Our Classes will offer you hours of instruction on a specific art topic, medium, style or technique.

Our unique “crash” course on painting fundamentals, Fast Start, will give you concentrated information about all the basics of painting in just a few hours.


Fast Start by Beth Carrington Brown and Mónica Linares

For painters of ALL LEVELS! (This class is a pre-requisite to participate in our Painting Miles Open Studio if you are new to painting.)


Minimum amount of students: 6

DATE: April 29, 2017 | TIME: 9:00pm to 1:00pm | BREAK: 11:00 – 11:15

Class Description

  • Are you new to painting, or coming back after an extended break
  • Want a “fast start” to get your painting going in the right direction?
  • Interested in taking a workshop but not sure if you are “ready”?

In this concentrated “crash” course of fundamentals, we will discuss important terms used daily in the thought processes and discussions of artists, the vocabulary used in art classes and critiques and the various tools artists use. In just a few hours you’ll also learn about value, color, and composition, and at the end of the class we will put all into practice by working on a small painting!

The gray scale, mediums, chroma, hue, substrate, atmospheric perspective, filbert, bright, complementary, and triadic are just some of the terms we’ll cover.

These are just some of the questions you’ll get answered: What is value, and why is it important? Is the expensive paint any better than the cheap paint? What “tools” do great artists have in their tool boxes? Do I have the right ones for me? Which ones are the most important and why? How can I choose the perfect palette?

We know that having a firm foundation will help you get on the path for successful painting!

Advance registration is required. Limited Seating Available.