Class Overview

Painting for Everyone - Continuing Education at Seattle Central CollegeLearn all the essentials in painting! This inspiring class is designed for the beginner to intermediate art student to develop all the basic techniques to become a proficient painter.

Enjoy the guidance and instruction of a professional teacher and artist. You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Explore color mixing
  • Learn about the color wheel and basic color theory
  • Discover materials (acrylic, oil and watercolor paints and brushes) and learn how to use them
  • Learn about perspective, light and shadow, volume and texture, landscapes, and still life
  • Experiment with originality in art
  • Explore art history and styles in art such as studio and plein air, realism impressionism, expressionism to modern styles
  • Enjoy an introduction to photo transfers, encaustic and palette knife painting

Paint from photographs, memory or imagination, and possibly have the chance to exhibit your work in a gallery in downtown Seattle (circumstances permitting).

The instructor has written and published books on painting and will share some of her material so support your learning.


Supplies Needed

Please see the supply list.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn basic color theory
  • Gain an understanding of the different painting mediums and tools
  • Discover basic painting theory and techniques
  • Create a painting under the direction of a professional artist
  • Exhibit your work in a gallery

Meet Georgetta

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Beginning art students.
  • Intermediate art students who would like continued guidance from a professional artist.Anyone who would enjoy learning from a variety of media including real-time videoconferencing, written material, colorful photos and videos.
  • Art students who would like individual critique via email.


Student Testimonials

You are an extraordinary teacher!!! I was hesitant to take your class as I never considered myself artistic. Your patience, guidance, and encouragement helped me accomplish some great art! Any student would be lucky to have you! In person or online.....everyone sign up for Georgetta’s classes! ~Christina


Thank you for your dedication to education, Georgetta!! You are amazing. ~Bre


Georgetta is an amazing instructor! She's very resourceful, supportive and enthusiastic. All of this provides a beginning student with a great sense of comfort.


Georgetta's broad knowledge and ability to teach different skill levels really helped me expand my painting skills.


[I liked the] opportunity to personalize projects, learn from the work of others, and ask questions when needed and receive expert guidance.


The teacher is very encouraging and supportive.


Instructor had great assignments, provided feedback and suggestions to everyone equally, and is fun.

[I appreciated] the willingness of the teacher to teach and encourage students to make new challenges. -- Diana Sanchez Diaz

Instructor, Location & Fee

  • Instructor: Georgetta Gancarz
  • Where: Online: Real-time and interactive through videoconferencing
  • Fee: $199