Fundamentals of Painting

Unfortunately, “Fundamentals of Painting” with Jordan Bruns is not offered in the Spring or Summer terms.  Be on the look out next Fall!

Winter 2018

Fundamentals of Painting

Beginner to Intermediate

Class Start Date:  January 25, 2018             End Date: March 22, 2018

Days: Thursdays,   Time: 9:30 – 12:00pm

The goal of this class is to provide a strong foundation for oil and acrylic painters by providing students with a working understanding of composition, paint application, and color theory. Students will gain knowledge from working from the figure, still life and landscape.

This class is for oil or acrylic painters.  There are separate suggested supply lists for each below.  If you are unsure which to choose between, I recommend beginning with oil paint.

Age Range: 16 and up


Remaining Schedule of Classes:


Class 6) March 1 – Landscape Painting, from photo

Class 7) March 8- Lecture: Simple Proportions- Clothed Model ($5 model fee)

Class 8) March 15 – Lecture: Flesh Tones- Clothed Model ($5 model fee)

Class 9) March 22 – Finish Paintings Day – Bring in any of the paintings that were not finished in class to work from using landscape location or photo references


If you would like to order a painting kit for this class (Oil $285.00 or Acrylic $250), please email  Include your name and phone number in the email.


Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing

7825 Old Georgetown Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-718-8500 (P)

301-718-8590 (F)



Recommended Reading

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

Color and Light, A Guide for the Realist Painter by James Gurney