Painting Classes Starting Soon!

Become A Consistently Better Painter

Early in my painting career I was told that you will paint 10 paintings to get 2 that are worth keeping. I’m not sure I agree. By learning a series of fundamental skills, I think that your average could easily be that more than half of your paintings are keepers.

In my La Jolla Athenaeum studio classes, I teach proven methods that will help you become more skilled, confident and excited about sitting down to paint with confidence and control. As you progress, I will push you to paint subjects that will take you in new directions, and empower you to continually find things to paint you might never have thought you could. These skills translate perfectly over to “plein air” painting, working outdoors, directly from nature. Learn the basics and open up a new world of possibilities that will offer a lifetime of painting enjoyment.

Our Thursday class (at Bread & Salt, East Village) is full — but the Thursday morning class in La Jolla still has several spaces available and begins in late January. Classes are fun, yet challenging. Reserve your space today!

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Since 2003, Jeff Yeomans’ work has explored urban and rural perspectives, SoCal beach culture and the changing face of contemporary California. This past summer, the Irvine Museum, Oceanside Museum of Art, Frederick Weisman Museum in Malibu and Huntington Beach Art Center, all featured his paintings.

“I grew up in Southern California in the 60s, and all I wanted to do was surf with my friends and do anything involved with art. Forty years later, painting, teaching and being near the ocean are still how I spend my time. Being retired is not in my future, I’ve found something better. I guess I should grow up at some point. Oops, too late.”

During the last decade, Yeomans has received recognition as a respected regional artist. Among his awards is “Best Urban Landscape” at the California Art Club’s 97th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition (2008) and a commission for the Naval Hospital in San Diego giving recognition to the wounded warriors of our military.

Seven of his paintings are included in “Land of Sunlight” a book of landscape paintings of the San Diego region, and two others in “California Light: A Century of Landscapes,” published by Rizzoli and the California Art Club.

He is an Artist Member of the California Art Club, Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and teaches painting at the La Jolla Athenaeum Art & Music Library.