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Portrait of a young man by Mary Diman

Independent Study: Intermediate to Advanced Oil and Acrylic Painting

Course Starts

March 5, 2021

Course Time (CST)

10:00 am

Course Type


Course Ends

May 14, 2021

Course Cost



Experienced, professional artist Mary Diman offers one-on-one consultation for this independent study course for intermediate- and upper-level oil or acrylic painters. Course participants will work from the comfort of their own studio or home location, drawing on reference photos, en plein air (landscape from life), still life materials, or sketches, to paint the painting of their choice. Participants will be asked to email an image of their work—either drawing/underpainting or work-in-progress—to the instructor prior to the scheduled sessions. During the series of six pre-scheduled Zoom calls that last from 15 minutes to an hour, the instructor will address scale, subject matter, materials, paint application, painting surface, composition, drawing, color, and presentation. Gain knowledge and confidence from personalized attention geared toward your specific artistic needs. Registration for this course is limited to twelve participants. 

Friday, March 5
Friday, March 19
Friday, April 2
Friday, April 16
Friday, April 30
Friday, May 14 

SUPPLIES REQUIRED: Download supply list here.

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: There is one (1) scholarship available for this course. Students of need are encouraged to apply through our Scholarship Application page.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS COURSE? Visit our FAQ page or e-mail course coordinator Angela Johnson.

DISCOUNT FOR ACADEMY MEMBERS: Members receive a 10% discount Member Rate on this course (discount applied during registration). Not an Academy member? Choose the "Member Rate + Membership" option during registration to recieve your discount rate. Academy Members receive discounts on courses, contests, and ticketed events, as well as an annual subscription to Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine.


Mary Diman is an oil and acrylic painter with many years’ experience teaching for UW-Madison and Madison College. She works primarily in the studio with a focus on figures, portraits, and still life. Diman has shown her award-winning work in invitational and juried exhibits statewide and nationally. She has also been a scientific illustrator,...

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