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Painting Fundamentals

Expertly guided introduction to beginning painting classes.

  • 255 US dollars

Service Description

Explore different processes to make your paintings more engaging and fun – from drawing accurately to creating form, from lighting to arrangement and everything in-between. We’ll start with simple still-life compositions to learn how to compose a picture and manipulate paint, then apply these skills so students can confidently create their own artwork, whether from life or from their own photographic references. An artist and art teacher, Mark Giaimo enrolled in his first oil painting class in 2004. Within two years he was accepted into the Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore where he completed a semester before striking out on his own. His paintings have been represented by the Fraser Gallery in Bethesda, MD and he is presently represented by Calloway Fine Arts & Consultants in Georgetown, where he has held two solo exhibitions, in 2016 and 2018. He also has exhibited in numerous group shows in NYC and the greater DC area.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancelation Policy

Refunds and Cancellations Kids classes missed due to failure to attend, planned absences, minor illnesses or vacations will not be credited for future classes. All class dates are posted for your review and convenience during the booking process. Classes are subject to change if the minimum student quota isn't met (5 students). Refund or a Credit (minus $30 cancellation fee due to credit card fees) is given for requests received one week before the start of a session by emailing No refunds will be given after a multi-week class has begun. Class fees are non-transferable and non-refundable. No refunds will be given for missed one-time classes or workshops, regardless of reason. Kids Summer Camp - cancellation must be received in writing via email at, 4 weeks or 20 work days before Session begins.

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