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The Painting Project Studio Online, Mountain Time

Dates & Times

November 2 2022 - December 14 2022
Wednesdays, 2:00pm - 4:30pm




A Seven-Week LIVE Online Course. 

Participants are encouraged to work on their own paintings during the online session if possible.  The course time has been increased by an ADDITIONAL 30 MINUTES to allow for ample time to share our work together during the session.

“How do I move from a skill-based mode of painting into a more personal, stronger, and exploratory way of working?”


The Modern Masters course series is designed to give participants access to different ways of painting, moving from a more naturalistic and objective tradition to more Modern and subjective ways of working found in the twentieth century avant-garde.


What was Cezanne’s project and what did that have to do with Matisse?

What was Matisse’s project and what did that have to do with Diebenkorn?

And what were all three doing and what does that have to do with our own painting?!

Continuing with the ongoing exploration of Modern Masters as a source for inspiration and direction, we’ll be working with still life as a motif, first through the lens of Cezanne, and then through the lens of Matisse and lastly, Diebenkorn.

  • Through Cezanne we will explore the deeper nature of painting from perception, and its creative relationship to the discovery of strong composition.
  • With Matisse we will work with color as light, shape/rhythms, and the meaning of fine-tuning an edge.
  • Diebenkorn will give us a chance to play with what we have gathered in a full and painterly and exploratory way.


The Weekly Syllabus:

  • Week One: A Presentation on Cezanne’s project as an introduction to the Deeper Possibilities of Painting.  Beginning our Still Life painting a la Cezanne and his questions.
  • Week Two: Continuing the painting through the lens of Cezanne.
  • Week Three: An introduction to Matisse’s project and how it was influenced by Cezanne.  Beginning our still life painting through the lens of Matisse.
  • Week Four: Continuing the still life painting and focusing on shape, compositional re-working, and edges.
  • Week Five: A 3rd session on the still life painting through the lens of Matisse.
  • Week Six: An introduction to the still life painting of Diebenkorn.  Quick, playful experimentations with still life painting through the lens of Diebenkorn.
  • Week Seven: Continuing our exploration of still life through the lens of Diebenkorn.


Painting, as a form of discovery, becomes a vehicle for inner exploration and a metaphor for living.


Each session includes a LIVE ongoing Q&A, and will be recorded and available a day or two after the live webinar.
The recorded sessions will be available until approximately 30 days after our last course session.


We have a new community page where we can upload and share our work and visual travels. The site is HERE. Our group break-out room for this course is a members-only set up while the course is going on.



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