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with Martin Wittfooth
Online Class

Painting an Allegory: Concept to Canvas

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Learn the secrets to creating striking allegorical paintings that will fascinate viewers and ignite their imagination. Join instructor Martin Wittfooth for an exploration of professional painting techniques that will enrich your use of themes and symbols. You'll use three classic composition styles that will change the way you look at art -- the golden ratio, rule of thirds and diamond guide -- while venturing into the current era with digital composition tools like Photoshop. Wittfooth's expert tips will help you infuse underlying messages to your art in meaningful ways as you apply intentional focal points and more technical prowess to everything you paint.


  • advanced
  • 9 episodes
  • 4h24m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction to Allegorical Painting

1. Introduction to Allegorical Painting

Meet your instructor, Martin Wittfooth, and discover the importance of symbols and themes in allegorical paintings.

2. Developing a Concept

2. Developing a Concept

Learn how composition, symbolism and storytelling play a powerful role in allegorical works.

3. Diamond Guide & Rule of Thirds

3. Diamond Guide & Rule of Thirds

Gain a comprehensive view of two of the most classic composition types, and create paper templates for future works.

Recommended with this class

  • Oil paints, brushes, canvas or board