• Intermediate
  • Painting

The art of landscape painting remains a popular genre for many contemporary painters. Landscapes still have the power to engage and provide a platform for creative invention. Some artists continue to paint from life, while many others rely on photos as an image source. This option provides more choice and selection and enables artists to be more spontaneous and imaginative in their painting practice. In this course, students will paint landscapes that combine observational painting with imaginary input. Working exclusively from photos, students will learn various techniques to alter or change their imagery before reproducing them in paint. Students can expect to execute between 6 to 8 paintings.

12 Weeks: Base Tuition: $495 + Materials Fee: $15 = Total: $510

10 Weeks: Base Tuition: $422 + Materials Fee: $15 = Total: $437

Notes: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Painting course, plus one of the following: Fundamental Oils or Fundamental Acrylics, or have some painting experience. MEDIA: Acrylics or Oils
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • Teach students various methods to alter traditional landscape motifs
  • Survey contemporary painters whose landscape subjects go beyond traditional formats
  • Exposes students to various painting/drawing techniques that are contemporary in scope

Materials to Bring

Paint materials are optional.  Both acrylic painters and oil painters are welcome.  

The following colours are recommended for their versatility in providing the broadest and most effective range of colour mixing, without waste or duplication: 

  • Cadmium red      
  • Alizarin crimson       
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Cerulean blue
  • Cadmium yellow med.      
  • Lemon yellow      
  • Burnt sienna       
  • Raw umber       
  • Permanent rose or Magenta         
  • A large tube of Titanium white

For oil painters:

  • Solvents – Please have a large bottle of odourless solvent – Attention; no citrus based solvents please.
  • Mediums – If you have taken Basic Painting or Fundamental Oils, you probably have developed a preference for one medium vs. another.  You may bring any medium you choose as long as it is relatively odourless, no strong aromatic mediums please.

For acrylic painters:

  • You should have acrylic retarder and an acrylic medium to extend your paint colours.  Your medium can be in gel form or fluid form, matt or glossy.  You most likely have a personal preference.


  • Please have masking tape and paper towels for clean-up.


If you have taken painting before, you probably have a basic collection of brushes:

  • Oil & acrylic brushes – Flat: #12  #6  #2
  • Oil & acrylic brushes – Round: #10  #8  #2


Students should bring the following for the first day of class:

  • 2 landscape images photocopied 5 times
  • heavy paper that can stand up to paint materials
  • some brushes and any drawing materials of your choice.