Masterclass Schedule

Calendar Of Upcoming Themes, Release Of New Lessons and Monthly Live Classes

May 2024 Theme:

“Working With Yellow”

Yellow is a difficult color because of it’s inherent chroma and very light ‘home’ value.

Spend some time getting to know and working with yellows. 

May 3rd – Skill Tutorial – Color Basics:Chroma & Value, Darkening Yellows

March 10th – Skill Tutorial – Creating translucency

March 17th – New Lesson – New in-depth lesson : Daffodils In A Yellow Vase

May 19th – MASTERCLASS LIVE 3pm US Eastern Time

June 2024 Theme:

“Summer Skies”

Head into the summer season with a focus on painting skies in general and capturing those elements that make a sky say ‘summer”!

May 24th – Skill Tutorial – Texture for the sky; simple techniques for sky & clouds

June 7th – Skill Tutorial -When blue is not blue

June 14th – Skill Tutorial -Composing a skyscape

June 21st – New Lesson : Paint towering clouds in a summer sky

June 23rd – MASTERCLASS LIVE 3pm US Eastern Time

July 2024 Theme:

“Abstracting A Summer Bouquet”

Try out a unique approach to composition and use it to abstract a bouquet of summer flowers!

June 28th – Skill Tutorial – Creative approach to composition : division of space

July 5th – Skill Tutorial – California school approach to value composition : a lot, less, little

July 12th – Skill Tutorial – California school approach to value composition : contrast and balance

July 19th – Skill Tutorial – Color patch painting

July 26th – New Lesson : Abstract Summer Bouquet

July 28th – MASTERCLASS LIVE 3pm US Eastern Time

August 2024 Theme:

“Down From Above/Up From Below”

Paint a scene from unusual high and low points of view.

August 2nd – Skill Tutorial – 3 point linear perspective

August 9th – Skill Tutorial – Forshortened Shapes

August 16th – Skill Tutorial – Composition Considerations For Unusal Viewpoints

August 23rd – New Lesson : Seascape From Above

August 25th – MASTERCLASS LIVE 3pm US Eastern Time

September 2024 Theme:

“The Long Light Of Late Summer”

As the fall equinox approaches, shadows get longer in the morning and evening, offering opportunity for an added dimension in  summer landscape scenes.

September 6th – Skill Tutorial – Warm light/Cool light

September 13th – Skill Tutorial – Shadow for composition, light and contour

September 20th – New Lesson : Late Summer Morning Landscape

September 22nd – MASTERCLASS LIVE 3pm US Eastern Time

October 2024 Theme:

“The Autumn Nocturn”

Spookiness is the theme for this month. We’ll explore the ‘nocturn’, night scenes, maybe even with witches, ghosts or goblins!

September 27th – Skill Tutorial – Neutral Hues For Low-Light And Darkness

October 4th – Skill Tutorial – Pooled light; Ambient light

October 11th – Skill Tutorial – Translucency in solid objects

October 18th – Skill Tutorial – Rim light

October 25th – New Lesson : Outside The Haunted Mansion

October 27th – MASTERCLASS LIVE 3pm US Eastern Time

November 2024 Theme:

“Figures For Your Scenes”

Let’s add figures to our scenes with easy methods and techniques to get them right.


November 1st – Skill Tutorial – Quick brush gestural figures

November 8th – Skill Tutorial – Accurate Proportions

November 15th – Skill Tutorial – Handling foreshortened limbs

November 22nd – New Full-Length Lesson : “A Thankful Gathering”

November 29th  – Happy Thanksgiving – No Tutorial or Lesson

December 1st – MASTERCLASS LIVE 3pm US Eastern Time

December 2024 Theme:

“Shiny Happy Things”

There’s lots of light, sparkle and shine at the end of the year.  

We’ll look at ways to capture it all this month.

December 6th – Skill Tutorial – Candlelight, Colored Light

December 13th– Skill Tutorial – Ribbon and Bows

December 20th– Skill Tutorial – Reflections in shiny objects

December 27th – New Lesson : Baubles And Bows

December 29th -NO LIVE CLASS THIS MONTH. Instead it’ll be a recorded critique of Masterclass Member work