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Join the painting course with Natalia Karpman
The Joy of Oil Painting
04 Sep-30 Oct 2021
You'll learn about volume, lights and shadows, composition and perspective, and many other useful things - and how to use them in your painting practice.

You will practice different techniques, painting with brushes and a palette knife. And you'll paint 8 beautiful paintings of your own over the course of 10 lessons.

Bonus: download FREE guide "10 steps to artistic freedom: how to create original art and stop borrowing others' ideas" in the bottom of the page!
10 lessons

Valuable theory followed by fully guided step-by-step tutorials
Weekly feedback

The teacher is guiding you through the process and helps you improve
8 paintings

That you'll create during the course
12 months

Access to the contents of the course after purchasing
Who is this course for?
  • For complete beginners that have never tried painting anything
  • For anyone who has some experience with painting or drawing and wants to try the oils
  • For anyone who has painted with oils before but now is looking for a structured course to improve their skills
  • For those who think they cannot paint because they're "not talented" and want to overcome that block
  • For those who always wanted to paint but don't know where to start
  • For those who are tired of copying others' work and want to learn creating their own compositions
  • For those who want to learn painting with a teacher, receive feedback and meet like-minded people
What you'll learn
Tools and supplies
The differences between various brushes, paint thinners and paints, and how to apply paint on canvas using different techniques
Volume
How to paint 3-dimensional objects and create the illusion of depth on canvas
Composition
How to arrange the elements on the painting on your canvas in the best way
Perspective
Create paintings that look realistic by using the rules of the linear and aerial perspective
Color mixing
The basics of color theory and how you can use it in your painting practice
Proportions
How to measure the elements in your setup and transfer them onto the canvas correctly
The program
Here's what you are going to do in each lesson. Starting from lesson №3 you'll be creating you own paintings which you can hang proudly around your home!
Lesson 1. Oil painting essentials
Overview of the tools and supplies for oil painting
Lesson 2. Color theory basics
The traditional color wheel and qualities of the colors
Lesson 3. Creating volume: An apple
Paint a realistic red apple. Create volume on canvas using the light, shadows and reflections.
Lesson 4. Vibrant still life: Lemon tea
Paint a simple still life on horizontal layout. Learn about ways to arrange a composition on horizontal layout. Learn to paint white objects and more complicated shapes.
Lesson 5. Vibrant still life: Olive oil
Paint a still life on a vertical layout. Compositional rule of thirds. Learn to paint various textures like drapery, glass and wood.
Lesson 6. Landscape: Poppy field
Learn about aerial perspective and how to use it in landscape painting. Create texture on the canvas with a palette knife
Lesson 7. Landscape: Lavender sunset
Learn about linear perspective and how it helps creating the illusion of depth on canvas.
Paint a beautiful and dramatic sunset on a lavender field.
Lesson 8. Seascape: Painting water
Learn about building seascape composition using value masses and lines. Paint a realistic voluminous wave using brushes and palette knife.
Lesson 9. Floral still life
Master your skills by learning to paint flowers. Learn how to use values and brushwork and stay loose while painting an arrangement of pink roses.
Lesson 10. Cityscape: Venice
Practice your skills of perspective and simplifying by painting a scene from one of Venice canals.
Meet the teacher
Hello! My name is Natalia, and I am an oil painter and teacher.
I am convinced that anybody - absolutely anybody - can learn to paint.
I have been painting for quite a few years now, and all I know I've learned from studying theory and countless hours of practice. I didn't get to go to an art school, so when I decided to learn painting, I had to look for information and educate myself in all possible ways. I had to refer to multiple sources of information at once, and there was no one to structure and ration this information for me. I've read books, watched online lessons, went to masterclasses and practiced, practiced, practiced...

After I've published a series of video lessons, which became popular and brought me so much positive feedback, I decided it was time! I could help people learn, and I could make their way into oil painting easier than mine was back at the time.

This course is based on everything I had learned on my journey - it is a structured program that includes everything a beginner should know about painting with oils.
I'm inviting you to join me and see for yourself that oil painting is a truly joyful experience - it's not just about learning a new skill, it's about discovering yourself and overcoming your inner fears. Oil painting liberates your creative self.
Join me, and I'll show you!
What you'll need
A list of necessary supplies for the course*
  • An easel (a small tabletop one will be enough)
  • Canvas panels or stretched canvases
  • Oil paints
  • Palette for mixing paints
  • Flat synthetic brushes (sizes 1, 4, 8, 12 and 16)
  • A palette knife of medium size
  • Linseed oil
  • Palette cup
  • Odourless white spirit
  • Paper towels or a piece of fabric

* More detailed information about necessary supplies, possible replacements and how to use them is waiting for you in the first lesson of the course!
What you'll need
A list of necessary supplies for the course*
  • An easel (a small tabletop one will be enough)
  • Canvas panels or stretched canvases
  • Oil paints
  • Palette for mixing paints
  • Flat synthetic brushes (sizes 1, 4, 8, 12 and 16)
  • A palette knife of medium size
  • Linseed oil
  • Palette cup
  • Odourless white spirit
  • Paper towels or a piece of fabric

* More detailed information about necessary supplies, possible replacements and how to use them is waiting for you in the first lesson of the course!
How It Works
1
Access to the lessons
The course contents will be available to you through a password-protected page.
The access to the course opens on September 4th - you'll be able to access all lesson at once.
The first two lessons are preparatory, and the third one includes the first painting of the course. You'll be expected to follow lessons weekly.
2
Feedback & Support
You'll be able to submit your work to the teacher and get feedback on it. Together with other students, you'll have access to an exclusive Facebook group, where you can ask questions and exchange feedbacks with other students. Natalia, the teacher, will do live Q&A on Facebook weekly, give helpful tips and answer your questions.
3
Pace management
Lives are busy! And it's okay. The course is designed so that you'd have a week for completing each lesson, and be able to participate in weekly Q&As and chat with the teacher and other students. If you want to proceed at your own pace, it's also okay! The access to the course contents, including the Facebook group, will stay with you for 12 months. You can ask questions in the Facebook group whenever you want, and watch recorded Q&As on your own time.
Learn
Sign up for the course, watch lessons and paint along with the teacher
Practice
Re-watch the lessons as many times as you need and if the painting isn't working out, try it again
Communicate
Ask questions in the group, chat with your peers and get help from the teacher
Enjoy
Have a good time developing new skills and creating beauty in your own home
Student works and feedback:
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Save money by booking the course early: the early booking discount is available until August 15, 2021
SELF STUDY
€120 until August 15
(€160 after)
  • 6 month access to the course contents
  • Independent learning
  • Feedback for every homework posted on Instagram*



* the instructions on how to get feedback on self-study course will be emailed to you after the booking
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GUIDED
€160 until August 15
(€200 after)
  • 12 month access to the course contents
  • Teacher's feedback on completed works
  • Course certificate
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SPECIAL
€200 until August 15
(€250 after)
  • 16 month access to the course contents
  • Closed Facebook group with extra materials
  • Unlimited Q&A
  • Teacher's feedback on completed works
  • Course certificate
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Download FREE guide
"10 steps to artistic freedom: how to create original art and stop borrowing others' ideas"
A set of painting exercises and practices that'll help you boost your creativity and develop your own unique style
"The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it"
— Bob Ross
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