Impressionist Painting

Impressionist Painting photo of student art - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Student Testimonials

"Wonderful dedicated teacher. Fun class."

"Enjoyed personal attention from instructor, fun environment."

"Georgetta gives personal attention to help you create the paintings you want, as well as offers up good side information about the art world in general."

"Liked the ability to explore a new style of painting and tools."

"Georgetta is very knowledgeable and makes sure she takes time to give everyone individual coaching. She’s also a fountain of information and I really enjoy when she shares her knowledge on various art topics. She’s interesting and makes art exciting."


Class Overview

Do you admire the paintings of the Impressionists? Learn their unique brushstroke method to make your own beautiful paintings! 

Discover how lines of color can make a complete and memorable painting. Explore textures, color theory, the impressionist color wheel, composition, space, light and shadow, texture and movement. 

Learn about tools, materials and techniques. Enjoy class discussions about art history and impressionist artists. Immerse yourself in landscapes, figures and still life. 

We will paint landscapes, still lives and figures, and explore originality. Enjoy using what you learn to make your own unique painting masterpiece. A museum trip will be incorporated into the course, if possible. 

Your painting instructor is a professional teacher and working artist in both the US and Italy, who has exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. No painting experience or formal art training is needed, just a willingness to learn.


Supplies Needed

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the tools and techniques to paint in the style of the Impressionist painters. 
  • Apply texture and impressionist colors to your paintings for personal expression. 
  • Use observation, linear perspective, and originality to explore composition, color, space, light and shadow in textures. 
  • Express different ways to observe and document art by developing an art vocabulary. 
  • Understand art as a form of personal expression.
  • Create a unique finished painting using the impressionist style.


Who Might Enjoy This Class

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to paint.
  • Painting students or painters who would like to improve their painting skills. 
  • People interested in Impressionist painting and would like to learn to paint in this style.   


Class Details


Winter 2023

  • When : Tuesday, Jan 17 to Mar 07 ; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Location : SC0FA , Online
  • Fee : $235



Spring 2023

  • When : Tuesday, Apr 11 to May 30 ; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Location : Online
  • Fee : $235