Yana Beylinson – Big Flowers: Painting in a Large Format (Online); Thursdays, May 2-30, 2024 (no class May 23)

Date: Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16 & 30, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time, 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00-8:00 PM London Time
Oil or acrylic

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This course is geared towards oil painting in large format, from a photo reference. We will focus on florals as the subject appropriate for May. Suggested size of support: 24” or larger. Do not exceed 60 “ on the longest side.

In this class we will go through the following stages:

  • Concepting and preparing your photo references
  • Gridding techniques for accurate scaling
  • Gauging and preparing your painting surface
  • Methods of underpainting/underdrawing
  • Palette organization and mixing
  • Brushes and application


I always discuss the spiritual dimension of art in my classes. It is especially important when you embark on a large painting that might take months or even years to complete.

We will talk about the following:

  • The importance of cultivating a strong vision and intent
  • Goal setting and manifesting
  • Establishing your creative practice
  • Developing a resilient creative mindset


We will meet every week for the first three classes, building momentum and learning all the preparatory steps.

Following these sessions, we will take a strategic break for 1 week to allow you to get started and hopefully make significant strides in your painting working independently.

Upon reconvening in Week 4, our focus will be mostly on reviewing and equipping you to continue with your painting beyond the class. This approach ensures a balance between guided learning and independent creative expression.

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Yana Beylinson is a contemporary NJ / NYC painter who has exhibited in the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Principle Gallery, and many others. She had a solo show “Synesthesia” at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO in 2022. Beylinson’s work has won a number of awards and belongs to private collections internationally. Her paintings were included in the public collection of the Emergency Department of Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, NY. Beylinson has created large-scale installations in Hong Kong and China. Having studied at the New York Academy of Art and the School of Visual Arts, Beylinson expanded her knowledge through extensive travel and study of art history.

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 a private class 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 or visit your Online Classrooms to find your active classes.

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