Become confident in your painting abilities by learning the fundamentals of painting.


The fundamentals will take your painting to the next level! As its knowledge and understanding will provide you with a firm foundation to build upon. That you can then use to create paintings that will continue to grow and develop, as you apply the foundational painting skills you will learn here!

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What students of The Foundational Painter have to say!

Student review of The Foundational Painter Course

Personally, I found The Foundational Painting Course exceptionally informative and the format you used was very reassuring for me. As I am very new at art and painting techniques. There wasn’t a part of the course that I didn’t understand and as colour can be very difficult to understand for a beginner, everything you presented was outstanding.

~ Illaria Verrocchio

Elisabeth.........the course gave me exactly what I needed to get past my “block” of not knowing how to apply the instructions I had received previously. I had knowledge but was unable to apply it until YOU! From limited palette to light/dark, you made it all so understandable. I have been painting continuously since I completed your course. Thank you so much for what you are giving and the encouragement to keep working at painting.

~ Jill Hiers

Student from the Foundational Painter Course

How The Foundational Painter Course Can Help You


Do you lack a strong foundation in painting?


Have you been painting for a while and feel like no matter how much you paint it never seems to improve?


Or maybe you are completely new to oil painting and have no idea where to start?


I am VERY excited to be offering this course because it is going to help you! When it comes to painting everything is built off of the fundamentals. Once you understand the basics of painting you can start to go anywhere with it and be able to paint anything you want. This is the transformation that this course will offer. Pretty cool, huh?


Whether you are a beginner or someone who has painted before, this course will give you a complete overview of painting from the very beginning. If you feel like you never got a solid foundation in painting, this course will give you just that and fill any holes you may have in your understanding.


I have been where you are...


There was a time when I would leave my art classes close to tears in pure frustration. I was too embarrassed to show my work to anyone as it was terrible… to put it frankly! No matter how much I painted I could not understand what was wrong or how to improve my work. 


Then one day I decided to set up my easel behind the best student in the class so I could observe how she painted what she was looking at. I in turn painted the same object she was painting so I could understand her process. As I did this, something clicked in my mind and I started to understand how the language of painting works. This moment was a turning point for me in my development as a painter as I was able to move forward in my skills because I understood the basics of painting. 


Now you can too because I will show you how!


Why are the basic fundamentals in painting important?


Because the basics are everything. Without learning the fundamentals you will be at a loss when it comes to creating a painting. Painting is made up of certain elements such as light and dark values, edges, color, temperature, composition and geometry. These formal elements all make up the language of painting.  And it is these basic fundamental elements that the old masters used to create their works - as well as painters of today.


For example, if you look at paintings by Velazquez, Vermeer and Cezanne what do they all have in common? They all use the same language of painting. They created great works because they had a solid understanding in the fundamentals of painting! In fact, ALL of the old masters were able to paint as well as they did because they knew the basics of painting. That is why focusing on the basic fundamentals is the key to success


Whether you are a complete beginner and have no idea where to start or are someone who has dabbled or just never received a solid foundation - this course will be a gold mine for you. It covers all of the basic fundamental elements of painting - after completing it you will be a confident painter and will know how to grow as a painter and artist. Once you have the fundamentals under your belt you will be able to build on them and do more complicated things.

Elisabeth of Art Studio Life Teacher of The Foundational Painter

Your Teacher,

Elisabeth Larson Koehler


Hello!

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Elisabeth and I am the creator of ArtStudioLife.com -where I teach others how to paint and draw!

I am a professional artist based in Seattle, WA. Where I received my BFA in painting at the University of Washington, before continuing my studies at the Jerusalem Studio School in Israel.

I am passionate about passing on everything I have learned over the years and believe in teaching the core fundamentals of painting! Which empower those who learn them, to be able to paint anything they want.

Thank you for being here and considering this course to expand your painting skills - Happy painting!

A lesson on Light and Shadow in Painting


Watch this lesson from Elisabeth on how to create a realistic sense of light in your painting! The first in a series of 3 workshop lessons, available during open enrollment for The Foundational Painter Course - which you can learn all about here on this page! Keep an eye out for the other two lessons further on down below!

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    Who this course is for

    The Complete Beginner

    This course covers everything you need to know from the very beginning and brings you to a place of being a confident painter with a solid grasp of the fundamentals of painting.

    Those Returning to Painting


    If you used to paint a long time ago but need a refresher, this is the perfect course for you! You can be assured that there will not be any loopholes in your painting knowledge.

    The Longtime Dabbler


    You might feel that you never got a good clear foundation in painting. This course is a great opportunity to make up for that and give yourself a solid foundation in building your painting skills.

    What's Included, You Ask?

    7+ Video Training Modules


    With over 15+ hours of video instruction, parsed into precise actionable segments. You will learn all of the fundamentals of painting from beginning to end in each of the pre-recorded video training modules included in the course. The modules are comprised of actionable step by step information, along with painting exercises and projects. All of which will help you to build a solid foundation in painting!

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    Course PDF Guides & Worksheets


    There are numerous PDF guides and worksheets, specific to each of the lessons and sections within the course. That further explain and help you to clearly understand the basic elements of painting. You can even download any/or all of these guides and print them off at your convenience!

    !!Bonuses Included!!

    Private Facebook Community for Students of Art Studio Life School ONLY!


    Since this course is online, I recreate a classroom like feel by having a community group for all students to share their work, ask questions and encourage one another. It is also a great way to meet other students who are also taking the course!

    Lifetime Course Access and Free Updates


    Guess, what? You will ALWAYS have access to everything included in this course and will receive all updates I make to the course for free. So you can take things at your own pace and go back to study lessons in greater detail as much as you want!

    Special Tiers Available!!

    !!LIVE Webinar Sessions Package!!


    Get the "in person" class experience with FIVE Live Webinar Sessions. Where we will dive into the sections of the course together online!

    In the webinar sessions, we will dive into the segments of the course and I will demonstrate key elements and provide additional context into the important fundamentals of painting.

    The live experience also provides you the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback in real time! However, don't worry if you aren't able to attend the all of the webinar sessions LIVE - as they will be recorded and available to you, to watch at your own leisure and ask ANY questions you might have at any time. You will always have access to the lectures as well as myself!

    This opportunity is part of the ENHANCED LIVE SESSIONS EXPERIENCE pricing tier.

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    Watch Elisabeth teach you about Color in Painting


    Learn all about how to use color in painting! This lesson will dive deeper into color theory and how to mix colors for your paintings. This is the second workshop in a series of 3 workshop lessons, available during open enrollment for The Foundational Painter Course - which you can learn all about here on this page! You will find the last of the 3 lessons later on down below!

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      What You Will Learn in Each of the Course Modules:


      Here is an example of the Comprehensive Curriculum for Mastering the Fundamentals of Painting


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      The Foundational Painter Course Curriculum


        Welcome to the Course!
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        What Painting is and Why it is important - Introduction to The Foundational Painter Course
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        Painting Materials and Set Up
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        How to Start a Painting
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        Light and Shadows in Painting
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        How to See Color - Color in Painting Simplified
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        Next Steps for Painting in Color
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        Edges in Painting
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        Composition in Painting
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        Putting it All Together
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      Putting color and value together in a painting


      Watch this lesson from Elisabeth on how to apply the fundamentals - light and shadow, along with color and use them all together in cohesion in your painting! This is the third and final workshop in the series of 3 workshop lessons, available during open enrollment for The Foundational Painter Course - which you can learn all about here on this page!

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        Become a more confident and well rounded painter with The Foundational Painter Master Course


        With over 15+ hours of video instruction, parsed into precise actionable segments. You will learn all of the fundamentals of painting from beginning to end in each of the pre-recorded video training modules included in the course. The modules are comprised of actionable step by step information, along with painting exercises and projects. All of which will help you to build a solid foundation in painting!

        Great features and highlights of the course include:

        listed highlights of the oil painting for beginners master course

        PLUS an Opportunity to Choose the

        ENHANCED LIVE SESSIONS EXPERIENCE

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        5 LIVE Webinar Sessions: Get the In-Class Learning Experience with Deep Dives into Sections of The Course, Helpful Lectures, Q&A and more!


        In the webinar sessions, we will dive into the segments of the course and I will demonstrate key elements and provide additional context into the important fundamentals of painting.


        Choose the ENHANCED LIVE SESSIONS EXPERIENCE tier when you go to choose your pricing and to join the Class Live!

        Answers To Your Questions


        Who is this course for?

        • This course is for anyone who wants to establish a strong foundation in their painting skills. It is ideal for the complete beginner as well as the more advanced painter who may have been painting a long time but never got a strong base in the fundamentals. You will be able to move forward with confidence in your painting knowledge after the course.


        I paint with Acrylic, is this course right for me?

        • Yes! I use oil paint in the pre-recorded painting demonstration included in the course. However, the concepts I teach are universal to painting and apply to both acrylic and oil paint. I don't speak specifically about the properties of acrylics and how specifically to use acrylics - if this is something you are looking for then this course is probably not for you. I teach the fundamental elements of painting which apply to acrylic painting just as much as oil painting.


        What are the system requirements to take this course?

        • A desktop or laptop computer (Mac or PC) capable of accessing the Internet and downloading Zoom. You can also fully participate in this class with just a smartphone!


        What else should I have for this course?

        • As this course is created from a place with the beginner in mind - a complete list of materials you will need to have will be provided within the course. As well as tips for the materials you NEED to start and the materials you can grow into as you progress in your painting. Along with suggestions of where to get the materials that are listed.


        Is this class appropriate for a complete beginner?

        • Yes! This class is perfect for the beginner, as well as the painter who has painted for years but never got the opportunity to learn the fundamentals that can truly take their painting to another level. 


        When does this course begin? Can I go at my own pace?

        • As soon as you purchase it! When you enroll into this course, you will receive a receipt email from teachable (the platform this course is hosted in) with instructions of how to log into the course. After you log in, you will find an introduction email with additional instructions and information all about the course. As well as a list of materials you need, if you don't already have them to get started!
        • The course material is available to you as of day one of enrollment and you have lifetime access to the material created inside the course, so you can go entirely at your own pace! I am ALWAYS available to answer questions of students about the course they are enrolled in.
        • If you purchase the Enhanced Live Sessions Experience you will receive email instructions for when live sessions will take place. These live sessions will also be recorded so you can revisit - or if you are unavailable, you can watch at your own convenience!


        How long do I have access to the course?

        • How does access for the lifetime of this course sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. In addition, you will receive all updates that I make to the course for free!


        What if I am unhappy with the course?

        • I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me and I will give you a full refund within 30 days of the enrollment closing period.
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          One of the best things about Eisabeth’s course is that you can access it any time and work at your own pace. I also loved how accessible she is and responsive to questions!


          ~ Cindy Hargrave, Student of The Foundational Painter