Let's Paint

Paint A Still Life or Your Favorite Album Cover

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You can pay for this course in 4 installments.
Click here to pay $247 for 4 months.








  • The complete 4 week course
  • Learn to think like a painter
  • Exclusive access to weekly live sessions every tuesday
  • Weekly modules that you can take on your own pace
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Your Outcome

This course is specifically designed for beginners who just want to learn the basics of painting

About this course

Held over one month, we will focus on basic studio set up, a cursory dissection of the different characteristics of paint, mediums and surfaces, safe practices for oil, color mixing, how to layer a painting, and thinking in three dimensions.

Originally created for oil painters, most of the concepts also apply to acrylics. Weekly live sessions via Zoom are held at 4:00 PM PST on Tuesdays.

You can choose or create a still life of your own or copy your favorite album cover. During the class, you will also get access to a community of all the other students.

I believe if you learn how to make one painting, you can make an infinite number and if you're anything like most people, you can easily get obsessed and take it to the next level. I hope to see you in class! I've included a checklist down below to get you going.

The class will begin the first Monday of the month and you will receive an email with all the information you need.

What Students Say

Learning about the history of paint in immense detail was riveting and eye opening.

aI’ve been painting in oils for 20 years; have an MFA in painting; and am a professor teaching various 2D media–including oil painting. I was taught oil painting in undergraduate and graduate school.

Most of my oil painting education comes through personal experience with oils, oil-based mediums, and related media such as One Shot Enamels. I sought out the program by Kimberly Brooks because it’s the first time I’ve encountered anyone teaching oil painting in a virtually toxin-free way.

As a teacher/mentor, Kimberly is warm, hilarious, incisive, inclusive, and enthusiastic about her material, painting, art history, and the contemporary art world. She has influenced me to reclaim my fearlessness. Learning about the history of paint in immense detail was riveting and eye opening.

Amy S.


Kimberly’s unique online course has been more impactful to me than any class I’ve taken in person.

As a mixed media artist I am more familiar with drawing materials and a beginner in the medium of oil paint.

Kimberly’s unique online course has been more impactful to me than any class I’ve taken in person. She makes you feel like you are right at the heart of the art world, in dialogue with both contemporary painters and the ever present old masters. Although her course is rich with technical insights, Kimberly doesn’t deliver this information in isolation of artistic and compositional considerations. Refreshingly she merges both dynamics with the engaging imagery of a storyteller.

It was easy to forget that Kimberly was practically on the opposite side of the world from me. She has a warm personality and makes you feel that you’ve been talking about art together for years. She is filled with an energy and enthusiasm for creativity that is as infectious as her enquiring mind. You’ll also be delighted by her sense of humour and with.

Alison B.

Mixed media artist

Kimberly’s course is accessible for beginners and also challenging for advanced painters.

I have been painting for 20 years and have taught painting at the university level for 11 years. In this program, Kimberly gave an overview of every aspect of the creative process and introduced the materials and practice of painting in a way that has forever changed my approach. Kimberly’s course is accessible for beginners and also challenging for advanced painters. She is a very generous instructor who is invested in her students’ success and I would highly recommend this course.

My studio is now set up in a way where I have all kinds of options and materials to work with; there is no pressure to execute one perfect painting at a time and I feel much more free to create and explore. Kimberly is an expert who is dedicated to the creative pursuit and when presenting information she does so in a way that is easy to understand and motivates the student to learn more about the topic through experimentation and practice. It also helps that she has a sneaky and excellent sense of humor.

Jerrin W.

Painting professor

Course Curriculum



  • Join the community!
  • Weekly live sessions!
  • Checklist
  • Questionnaire
  • What happens next?

Week 1: set up your space

  • Your space
  • First live session: new student orientation
  • Paint sets & alfred maurer
  • Palette, easels & dekooning
  • The skinny on brushes & me
  • Non art store essentials & guess the artist
  • Mediums & herbert brandl
  • My studio set up
  • Safety and daniel richter
  • Feng shui: setting your table
  • Create/choose an image!
  • Assignment week 1

Week 2: beginning a painting

  • Overview: painting architecture
  • Strategy: a quote by winston churchill
  • Feng shui: setting the table
  • Live session this week
  • Lecture: painting architecture, the simple ground
  • Spotlight: lisa yuskavage
  • Daniel richter exhibition: simple architecture
  • Toning a canvas: without solvent
  • Demonstration: choose your toning colors
  • Mapping an image onto a surface
  • Assignment: this week

Week 3: layering & thinking in 3 dimensions

  • Live session: this week
  • Lecture: thinking in 3 dimensions
  • Opacity/transparent techniques and pigments different effects
  • Best practices: storing mixed color
  • Layering: the oiling out controversy
  • Assignment: this week, sculpting the shadows

Week 4: highlights, patterns: finishing a painting

  • Final assignment
  • Live session this week
  • Demonstration opacity/transparency without solvent
  • Studio visit with canvas maker/ artist sydney littenberg
  • Lecture: the nudist & the chemist
  • Your testimonial!
  • Staying in the class or take it to the next level + coupon

Your Instructor

Kimberly Brooks

Kimberly Brooks is a contemporary artist who exhibits internationally and you can view her work on her website here kimberlybrooks.com.

Also an award-winning educator, she has worked with artists around the country to help take their practice to the next level. She is the author of the upcoming The New Oil Painting: Your Essential Guide to a Solvent Free Practice, a culmination of over twenty-five years of experience in oil painting. She has a passion for mentoring painters, help transform their practice to solvent free, in addition to guiding them towards building a body work.

Frequently asked questions

Where will the course be taught?

The course is taught online using step by step video tutorials on Teachable, hand outs as well as weekly live online sessions, exact dates and times will be determined after the time zones of all the students are assessed. Any missed live sessions are recorded for future viewing.

How long is the course?

The course runs for four weeks accompanied by weekly live sessions. The live sessions are private for each class and are available as long as the course is available.

What If I don’t have an art studio?

Because the methods taught do emit harmful fumes you can set up anywhere. The first assignment is working with you to set up a space where you can paint regularly. All you need is a small table, access to a sink, easel or wall.

Can I use acrylics instead of Oils?


How will i know what to buy when I sign up?

Before the course begins, you will be given a checklist as soon as you enroll for all the essentials list with links for where to purchase online.

Can I work at my own pace?

Yes. The modules will be revealed weekly with straight forward assignments that build on each other after which they stay available. Sometimes people follow along with the class exactly, other times people exert themselves in bursts. You can watch the lectures on your computer or your phone so finding the time to access the information is never a problem.

Who is the audience for this class?

-Anyone who wants to paint at home or anywhere, especially beginners

-Artists from other media looking to switch to oil, solvent free.

-Writers, Scientists, Nurses, Doctors, Moms, Dads, Teenagers, Music Lovers, Humans, Everyone.

What if I'm unhappy with this course?

I would never want you to be unhappy. If you let me know within seven days of enrollment, you can have a full refund.

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