Seascape Painting in Acrylic or Oil

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Levels: All Levels

Offered: One Saturday afternoon, 5/9/20, 12:30pm-4:30pm

Instructor: Maggie Renner Hellmann

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

In this Seascape painting class, Maggie will help each individual student elevate their own understanding of color and it’s dominate and supportive usage in creating an exciting composition.

• Learn how to understand water and waves in form, color temperature and value.

• Learn how to keep colors clean and fresh.

• Learn about focal points, composition, value, perspective, shapes and volumes, color, and edges.

• Learn how to use various color contrasts to push and pull compositional elements within a painting.

We will paint using personal or teacher supplied photos as reference. Maggie will guide you through the painting process step by step with demos and assist you in creating one painting during the class.

Acrylic or Oil (No Solvents or toxic mediums in class.)  All levels Welcome.



Maggie is a professional painter specializing in Seascapes in Oil and Acrylics. Her work appeared in international publications  ‘The Artist’s Magazine’ and has numerous Best of Show and International Awards. With over 40 years of experience working in Acrylic and Oil, Maggie has enjoyed teaching it for almost two decades. She teaches all skill levels from the inexperienced beginner to the professional wanting more in their work, or to try a new medium.

Students: “After working with Maggie, my work has taken a huge leap forward” “delightful teaching, clear and patient.” 

Maggie received her Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Art: Illustration, Painting & Design at SJSU, Advanced Painting studies at ‘Lorenzo de Medici’ Art Institute in Florence, Italy and studies with various contemporary Master Painters. 

Maggie is a well known painting teacher who teaches locally and in Tuscany, Italy regularly. A long time Open Studios Artist and Gallery Represented Painter, Maggie’s work is exhibited and collected internationally.

Fee: $89.00 - one price Join Now

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