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Painting Lessons – Learn and Master Painting

August 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Oil Painting Lessons, Painting Lessons on DVD

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Now you can learn oil painting! Whether you are interested for yourself or are considering giving painting lessons as a birthday or holiday gift, Legacy Learning Systems, an award-winning company,  has been in the business of helping people achieve their creative dreams for a long time. Their lastest video course – Learn and Master Painting has just been released and I am so please to say - finally, a painting lesson course on DVD for anyone and everyone!  This is a serious training program of very good painting instruction - but don’t worry, it’s not rocket science – it’s art, and art is fun! The folks at Legacy Learning are just seriously wanting you to learn how to paint!

These are even better than TV oil painting lessons. What I love about painting lessons on DVDs is the ability to pause and rewind and watch on your TV or on a computer. Of course, there are other painting courses on DVD, but they are often painting workshops for more advanced students. For beginners who want to learn to paint in oils or acrylics, there are not many DVD courses that start with the basics. And even those with some experience will find much to learn from this course.

I know from personal experience (after taking many painting classes from the time I was a teenager and later in college) that having a good teacher makes all the difference. I also know that private or group lessons are costly! There is no better value for what you’ll be taught with the Learn and Master Painting DVDs. You’ll be studying with the artist  Gayle Levée, who will teach and inspire you with easy to follow step-by-step lessons.

They really have thought of everything – you will be able to start painting right away with this exceptional course because it includes an optional starter kit of art supplies. These supplies include oil paints and painting medium, brushes and a palette knife – all quality materials recommended by serious painters.  If you buy the art supply kit with the course, you’ll get it at a discount.

This isn’t just “technical training” – it will cover the basics for beginners, but for those who are not beginners, there is much that this will help you with. You may need a refresher course or just something to get you inspired so you will paint more often – this in-depth course will do that, too. Here are some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Color Theory
  • Controlling Color Intensity and Understanding Color Combinations
  • Understanding Composition
  • Understanding Perspective
  • Using Photographic Reference
  • Varnishing Your Paintings
  • Painting a gradation
  • Setting up a still life
  • Methods for locating and placing a focal point on your canvas
  • The brown underpainting
  • Creating a grayscale, value charts, and value relativity
  • Color temperature
  • Pathways through a painting
  • Painting gestures in humans and animals
  • How to plan an original painting
  • How to get connected to an art community near you
  • More, more and more!

The set of 20 DVDs with everything you need learn have hours and hours of lessons which are taught in detail and in a fashion that is easy to understand. But you’ll also recieve a lesson book with more visuals and information about each of the projects you will be learning while watching the DVDs.

To help you calm down and focus on your artwork, there are 3 music CDs. You can create a playlist with the choices of classical, orchestral or modern music on these disks.

As with all the Learn and Master courses, there is a community online that you can get connect with others students and even get support directly from your teacher Gayle!

One more thing I want to remind you about. If you are not fully satisfied with this course (for any reason), simply return it within sixty days for a full refund. That is truly an offer that is hard to refuse!

Here is a page I put together with details about the pricing for the lessons and the painting supplies kit.

What are you still doing here? You need to go here to see this video about Learn and Master Painting!

Interested in the Homeschool Edition? The entire course PLUS a 56 page teacher’s guide is included for teachers to have a lesson plan to guide the students through the course. (Contains 20 DVDs, 3 Music CDs, 100+ Page Lesson Book, 56 Page Teacher’s Guide and unlimited access to Student Support Site.) See Learn and Master Painting Homeschool Course.

If you want to read more, I wrote a post to compare the benefits of oil painting DVDs vs. online tutorials.


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2 Comments so far ↓

  • Lindsay-Vovette

    I only ordered the dvds toaday so i am eager to recieve them but as i live in austrlaia i understand it may not arrive until later next week to day is Sunday here in Australia, i do not knwo what day it is where you live inAmerica!
    But i wanted to tku in advance for puting this very good course together, i am sure i will gain agreat deal from it!
    Kind regards

  • artist

    I hope you enjoy the lessons! Write me back and tell me how you are doing!