Fantasy Painting

Fantasy Painting for Ages 14+


We are offering a general in-person class for ages 14-18 at various times each week. This wide-ranging class will allow students to continue their training in specific areas of interest as they receive instruction on a one-on-one project basis.

Choose one of these times when registering:

Wed 6:00pm-8:00pm
Thu 6:00pm-8:00pm

Sat 10:00am-12:00pm
Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm

Sat 3:30pm-5:30pm

All participants will be asked to follow safety guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus following the CDC, Minnesota, and St. Paul guidelines.

If you have any questions, please call us (651) 699-1573.

Thank you for your interest.

Schedule for Winter – Spring – Fall 2024
Schedule for Summer 2024

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"I hope my work has inspired young artists. I have always tried to maintain my freedom as an artist and I feel it is one of the main reasons I have been successful."
-Frank Frazetta (1928-2010)

The Fantasy Painting Class is designed to correlate with our Drawing and Painting Fundamentals and Drawing Manga, Superheroes and Fantasy Figures programs.  Students may take the three classes together to learn complimentary information, thereby accelerating their skill development considerably.  However, it can be taken on its own, and there is no prerequisite.

This course provides students with a traditional step-by-step process to create Fantasy, Science Fiction, or other original work in pencil, ink and paint.  The core focus is on developing the student’s rough, initial concept into a complete and finished work through the practical use of sketching, references, and incremental studies.  Concepts of design, line quality, value and color harmonies will be stressed to ensure each student’s final products are both conceptually and aesthetically engaging.

Initially, students will select inspirational master works to copy and use to study traditional techniques.  While developing these essential skills, students will be encouraged to maintain a sketchbook and create original ideas for narratives, subjects, character designs, and settings.  With the aid of the instructor, students will then select their best concepts to develop further using anatomical studies, photographic reference and compositional exercises.  Each student will explore methods to achieve their unique goals. Advanced students will culminate their learning experience in a finished, fully realized, original painting.

Fantasy Painting Artwork

Alex Pederson, Age 17
Value Study
Alex Pederson, Age 17
Charcoal Drawing
Alex Pederson, Age 17
State Fair Blue Ribbon Winner!
Alex Pederson, Age 16
Oil after Frank Frazetta

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