From Drawing to Painting 2 with Linda Walker- (Summer)


This 6-week class will take the advanced beginner/intermediate student through good drawing practices and exercises with the goal of establishing a pattern of habit, structure, and design in their work and building confidence in their painting skills.




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Fridays, June 25 – July 30
9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Our health and safety plan:

  • Students who are fully vaccinated do not have to wear masks. Masks are required for those who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Students who are not fully vaccinated are asked to practice social distancing, staying 6 feet from others.
  • All students are asked to keep hands washed and/or use hand sanitizer when needed
  • people who are unvaccinated need to wear masks and practice social distancing at the art center and in all classes.

This is a 6 week class.

Please register early as class registration closes 48 hours before the start of first-class.  Registration must be accompanied by full payment.

Build your painting skills by establishing good drawing practices through sketches, value studies, thumbnails, and observation. This 6-week class continues the format From Drawing to Painting 1 with exercises and studies from still life to landscapes. The course will cover specific painting techniques, color analysis, brush work, and design. From Drawing to Painting 1 is not required for this class.

Each class will have a short talk, a demonstration, and time for individual, hands-on work. There will be personal follow-up by the instructor for each student. If students wish to work further on their art at home, they may e-mail a photo their work to the instructor for further advice or critique.

Though this class is primarily focused on oil painting, acrylic painters are welcome to join.

Open to advanced beginners and intermediate painters.


Scholarship information:

The Falmouth Art Center is very proud to have a scholarship fund supported by donations from members and friends.  It is available for both children and adults who have a great desire to create art.  Applications should be submitted to Laura Reckford, Executive Director of the Falmouth Art Center. If you have questions about our scholarship program, email us at  or call the art center at 508-540-3304.

Scholarship Information and Forms


Refunds will not be given within one week of the start of a class. Classes are not pro-rated, and there are no makeups for missed classes. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.

The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.

If Falmouth Public Schools are closed due to weather conditions, we will be closed and the missed classes will be rescheduled.



Small sketchbook—Strathmore toned paper, 5.5×8.5” recommended

Large sketchbook

Gray Scale & Value Finder

Vine charcoal

Soft pencils (2B recommended) and kneaded eraser

White hard pastel

Several small canvas panels for painting (9×12”, 10×12”); 1-2 larger canvas panels or stretched canvas (14×18”, 16×20”)

Ultra Fine Black Sharpie



Bring any additional colors that you enjoy using, but please have the following colors on hand in either oil or acrylic—

            White Titanium/Zinc


            Cadmium red medium or permanent red

            Cadmium yellow medium or permanent yellow

            Cadmium lemon yellow or permanent light or lemon yellow

            Cobalt blue

            Ultramarine blue

            Yellow Ochre

            Burnt Siena

            Chromatic Black—Gamblin

Gel solvent (Gamblin)


            A variety of sizes and shapes from #2-8.
            Small round #0 or #00 for signing.

            Please include a couple of filberts and a couple of flats

            Recommended brands (but please bring what you have)—Utrecht Natural Chungking Pure Bristle Brushes, Silver Bristlon Synthetic Brushes

            Recommended but not essential—Catalyst Ploytip Bristle by Princeton, #25

Palette knife—Liquitex #14 small painting knife for mixing recommended. A couple similar, smaller painting knives are very helpful for direct painting with the knife.

Paper towels and plastic bag for disposal


Instructor Bio

Linda Walker is a long-standing member of the Falmouth Art Center. Through the years, she has studied at the center with various teachers and visiting workshop artists in her favorite medium of oil painting. She has won numerous awards for her representational oil paintings and abstract pieces in oil and cold wax.

A graduate of Simmons University, her education combined liberal arts and communication at Simmons with fine arts and graphics courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Art. As owner of Linda Walker Design, she produced and coordinated advertising material for clients on Cape Cod and New England. In recent years, retirement has given her time to travel and return to painting. Sketchbook and camera in hand, she finds inspiring resources everywhere that quite often become an oil painting.

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