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Figurative Painting – Grades 3+ (Youth Online)

October 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - October 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm


Dietz – Weekdays, October 12 – 23, 5-6pm


Figurative does not mean just figures! In this class, students will learn to paint forms derived from life, including landscapes, people, and objects. The class will be two weeks, and begin with an introduction to basic techniques such as color mixing, painting with a grid, and creating an underpainting. After these basics are covered, students will spend time painting in plein air, painting a portrait, and constructing their own still life to paint from.


Grades 3+



-Old cup or jar to hold water

-Paper towel or a rag


-Wax paper

Set of acrylic paints (

*The set I linked to above would provide a good range of colours, but you can use whatever paints you have around the house too. If you are going to buy new paint, look for a paint that is labeled heavy body, because those will provide the best range of opacity for painting.

Set of paint brushes (

*feel free to use any brushes you can find around the house, the set I link to above is just a suggestion if you want to buy something new.

Optional: Palette knife


Extra: titanium white paint

About the instructor:

Robert Dietz is a recent graduate of Cooper Union, where he specialized in ceramics and painting. In his free time he also enjoys cooking, sewing, and watching Antiques Roadshow. 


This class is conducted online! A computer with audio, video, and internet functionality is required. Student gives permission for The ArtsCenter and for instructor to use their image and comments in class recordings for promotional non-commercial purposes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online classes. 

All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.

ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!


October 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
October 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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Video Conference links shared by instructor
(919) 929-2787
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