Fundamentals of Oil Painting
Exploring Subject Matter in an Italian Setting

Instructor: Gregg Kreutz
July 14 - July 27

This will be an oil painting class for all levels—beginner to advanced focusing on the fundamentals of still life, landscape, and figure painting in the beautiful city of Assisi.

Over the two weeks, Gregg Kreutz will teach an inclusive approach to painting that allows the student to move from subject to subject, genre to genre with sensitivity and passion. Some of the class will be conducted outside (en plein aire), and some will be conducted in the school’s light filled studio.

His approach focuses on how to convincingly depict light, how to communicate structure, and what turns a collection of objects into a picture. Taking inspiration from the timeless surroundings, the class promises to be a unique and fulfilling adventure.

Gregg Kreutz An award winning painter and author of the classic artist’s guide, Problem Solving for Oil Painters (now in its 22th year of publication), Gregg Kreutz has been drawing and painting all his life. After graduating from NYU, he studied at the Art Student’s League of New York with Frank Mason, Robert Beverly Hale, and David A. Leffel. Gregg has won numerous awards, most recently the Merit Award at the 2005 National Portrait Society of America. Other awards include the Frank C. Wright, the Hudson Valley Art Association, 1986; the Medal of Merit (first prize in oils), Knickerbocker Artists; the Council of American Artists, Salmagundi Club, and the Grumbacher Award. He has had one man shows at Grand Central Galleries, The Fanny Garver Gallery, the Newport Art Association, and the Hilligoss Gallery in Chicago. Gregg is currently represented by Trailside Galleries, Quidley & Company, Hilligoss Gallery, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery in New York City. He teaches painting and drawing at the Art Student’s League and The Fechin Institute, New Mexico; The Scottsdale Artist’s School, The California Art Institute, and other workshops throughout the country. His videos are popular learning tools used by artists all over the world.

Assisi, 2014
Assisi, 2014
Mexican Pitcher, 18” by 24”