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Artists Janet Lutz with oil painting of a Sand Piper from Jenny Berry's Oil Painting class at Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay


We meet every Monday afternoon from 1 - 4 pm.

Students working at easels in Jenny Berry's oil painting class at North Port Art Center
Artists working at easels in Jenny Berry's portrait painting workshop at Art Center Sarasota Florida

the BASICS :

  • Appropriate for all levels Beginner - Advanced

  • I provide all supplies. 

  • $40. per class pay as you go (here or in class) cash, card, check, Venmo, Zelle

  • Every Monday 1pm - 4pm (unless it's a MAJOR holiday, we're there)

  • Please message or call me if you have any questions at 505-400-3355

  • Feel free to stop by during class time and observe and ask questions

  • 927 Apricot Ave. (in Creative Liberties new building)

as you PROGRESS :

It's so rewarding to watch your progress over time. Your eyes will get more sensitive to color, light and shadow, you'll start to notice perspective and composition everywhere. 

Here are the 7 fundamental principles I want my students learn.

  • COMPOSITION (the foundation your painting is built on)

  • VALUE (The darkness and lightness of things. If it's not right, the painting lacks depth, dimension. Squint to see value more clearly)

  • COLOR (color theory, color temperature as well as color harmony. Much easier than you've always thought, I promise)

  • PERSPECTIVE (3 different kinds - Linear, Atmospheric & Color perspectives)

  • TEXTURE (edges, brush strokes, color variance and mark making. Do you mix one flat color for your sky? Crisp hard edges along everything in your painting? Let me explain why it's working against you.)

  • RHYTHM (balance, variance, repetition, the seemingly tiny little things that can literally kill your painting)

  • NARRATIVE (story, message, even your brush strokes and color choices tell a story. It's called the technical narrative)

Student working at easel on portrait in Jenny Berry's oil painting class at Creative Liberties in Sarasota Florida

Jenny is a fabulous teacher very encouraging, speaks in language we can understand , works well with the group and individually, well prepared

Janet L.

Student working on a still life of pears in Jenny Berry's painting class at Creative Liberties in Sarasota Florida

Mon PM Class

Sign up online for Monday 1:00 - 4:00PM class

Student working on pet portrait of golden retriever dog in Jenny Berry's painting class at Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay in Englewood Florida
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