TEACHING

About

Maggie Parr distills all of her skills and techniques into a curriculum that conveys classical techniques with simplicity, clarity, and fun. She meets students where they are - whether they're beginners, self-taught, or seasoned artists seeking classical training. Lessons start with the basics: the story of light, shapes in perspective, value scales, the color wheel. Then we move into more complex exercises in rendering, using a combination of anatomy lessons and gestural techniques. Finally, the rules and tricks of indirect oil painting are covered, building upon earlier principles and moving forward with each student's particular style and preferences. Students are always amazed with what they produce by the end of the five weeks!  

"All levels are welcome. No matter where you are in your artistic practice, I can help you improve your skills using classical techniques. I love seeing students' eyes light up when they learn something new. It's been my experience that being a good artist is only 20% talent; the rest is training and experience. I don't just teach tricks of the trade; I convey a way of seeing and a love of learning that will continue long after the student has finished my class." --MP 

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Maggie Parr

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Class Schedule and Prices

In-person schedule 2024:

CLASS 1 - Classical oil painting in 5 sessions  

Saturdays 12-2 PM at Petaluma Arts Center 

February 24; March 2, 9, 23; April 6* 

Cost: $75 per class, total $375 - INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS (provided by instructor). 20% discount for PAC Artist Members ($300 total). Payment plans available. *(If you can't make all these dates, zoom recordings will available for the classes you missed. Maggie will also be available for calls in between classes.) 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE IN-PERSON SATURDAY CLASS 

Online schedule 2024: 

CLASS 2- Classical oil painting in 5 sessions 

Mondays 6:30-8:30 PM PST (zoom link provided upon registration)

February 26; March 4, 11, 25; April 8*

OPTION 2: Wednesdays 10AM-Noon PST (zoom link provided upon registration)

February 28; March 6, 13, 27; April 8*

Cost: $60 per class, total $300 plus cost of materials. Payment plans available. *(If you can't make all these dates, zoom recordings will available for the classes you missed. Maggie will also be available for calls in between classes.)  

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE MONDAY NIGHT ONLINE CLASS 

Private Classes 2024:

Limited private class slots available with a minimum 4-week commitment. This is a great way to quickly absorb new lessons that are tailored to your artistic needs. 

Cost: $150 for 2 hours (online or in-person in Parr's Petaluma studio). Each class begins with a short lecture and demonstration, followed by close instruction on student progress. ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS WELCOME.

For any questions, contact Parr directly at 323.208.1226. Or set up a free consultation or portfolio review here.

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