In this introductory to intermediate oil painting class, we will go beyond imitation of nature to explore the expressive use of design and color applied with poetry and feeling in the creation of contemporary landscapes. Instruction in composition, values in black and white, color mixing, and paint application will be provide the foundation for rendering natural and urban scenes with imagination and emotion. Taking painting as a practice of interiority, we will seek to express not what the world looks like but how it feels to look at and live in it. Beginners welcome!! The class will be taught through a combination of Keynote slide shows, hands-on learning, and one-on-one instruction..