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Classical Oil Painting 101 - Compass Rose

The ultimate classical painting course that will give you all the techniques to be successful as a painter

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If you want to be a great jazz player - you need to study scales and classical foundations. The same is true to become a great painter. I can't tell you how many students come to me who have had years of art school, have never been "taught" how to paint! But their frustration ends here! Whenever an Artist speaks about a "linage" of instruction, it is a proud declaration of where their knowledge came from. Ours is a fusion of Northern European, Classical Italian and California Impressionism. With this background we can hone in on an individual's choice of style once foundations in painting are achieved.

The first “initiation” exercise that students seeking to Master Classical Oil Painting should accomplish is our Compass Rose exercise. This exercise teaches the student first, basic skills for blending, glazing etc. as well as the Zorn palette of colors, introducing the student to a new way of “seeing.” (Please note Cheryl mentions the next lesson - The Master Copy but that is not part of this video we are working on getting that out soon!)

Students Will Learn

  • Renaissance Painting Techniques
  • Monochromatic studies
  • How to deconstruct a painting
  • How to apply color & how to mix paint
  • Using mediums
  • Glazing Secrets

This course cost most academy students nearly $750 to complete but you are getting for less than half that price!


Your Instructor


Cheryl Kline
Cheryl Kline

Cheryl Kline - Founder and Owner of Kline Academy is a working artist who is in collections around the world.. She is a Portrait Society of America honorable mention winner and is a classical realist painter. She studied with noted artist Jan Saether at The Bruchion School of Realist Art and at The Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Kline has a Bachelors Degree in Commercial Art from Woodbury University.

Highlights of Kline’s career to date have been; a solo show at the Discovery Museum in Connecticut, acceptance into the Royal Academy of Art’s summer Exhibition in London, and a 2008 Award of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America. Her work is in collections around the world. She recently authored a book on portrait painting techniques "A Treatise on Portrait Painting."


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.

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