Learn to “see like an artist” by taking one of Paul Oman’s workshops. Quickly develop or strengthen your abilities in drawing, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, and oil painting.

Paul offers various workshops throughout the year both to gain a general understanding of foundational skills and to focus on particular subjects and approaches.

Skills you can learn or develop

  • Finding SUBJECTS to paint
  • Seeing and understanding VALUES
  • Creating a strong COMPOSITION
  • Understanding and maximizing the use of COLOR
  • Drawing lines, shapes, relationships, values, & unifying the whole
  • Painting LIGHT & SHADOW
  • Learning how to create the illusion of atmospheric perspective & depth
  • Painting various lighting situations (side, overhead, back, rim, front, low, reflected, nocturnal, artificial)
  • Using abstraction to enhance representational
  • Plein air (on location)
  • How to simplify complex scenes to create focus & drama
These workshops become rich times of learning, experimenting, and meeting new friends with both similar and varied interests. Your eyes, mind, and heart will be opened as you see the world in a whole new way with Paul Oman.

Upcoming Painting Workshops

Oct 2023
13 October 2023
Freedom Park – New Brighton, Minnesota, 2121 14th St NW
New Brighton, MN 55112 United States
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Painting the Landscapes of Minnesota in Watercolor – Oct. 13-14, 2023 – New Brighton, MN

Learn to see and paint the landscapes of Minnesota in this two-day watercolor workshop with Paul Oman, a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and a live audience large-scale […]

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