Painting Classes

 

Learn the Secrets of Painting

Watercolor and Oil Painting Classes in Boise Idaho

Boise Painting Classes and Art Classes. Students will learn basic techniques such as using color and value to create depth. Additionally, we learn how to see with an artist’s eye and capture what we see on the canvas. I teach anyone who has the desire to learn the art of painting. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized attention and instruction. My classes are “skills-oriented” and not “project-oriented” so my methods are particularly well suited for students who want an arts curriculum that goes beyond crafts. My classes are best for students age 14 to adult; however, accommodations may be made for gifted and/or mature students. Click the links below or scroll down for course descriptions and current class schedule.

Oil Painting

Watercolor Painting

Advanced Painting

Evening Painting Classes

Outdoor Landscape Oil Painting 

Online Painting Classes

 

Specially Themed Drawing Class:

Course Descriptions: These are specialty classes to build on fundamental drawing and painting concepts.

Please Contact me with Any Questions info@idahoartclasses.com

Portrait Drawing for Painting:

Learn to draw portraits that lends itself best to painting.

Students need experience with drawing portraits from Profile, 3/4 and Front views.

Sept./Oct.

Tues. Afternoon

4-Week course, 4 sessions, Tues, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Sept. 20th – Oct. 11th

Basic Portrait Painting:

We explore how to paint portraits. Students have experience with

drawing portraits from Profile, 3/4 and Front views. Basic Oil Painting Skills Are Also Required

Sept.

Wednesday Morning

4-Week course, 4 sessions, Wed., 10 pm – 12:30 pm

Sept. 21st – Oct. 12th

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Perspective For Landscape

Drawing and Painting:

Some Basic Drawing is required and a basic understanding or perspective.

Sept.

Tuesday Afternoon

4-Week course, 4 sessions, Sat., 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Sept 10th – Oct. 1st

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Oil Painting  Course Description: The Painting classes are a series of classes starting with Beginning Painting, Intermediate painting and Advanced painting. In Beginning Painting 1 we build upon the basics of Intro to oil class. Students will learn more sophisticated approaches to color mixing, value scales, and more varied techniques for applying paint. We will work with limited color palettes and extended color palettes. Geared for anyone who wants to expand their understanding of painting. The classes continue to build painting skills and guide the student through intermediate to advanced painting techniques.

*Supplies Needed for Beg. Oil Painting I *

*Supplies Needed for Watercolor Painting I *

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Upcoming Painting Courses:

Oil Painting

Aug/Sept

Friday Mornings: Oil Painting  

4-Week course, 4 sessions, Fridays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Aug. 19th – Sept. 16th (No class Sept. 2nd)

$ 70.00

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Sept/Oct

Friday Mornings: Oil Painting  

4-Week course, 4 sessions, Fridays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sept. 23rd – Oct. 14th

$ 70.00

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Oct./Nov.

Friday Mornings: Oil Painting  

4-Week course, 4 sessions, Fridays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Oct. 21st – Nov. 11th

$ 70.00

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Nov./Dec.

Friday Mornings: Oil Painting  

4-Week course, 4 sessions, Fridays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Nov. 18th – Dec. 16th (No Class Nov. 25th)

$ 70.00

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Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Painting

Aug/Sept

Friday Afternoons: Watercolor Painting

4-Week course, 4 sessions, Fridays 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Aug. 19th – Sept. 16th (No class Sept. 2nd)

$ 70.00

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Sept/Oct

Friday Afternoons: Watercolor Painting

4-Week course, 4 sessions, Fridays 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Sept. 23rd – Oct. 14th

$ 70.00

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Oct./Nov.

Friday Mornings: Watercolor Painting  

4-Week course, 4 sessions, Fridays 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Oct. 21st – Nov. 11th

$ 70.00

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Evening Oil Painting Class
Course Description: This painting class is a little different from my other painting classes. This class still has individualized attention, and lectures but is open to painting students of all different levels beginning students, intermediate and even advanced. The instruction is tailored to the students at each level.

*Supplies Needed for Beg. Oil Painting I *

Aug./Sept.

Painting Class

Tuesday Evenings

4-Week course, 4 sessions Tuesday, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Aug. 16th – Sept. 6th

$ 70.00

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Sept./Oct.

Painting Class

Tuesday Evenings

4-Week course, 4 sessions Tuesday, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sept. 20th – Oct. 11th

$ 70.00

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Oct./Nov.

Painting Class

Tuesday Evenings

4-Week course, 4 sessions Tuesday, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Oct. 18th – Nov. 8th

$ 70.00

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Advanced Painting Course Description: Development of personal style is explored. Students create their own project goals such as creating a painting of horses or painting a portrait of a family member or learning to paint landscapes. Students provide their own materials and bring their own reference for executing paintings. Then with the help of the instructor, the students will create their painting at their own pace with the Instructor offering guidance and insights. Contact me directly if you would like to take this class.

*Supplies Needed for Adv. Oil Painting *

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Advanced Painting

Winter

Aug./Sept.

Thursday Afternoon

4-Week course, 4 sessions Thursday, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Aug.18th – Sept. 8th

$ 70.00

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Sept./Oct.

Thursday Afternoon

4-Week course, 4 sessions Thursday, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Sept. 22nd – Oct. 13th

$ 70.00

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Oct./Nov.

Thursday Afternoon

4-Week course, 4 sessions Thursday, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Oct. 20th – Nov. 10th

$ 70.00

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Kevin McCain is a professionally-trained artist whose Impressionistic Plein Air paintings have appeared in galleries across the Western United States. He has over 20 years experience as a professional artist, illustrator, and teacher. To see Kevin’s gallery work visit kevinmccainart.com Contact: For more information, call Kevin at 480-309-0039 or contact me

Why I Teach Art

As a young man in high school, I had always wanted to learn how to draw and be an artist. I felt I didn’t have the natural-born talent to become an artist. While in high school I took an art class to avoid taking some other class I didn’t want to attend. Little did I know that the decision to take a Sophomore beginning drawing class would change my life forever. My art teacher, Mr. Holmes, let us know as students that anything we wanted to do in art was possible if we put our minds to it, worked hard in class, and learned from the best artists. He told us that it didn’t matter what natural ability you had; it mattered how hard you worked. I latched onto that idea. I was inspired by the idea that if I only worked hard and learned from the best artists, I could do the type of artwork I wanted to do. I began working several hours after class and much more still at home. All these years later I have achieved my dream to become a professional artist. It was far from easy, but it was worth the effort. I hate to think how my life would be different if I hadn’t taken that art class. That class was the first step towards achieving my dream. Creating art gives me so much joy. It is a never-ending adventure. It is because of my experience I believe arts education is so important. As an artist, I enjoy mentoring and teaching others how to improve their art skills. I believe it is important, for everyone who has the desire to learn more about drawing and painting, to have opportunities to learn from professional artists.

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