Painting schools/courses

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Total 32 training courses/programs at schools in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Los Angeles City College

Campus/Training Center: Los Angeles
Phone No.: 323.953.4000


Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

Enter the world of Decorative Painting/Faux Finish. Gain the confidence to transform walls, floors, countertops and �more into works of art. Learn easy water-based paint techniques: leather, wood graining, stencil, on frescoed walls, French strie, Verde Antigua marble, granite, Greek cooper, Malachite, rose quartz. You will also learn glazing, feathering, ragging and sponging. Hands-on practice will follow each technique demonstration. No experience necessary.


Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

Do you like to watercolor or have a passion for painting? Welcome to all who appreciate and enjoy this classic and contemporary art forum. This class will get you started in basic painting acrylic/oils and watercolors brush stroke techniques with emphasis on understanding/experiencing color composition, value and design impact. Also learn mixing colors, differing paint qualities, application, and use of brushes. All are welcome to join this colorful, relaxing and fun class!!!

UCLA Extension

Campus/Training Center: Los Angeles
Phone No.: (310) 825-9971, (818) 784-7006

Intermediate Painting: Oils

Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

This course provides an investigation into the many technical possibilities of working with oil paints, emphasizing the importance of creativity and personal expression. Students work from classroom setups and create their own setups at home. Painting techniques covered include blending, textural underpainting, glazing, and transparency. Instruction broadens the student’s vocabulary of techniques and materials and assists in developing the direction for expressive possibilities.

Chinese Brush Painting

Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

In China, a flower is never merely a flower nor scenery merely a place; each has its legends, romantic stories, and symbolic spirituality. In this course, students explore the spontaneous style of Chinese brush painting through hands-on step-by-step instruction. The course follows the Hsieh-I (Depicting-Idea) style developed by the traditional painters of the 11th century and specifically focuses on the Po-mo (Throw-ink) method: In order for a painting to show the vitality of nature, it must be executed in a lively way; hence, the movement of the brush is completed in a simple, dynamic, and powerful manner, as if the artist is throwing color and ink on the rice paper. Subjects include floral, landscape, and animal. Specific subjects covered vary each quarter. Topics include detailed instructions on appropriate use of rice paper, brushes, colors, and ink.

Studio Arts

Campus/Training Center: Los Angeles
Phone No.: (323) 227 8776

Corel Painter

Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

Corel Painter offers robust paint brushes and textures unlike those found in any other software. Now you can learn to use this powerful program for your motion picture or television animation productions!

This introductory Corel Painter class is intended to get artists started in the exciting and rewarding work of painting on the computer. Classroom instruction is given on Macintoshes using Wacom tablets.

Gnomon, Inc.

Campus/Training Center: Los Angeles
Phone No.: 323-466-6663

Figure Painting

Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

Improve Your Figure Painting Skills
Painting the figure is a foundation skill which has universal application in all aspects of artistic communication. A figurative quality persists not only in all living things, but its rhythm is apparent in all good design. Thus, the principles involved in painting the figure transcends merely painting human form, but extends into enabling the artist to draw a variety of subject matter using any instrument of painting.

This course deals with the analyzes and application of both traditional and unconventional principles and techniques in painting the human figure. The student learns to see, analyze and conceive of free-flowing form, while the principles explored enable the artist to be a more competent and effective communicator, through painting, regardless of what the subject matter or what tool is used.

Digital Matte Painting

Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

Learn Techniques to Create Digital Scenery for Movies
This course is a hands-on intensive study of Matte Painting techniques used in background and establishing shots. Students are encouraged to to take traditional painting tools and concepts and apply them in the digital world. Knowledge of color theory and multiple-point linear perspective are essential. Photo-realism in painting is discussed with examples from both art and film. Approaches to painting architecture, nature and interiors explored.

Digital Painting

Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

Produce High Quality Production Illustrations
Students learn how to produce high-quality production illustrations used for pitches and IP development in the film and game industries. Course work involves designing and illustrating environments, key frame illustrations, color keys, principles of dramatic lighting, composition, atmospheric perspective and applying textures. There are weekly demos with Photoshop tutorials.

Sessions College for Professional Design

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 800-258-4115

Portrait Painting

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

Portraits have a rich history and hold great meaning to viewers by presenting the likeness of a person. Historical, naturalistic representations of subjects, as well as stylized or idealized ones, offer interesting challenges to painters. With a palette of oils, students learn how to tackle the challenges of portraiture including utilizing knowledge of anatomy, starting with effective drawings, considering lights and darks, mixing flesh tone paints, and laying on color. Peer discussions and critiques offer opportunities to explore portraiture throughout history and strategies for working with live subjects.

Students learn how to: Work with naturalistic and idealized depictions of the face, and with historical portraiture influences.
Set up a portrait sitting including positioning and lighting of the subject.
Use proportion, plumb line, and reference techniques to build portrait drawing skills.
Create a cast drawing to demonstrate values and volume.Read More]


Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

Students learn how to: Learn a step by step method for oil or acrylic painting that will provide a foundation for all your future work.
Use basic drawing skills as effective preparation for painting compositions.
Create preparatory pencil sketches demonstrating perspective, shading, and contour.
Select quality paints, brushes, and painting surfaces, and handle them safely.
Load a palette, mix paint colors, and hold a brush effectively.
Prepare a canvas and create an underpainting as a painting guide.
Identify value levels in a subject and accurately translate them on monochromatic and color paintings.
Use light sources to create various effects and tones on a subject.
Effectively brighten, darken, and adjust the saturation of a paint color.
Use color wheel relationships to create intensity, warmth and coolness, push and pull, and other paint effects.
Apply traditional painting techniques to create realistic and abstract effect... [Read More]

xTrain, LLP

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 1-866-xTrain-0

Painter X

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

This series gives thorough tour of Corel’s digital painting software program, Painter X. Students learn how to utilize and manipulate all of the tools offered, including the mixing palette, color wheel, brushes, eyedropper, clone brush, and vector tools. The student is also shown how to customize the program to their individual needs. A demonstration of real life media and paper is shown to compare Corel’s digital versions found in the program. These media can be digitally altered to manipulate size, opacity, grain, saturation, jitter, and bleed within the program, giving more control than the standard pen on paper. See how to use hardware such as a Wacom tablet or special pen tool. Finally, a full portrait is digitally painted.

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