Painting with the Masters

In partnership with Maryhill Museum of Art & The Dalles Art Center

Where:  Maryhill Museum of Art, classroom in new wing

When:  8 Mondays     9:00am - 1:00pm (30 min. lunch break)

September 24th

October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

November 5th, & 12th

Maximum: 15 students

Tuition:  $275.00 if member of TDAC or Maryhill   $300 nonmembers

Sign up at The Dalles Art Center

One of the oldest methods for developing painting skills is to copy master artworks from museums. The process allows discovery of the techniques used to make paintings in the style of the Master. The end result may not be a duplicate painting, but an exploration of methods.  


The Dalles Art Center and Maryhill Museum of Art will be partnering to give you an opportunity to explore the collection and choose a masterwork from the exhibition highlighting Classical Realism. Over the course of four weeks, established artist, Chris Pothier, will lead you through this extraordinary, time-honored tradition.  


All classes are held in the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center at Maryhill Museum enrollment includes four free passes (for April 2018) to the Maryhill Museum of Art for further study of your work.  


To enroll, call The Dalles Art Center at 541.296.4759 or Maryhill Museum of Art at 509-773-3733 x25 by March 28 (deadline for registration).

Materials list & note from the Instructor: 

A toned panel (I will explain during class) or canvas to be used for the copy


oil brushes (preferably sable)


any oil paint you may have (preferably artists’ grade)


*my preferred palette:

cadmium yellow medium

cadmium red medium

cerulean blue

cobalt blue


burnt umber

titanium white

ultramarine blue




alizarin crimson

naples yellow


I will have some paint on hand, in case you cannot afford to buy all the paint


please email me with questions at


Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 - 5 pm

Admission is Free


Winter conditions may effect TDAC hours. 

In general, TDAC will follow the Public Library Closure Schedule during severe winter weather conditions.


Please call 541-296-4759 for closures due to winter weather. 

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