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

October 2019
24 October 2019
Paul Oman Fine Art Studio/Gallery, 1001 20th Ave
Deer Park, WI 54007 United States
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WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP – Seeing and Painting Values – Oct. 24

LEARNING TO SEE & PAINT VALUES (Oct. 24 & 29) - In Paul's relaxed workshop atmosphere you will begin by painting, step by step, with Paul, learning to see and paint values (contrast) first as a quick-sketch watercolor in black & white, and then interpreting the values correctly in color.  Then you will paint a […]

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29 October 2019
Paul Oman Fine Art Studio/Gallery, 1001 20th Ave
Deer Park, WI 54007 United States
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WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP – Seeing and Painting Values – Oct. 29

LEARNING TO SEE & PAINT VALUES (Oct. 24 & 29) - In Paul's relaxed workshop atmosphere you will begin by painting, step by step, with Paul, learning to see and paint values (contrast) first as a quick-sketch watercolor in black & white, and then interpreting the values correctly in color.  Then you will paint a […]

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November 2019
05 November 2019
Paul Oman Fine Art Studio/Gallery, 1001 20th Ave
Deer Park, WI 54007 United States
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WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP – Painting “2 Against 1” Value Patterns – Nov. 5

PAINTING "2 AGAINST 1" VALUE PATTERNS (Nov. 5) - This one day workshop will move you to see beyond what is simply in front of you, and free you up to be able to paint a single subject or scene in many ways, once you understand how to place two values (such as light and […]

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07 November 2019

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP – Painting Dramatic, Emotional Skies – Nov. 7

PAINTING SKIES THAT MOVE YOUR VIEWERS (Nov. 7) - It has been said that "the sky is the eyes of the painting".  It is (in most cases) the source of light for a landscape painting.  When done well, it establishes a mood that is felt by the observers of your work.  To do this well […]

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12 November 2019
Paul Oman Fine Art Studio/Gallery, 1001 20th Ave
Deer Park, WI 54007 United States
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WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP – Composition & Design – Nov. 12

COMPOSITION & DESIGN (Nov. 12) - Planning out a powerful design using elements of composition is absolutely key in producing a painting that engages your viewers.  Paul will show you the fundamentals of good design, comparing them with mediocre and poor designs.  We will apply these elements, freeing ourselves from the constraints of "having to […]

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