October 16th to November 20th



Ages 14+



Instructor is Marian Pham


In this class, we will focus on designing the landscape, using the 12 compositional stems by Edgar Payne in landscape painting. These fundamental concepts will apply to any medium you work in. We will spend the first three classes studying and painting thumbnails of these compositional stems in black and white gouache paint on Bristol paper. During the last last three classes, we will paint, in your chosen medium, one landscape painting to a finish. You will be choosing from a selection of photo references you will bring to class that has elements of the compositional stems we studied. If you are very new to landscape painting, or have been painting for some time but find yourself still struggling with design and composition, this class will benefit you.

Please see supply list for required materials

Beginning Landscape Painting with Marian Pham- Ages 14+


    Materials List
    Please use professional grade paints. I use M. Graham oils and gouache. 

    Weeks 1 - 3

    Gouache Paint
    Titanium White
    Ivory Black

    Bristol Vellum series 300 or higher, 9x12 sheets

    Pencil, ruler, drafting tape

    Weeks 4 - 6

    Your preferred paints (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc), and corresponding solvents or thinners.

    Your preferred canvas panel, or stretched canvas, no smaller than 9x12, no bigger than 12x16.

    Your current set of brushes. You do not have to purchase a brand new set, just bring what you have. I use a variety of flats, filberts, and rounds, in bristles, synthetics, and natural hairs from Rosemary and Co. I also use palette knives.

Bountiful Davis Art Center

90 N Main St. Bountiful, UT 84010

801.295.3618  ·  info@bdac.org

Tu - Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM   Sat: noon - 5 PM

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