Jennifer Gennari LIVE: Beginner

Learn oil painting with modern master Jennifer Gennari. Live weekly classes are followed by personalized critiques. Get to know your classmates while you study. Drawing America is here to support you with any online learning challenges.

Oh the drama! This June we will be spending the month on lighting. I’m pretty obsessed with it actually, and knowing how to capture and compose it can make or break a piece. Enroll now to register for my monthly class and spend the month chatting and learning about composition, light, color, and technique. – Jennifer Gennari


This class is for those who classify themselves as beginners or novice. We will learn the fundamentals of oil painting, such as selecting your photo reference, preparing your canvas, how to apply your paint and mix your colors. If you have more experience painting please see Jennifer’s Level 2 class here. If you need more help deciding which class is right for you please let us know.

Each month Ms. Gennari makes a Welcome Video for the group and posts it in the class forum. Students are given weekly assignments guiding them through the painting process to completion. Post your work by Wednesday midnight EST in the forum for personalized weekly critiques. Then join us for a live class every Saturday.

Enrollment is open the first week of every month. You can cancel at any time and billing will stop at the end of that month or you may simply remain in the class and be billed monthly. You should expect to complete one painting each month.

Live Zoom classes meet every Saturday from 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST. Ms. Gennari presents new lessons specifically made for the class. She will explain your next homework assignment and answer questions. If you miss a class it is available as a recoding starting that evening.

It is important to us that our students feel they have a successful class with Drawing America. We have created a HELP PAGE we made for ZOOM. Also, please check out our FAQ page for questions about your account. If you still need assistance please feel free to contact us here. 

Note To Students: Doing this work is a very big challenge. It requires a lot of active thought and a solid road map to what you want your painting to look like in the end. It’s through these lessons, both new and repetitive that we all will continue to grow, and I can’t tell you how exciting that is. I’m honored to be assisting you all in your work and overwhelmed by your dedication. – Jennifer Gennari FULL BIO HERE

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