Composition and You : a Workshop for Painters

May 10 & 31, June 7 & 21, and July 12
10am – 1 pm Central / Chicago time
Live on Zoom, recordings will be available.


Level: Strong beginners to Advanced.

Medium: Open to drawing or painting mediums.

Demonstrations will be in pencil (composition sketches) and oils.

(Dates are tentative. Any changes will be announced at least a month in advance.)

We’ll start off by learning how to make useful composition sketches and exploring ideas around composition.

Then we’ll dive into the emotional aspects of different composition choices. We’ll talk about issues of impact, journey, and comfort.

Find the composition ideas that resonate most with you.

Pay with 3 payments of $75.


Lots of work time. Occasional demonstrations. This isn’t a follow-along painting workshop – it’s for getting support in finding your own painting voice.