Philip Frey – Abstracting the Interior (Online); Thursdays, October 19-November 9, 2023

Date: Thursdays, October 19-November 9, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time, 1:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time, 6:00-8:30 PM London Time*
Level: All
Medium: All painting mediums (Philip will demo in oil)

*Please note that daylight savings time ends on October 29 in the United States so please check you class times on November 2 & 9 if you are participating in this class from outside of the U.S.

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All painters need to reinvigorate their creativity, from time to time, when our images become stale or rote. One way to do so is to look freshly at things by breaking down what we see into its basic, abstract elements: value, line, composition, and color. Interiors are an ideal subject to present seminal exercises designed to develop our creativity and expand our composition ideas and color palettes. Students will learn to reopen the doors to authenticity and grow as an artist. Be prepared to be challenged artistically, develop insights, and have fun. Open to all painters.

Each session will include a presentation/demonstration, followed by a series of painting exercises and instructional review of student work. A materials list will be supplied at registration. Philip will be painting in oil color.

Philip Frey is a celebrated career artist and instructor with a recently published book, Philip Frey: Here and Now, by Daniel Kany and Carl Little. Philip is known for his engaging, illuminating and positive teaching style. He is skilled at addressing his student’s abilities and helping them mature as an artist. He exhibits at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Greenhut Galleries, Edgewater Gallery and Carver Hill Gallery and will be featured in a solo exhibition at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in the summer of 2022.

Philip Frey is not only an inspiringly dynamic artist and but a patient and insightful teacher. His workshop transformed the way I look at the world and how I now approach the ever daunting blank canvas….which is now with confident intention! Having access to and learning from an artist of his caliber is truly a gift. 

— Queennette Santiago of Petaluma, CA.

I have taken several of Philip’s workshops and initially thought that they would be redundant but I was wrong. His different approaches to plein air, figure drawing and still life kept each fresh and challenging. I enjoyed each one and learned new concepts as well as reviewing old ones. 

— M. Beaulieu of Bernard, ME. 

To see Frey’s work visit:

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • You will have access to an online class group message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.