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with Molly Herman
Online Class

The Artful Copy: How to Paint Like a Master

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Matisse, Picasso and Van Gogh perfected their craft by copying the works of others. Try this time-honored tradition and find out why! Deconstruct and transcribe a masterwork using instructor and classically trained artist Molly Herman's tips on how to copy a painting. Learn the impressionist-like Bezold effect, and add a sculptural sense of depth with the dynamic impasto technique. Discover how to use glazing with transparent paints to bring cohesion and harmony to your piece, and enjoy a bonus lesson on color theory and working with a limited palette. Unlock the methods of the masters in this fun, fast-paced exploration of iconic artwork, and learn how to make any masterpiece your own!


  • intermediate
  • 9 episodes
  • 1h32m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, Molly Herman, and discover what you'll learn in class.

2. Studying Artists & Their Techniques

2. Studying Artists & Their Techniques

Learn about the rich history of "master copying," select an artist's work that you like and begin studying it to improve your own practice.

3. Setting Up & Blocking In

3. Setting Up & Blocking In

Select an area of the painting that will be most meaningful to your own work before blocking in the elements you want to paint.

Recommended with this class

  • Oil paint, brushes, canvas or board