• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Painting

In this course, students will learn how to capture the beauty of a flower in paint. We will explore the fundamentals of flower painting including drawing, value, colour and edges and how to create interesting compositions. Students will work from life and photographs and will have a variety of short and long sessions with the flowers. Students are encouraged to apply the ideas and principles of the course to their own style, process and approach. Teaching is a combination of group lesson and demonstration, image discussion and one-on-one feedback. Individual student goals will be a focus.

12 Weeks: Base Tuition: $495 + Materials Fee: $40 = Total: $535

Notes: Fall Term: NO CLASS MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 (Thanksgiving)

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
120Matt TariniSept. 16, 2019 to Dec. 9, 2019
TERM - Fall 2019
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
12-week courses$535.00

Materials to Bring

Paint (This is my palette as an oil painter, but more colours are welcome! Acrylic paint is also welcome.)

  • Lamp or Ivory Black
  • Titanium White
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Viridian
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Red Middle
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Yellow Middle
  • Cadmium Lemon 


  • Walnut Oil or Linseed Oil
  • Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel or Rublev Oleogel
  • M. Graham’s Walnut Alkyd Medium

*I typically use a mixture of walnut oil and solvent for my painting medium to keep it simple. If you’d like to try them, the Solvent-Free Gel / Oleogel is a nice way to loosen paint without making it too liquid-y and the Alkyd Medium helps with quicker drying times.


  • Kama Pigments Izosol Solvent


  • Gessoed Masonite (8x8 inches to 16x20 inches)

*This is an inexpensive support that works well. I would welcome other supports if you’d prefer them as well. For gessoing the masonite, I would use Golden Gesso (or equivalent) and use a foam brush. Apply two to three coats, trying to make sure there aren’t any significant ridges in the gesso and then sanding in between coats or at the end. You can start off with one and make more for the following weeks if you like them.


A range of soft (natural or synthetic) long brushes

A range of soft (natural or synthetic) round brushes

*I use a variety of soft round and long flat brushes that are both natural hair and synthetic. Please feel free to bring a wide variety of bristle and soft brushes that you have or that you like to use – many different brushes can accomplish the same task.


  • Sketchbook, 8x10 inches or equivalent for sketching and composing
  • Rags or paper towel