September 3rd to October 8th


4PM-6PM(Mountain Standard Time)

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

A Zoom link will be sent via email the day before class begins. Please have your microphone muted unless you have a question or comment.

Beginning Landscape Painting with Marian Pham- Ages 14+

  • Materials List

    Please use professional grade paints.

    I use the brand M. Graham for oils and gouache.


    Weeks 1 - 3

    Gouache Paint in Titanium White and Ivory Black

    Bristol Vellum series 300 or higher, 9x12 sheets

    Pencil, kneaded eraser, ruler, 1/2 inch drafting tape, sketchbook for writing notes.


    Weeks 4 - 6

    Your preferred professional grade 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 with long handles. I also use palette knives in my landscape painting.

    For gouache painting, please bring short handle synthetic watercolor type brushes. Links to purchase:https://www.dickblick.com/categories/painting/oil-paint/#Oil-Colorshttps://www.dickblick.com/categories/painting/gouache/#Artist/Professional-Grade-Gouache

Bountiful Davis Art Center

90 N Main St. Bountiful, UT 84010

801.295.3618  ·  info@bdac.org

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

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