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
  • Painting LANDSCAPES, CITYSCAPES, SEASCAPES
  • 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 2021
27 October 2021

Watercolor Workshop Online – Painting Small Town Neighborhoods & Streets

During this 90-minute online workshop, you will learn how to "paint the town" by understanding the connection of shapes and shadows seen in neighborhood street scenes. This is a lot […]

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28 October 2021

Watercolor Workshop Online – Painting Lake Country Landscapes

11" x 15" - $600 During this 90-minute online workshop, you will learn how to see and simplify lake country landscapes, creating the mood you desire in your painting. Paul […]

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Nov 2021
03 November 2021

Watercolor Workshop Online – Painting Pines and Spruce Trees

During this 90-minute online Zoom workshop, you will learn how to paint pine and spruce trees in watercolor. Paul will demonstrate various appearances, textures, branch configurations, close-up and distant views […]

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04 November 2021

Watercolor Workshop Online – Painting the Gales of November

During this 90-minute online workshop, you will learn how to capture the motion, mood and power of the "gales of November"... or in other words, the power of crashing waves […]

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10 November 2021

Watercolor Workshop Online – Painting White Barns

During this 90-minute online workshop, you will learn how to maximize the process of saving white paper to capture the striking contrasts of light and shadow that white barns provide. […]

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11 November 2021

Watercolor Workshop Online – Painting Cattle On The Farm

During this 90-minute online workshop, you will learn how to see and simplify cattle of various breeds and colors into simple, shapes. Paul will demonstrate how connect herds of cattle […]

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16 November 2021

Watercolor Workshop Online – GOING DEEPER, PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER – 3 sessions

Learn from master watercolorist Paul Oman, a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, how to see and interpret "the whole," and then simplify the shapes and values to effectively […]

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17 November 2021

Watercolor Workshop Online – GOING DEEPER, PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER – 3 sessions

Learn from master watercolorist Paul Oman, a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, how to see and interpret "the whole," and then simplify the shapes and values to effectively […]

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18 November 2021

Watercolor Workshop Online – GOING DEEPER, PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER – 3 sessions

Learn from master watercolorist Paul Oman, a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, how to see and interpret "the whole," and then simplify the shapes and values to effectively […]

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