 - 9 pm
Instructor Leo Kundas
$500 (12 sessions) for Fall/Winter/Spring
Full

Saturday 4 - 7 pm
Instructor Leonid Shoshensky
$500 (12 sessions) for Fall/Winter/Spring
Full

Supplies List. Leo Kundas recommends Utrecht brand for his classes.
Oil Paints:
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Cadmium yellow medium
  • Yellow ochre
  • Cadmium orange
  • Cadmium red light
  • Raw umber
  • Raw sienna
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Viridian green
  • Olive Green
  • Cobalt blue
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Ivory black
  • Titanium White

Additional (optional) colors:

  • Mars Brown
  • Violet

Bristle brushes: Filberts and Rounds. We recommend 209F Utrecht brand

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Odorless Gamsol. No other solvents are allowed at the school.

Palette, plastic or wood

Palette cups (attachable to the palette) or a glass jar for Gamsol.

Canvas boards or canvas - Smaller and medium size for beginners, larger for advanced students.

Vine Charcoal

Roll of paper towels or old rags for cleaning brushes.

Drawing pad, medium size, pencil, eraser to make sketches before painting.

We recommend Georgian oil colors in 75 ml tubes. These paints are very inexpensive and yet are of good quality sufficient for students. They are sold by most major art stores. You can order them online from Dick Blick or buy in store.