Painting classes

I teach a 12+ week skill based program in which students are taught in a very condensed and deliberate manner so that they can understand how to execute excellent and accurate work. In a single session students that apply themselves (do their homework assignments) will complete one classical drawing and one classical painting. Students should expect to do 6 hours of homework for every three hours in class. Homework assistance can be provided here at the Atelier by appointment (FREE bonus sessions)

This Classical Instruction course is $400*. This fee INCLUDES EVERYTHING. It is for your course as well as your artists materials valued of $177 + tax (as of September 2021). Please note: I ask all students NOT to buy any supplies.

This course includes 28-40 hours of instruction, as well as (up to) 20 hours of bonus private tutoring/homework sessions. Each class is designed to bring you up a level in your painting as well as learning new skills. Laura teaches her students using a very condensed and well-refined method in which they will learn to paint a portrait in as little as 12 weeks.  The skills you learn here are transferable to other subject matter and the excellent results are repeatable.  In this class, students are also provided with a list of books and other materials that they can use to continue with a self directed fine-arts education which will keep them busy with new subject matter for a number of years. What I hear over and over is that it is impossible for people to get their heads around the process until they are immersed into her classroom and students are always glad that they invested in their own learning and skill. Students are always blown away by what the learn and I am always happy to see my students advancing.

The materials are currently valued at $177 and are yours to keep. These include: handouts, pencils, eraser, papers, newsprint, vellum, paint, large print of your choice, canvas, Masterson Artist Palette Seal (pan), paint, a palette knife and 22 paint brushes. This also includes the use of a professional atelier space and professional equipment for the duration of your studies.


*This is a three month course: however, I do allow students 6 months to finish, if you need the extra time for any reason. (Please note: should we have another lockdown you will not lose weeks. Students will resume their weeks, as soon as we can reopen).

**Flexible also means: whatever day and time of day works for your schedule, this is my full time job so I am able to work with your schedule. As well: I can largely accommodate students on weekends and evenings.

*** $325 for returning students because you already own your supplies (except paint). You will be required to choose your own canvas and printing. You may also revisit the initial two days of theory if you wish to join a group that is just starting.

Provided supplies:

More information for Students:

At Atelier of Laura Lee Moreland students are taught the skills they need in order to make the art they create, look the way they want it to look. Laura takes personal pride in taking care of all of her student’s needs during the whole of the course. 

This is an intensive skill based program which suits people who really enjoy learning to do things well.

I have all your materials here and ready for you. I lead you through the process of choosing an image, learning to accurately draw an image, and getting this onto your canvas. Students are taught how to see shapes and light, how to lay down an imprematura and paint. Here is a list of the materials (and their value) which are included in the price of this course and will provided for you here, for you to use and keep.

Student Review:

Kathryn – This review has been a long time coming, but I wanted to really think about what to say before I posted any comment. I met Laura at Martello Alley, while I was admiring her stunning painting of Malala. She told me she was about to open her Atelier, and that she would be able to teach me how to produce a similar realistic painting in just 12 weeks. To say I was sceptical is an understatement! I have loads of artistic desire, but absolutely no discernible talent or skill. I literally can’t draw a straight line. I thought to myself “boy, am I ever going to prove her wrong!” Fast forward to the end of the twelve week course, and I am completely in awe of the painting I have created, as is anyone who has seen it! Those who know I have never painted before are gobsmacked, and everyone else doesn’t believe I haven’t been painting for years. Someone has already asked if they can buy my painting if I ever decide to part with it. I am by nature an introvert, and prefer not to call attention to myself, but I honestly feel like walking down the street holding my painting, stopping everyone I see to tell them “I did this!!!!!” But it wasn’t just me. Laura is so generous with her time, talent and resources. She is exacting in her expectations, but makes the process so easy to understand and execute. That is not to say there isn’t a learning curve. There were a few “hot messes” I had to fix, but Laura was patient and put everything in perspective when she explained we were aiming to be Da Vinci in 12 weeks, and that mistakes were part of the process. I have never taken such a personally rewarding class. If you have ever wanted to improve your painting skills, take this course! Is you have ever wanted to paint a portrait of a loved one, take this course! If, like me, you have never really painted anything but want to, TAKE THIS COURSE!!!!!I thought I would prove the nice lady at the art gallery wrong. Instead she proved me wrong, and I’m so glad she did!!!!

Student work

Student work

By following the steps the Master gives, students are able to create wonderful pieces

Student in the zone

The first steps to building competence and confidence

Focus on skill

Students are taught skills to create paintings like this on their own.

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