Subject matter, focal points, composition, line, values, light & shadow, edges, color mixing and brushstrokes.

To evaluate your level:

Beginner: Has little to no experience.

Intermediate: Has basic knowledge of topics covered and some experience handling the medium.

Advanced: Is confident with the medium, needs critique of work and refinement/advancement of skills.

Students must provide their own oil painting/drawing materials, a suggested materials list is provided.

Easels &palettes are provided by the instructor. Students may select to paint or draw from a photo, please
bring your own photography.

Students receive a 30% discount on framing of their own art.


"Lauren is a friendly, knowledgeable teacher. She is involved with art as a painter, gallery owner, and lecturer. She has juried many area art shows. Lauren is an efficient teacher and gives all students equal time. Recently, she sponsored a landscape workshop with Peter Fiore, which I thoroughly enjoyed. She shares her knowledge of painting from the beginning sketch through the final brushstroke. Also, she makes appropriate suggestions for choosing canvases, brushes, paints, and other art materials. Lauren's spacious, comfortable studio is well stocked with easels for all, excellent lighting, shelves ready for still life displays, an area for a model, sinks for cleaning brushes, and the Walker system to display paintings. I am really happy to study art with Lauren. I have learned so much in the short period of time I have studied with her. her personality and teaching method really suits my artistic needs." --Cynthia Purvins

"Lauren is a great instructor. She is very knowledgeable and works well with people of differing skill levels."--Cindy MacMillan

For more information or to register, call 215-317-2635