Painting Foundations: Still Life and Landscape (Studio School) *In-Person*

You will be guided through a series of foundational color experiments involving personal still life setups. These ideas will then be applied to simplifying landscapes while working from a photograph. Learn the fundamentals of oil painting in this intensive, structured developmental painting program. We'll stress visual language elements such as composition, observational measurement, values, space, and mark-making. In addition, we'll utilize a series of limited palettes to build strength and understanding of color theory and color mixing. Oil paint is the preferred medium, but students who are comfortable using acrylic or gouache are welcome to do so. Instructor: Jeremy Durling



Start Date

January 10, 2023









10 Tuesdays, 9am-12:30pm. Begins Jan.10
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This class will meet in-person at CCAE with a limited student capacity. Please note that COVID-19 proof of vaccination is required. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Jeremy Durling


Jeremy Durling


Jeremy Durling began to draw and paint from the figure at the age of sixteen through a high school dual enrollment program. He received an Associates Degree from the Mount Wachusett Community College with a concentration in painting under John Pacheco. He moved on to Massachusetts College of Art, where Nancy Mccarthy and Christopher Chippendale would become his mentors. It was at Massart that Jeremy first studied with George Nick. Massart's prestigious George Nick prize allowed Jeremy to spend 5 months seeing Europe and studying in Florence. He graduated from Massart with a BFA in painting in 2009, and continued his lessons with George independently. He studied with George for a total of four years. Jeremy is represented in Boston by the Sloane Merrill Gallery. Website:

Jeremy's classes include Intensive Drawing Boot Camp, Studio School Drawing, Drawing with the Figure, Beginner Oil Painting, Painting: Foundations, Portrait Painting, Painting in Series, The Simplified Landscape, Painting From Life: The Figure & The Portrait, Painting Space: Inside & Outside