Upcoming Workshops

May, 2021 - Portrait Painting 

Portrait of Ricky Mujica

with Ricky Mujica

a FOUR week online painting experience

May 13th through June 4th, 2021

Thursdays AND Fridays from 1 - 3:30 PM U.S. Eastern time zone.

In this four week workshop you’ll paint along with Ricky as he explains key concepts to help you understand how to get a likeness in your portraits, how to mix accurate colors and Ricky’s step by step painting process.

You will learn the PAINTING PRINCIPLES he uses to create his portraits.

Once you understand these principles, you will be able to take them into your own studio and adapt them to your own painting style. These are the foundational skills you need to create gorgeous portraits.

What you Get when you enroll:

  • TWICE WEEKLY PAINT ALONG SESSIONS! Every Thursday and Friday, you'll work on your own painting from the same model as Ricky shares his tips.
  • Painting exercises so that you get HANDS ON EXPERIENCE with your portrait paintings.
  • Q and A sessions at the end of each lesson so that you can get your questions answered and learn from your peers.
  • ALL LESSONS ARE RECORDED so that you can watch them again and again.

September, 2021 - The Figure in the interior 

with Dean Fisher

a SIX week online painting experience

September 28th through November 2nd, 2021

Tuesdays from 12 - 2:30 PM U.S. Eastern time zone.

The figure in an interior space is a subject which has taken on many forms and produced some of the most interesting paintings in the history of Art.

In this 6 session online course, we will focus on the many ways this subject has been treated throughout the ages via studying beautiful reproductions and base our own painting composition, of a figure in an interior, on a favorite historical (or more contemporary) work.

Dean Fisher (listen to his episodes here and here) is an incredible painter and instructor - last time he taught a workshop with us it sold out!

library of previously recorded webinars

Portrait Drawing with Elana Hagler

Watch Elana Hagler  in a portrait drawing session of her daughter Dina. Elana answered questions from artists while she showed us how she begins a portrait drawing from life.

In this one and a half hour demonstration, Elana shares tips to prepare your materials (list included), and how to visually articulate your model so your drawing is proportionally correct. Elana demonstrates how she starts her portraits, how to take key measurements that matter most, and answers questions from artists as she goes along.

A few years back, Elana was a guest on the Savvy Painter podcast (you can catch her episode here. )

Acrylic Painting demonstration WITH stanley goldstein

Stanley Goldstein gave a live demonstration painting glass as a subject with acrylic paint on canvas.

"I will be teaching painting in acrylics, showing how I paint glass, under a strong light source. I will be demoing how I use a full palette to create many subtleties of neutrals with occasional bursts of saturated color where needed, and how I start with big shapes and move to detail much later."

The power of value studies

WITH Lucy Kalian

Maybe you´ve heard the saying: Values do all the work, Color gets the credit? Lucy Kalian shows how she uses the Munsell system to create an accurate value study so that she has a solid foundation upon which she began her color work. 


Teresa has a ton of valuable tips not only on painting, but also finding your signature voice as an artist. Get an exclusive look at Teresa's palette and painting style, while she answers your technical painting questions.