Manet, Cezanne, Oceans, and a Pear
Spring, 2020

Class Overview

Thank You for joining our class!
This is a mixed-level class with experience ranging from intermediate to professional. Go at your own pace and remember, everyone learns from everyone!

Demonstrations will feature oils for painting and charcoal and graphite for drawing. A List of Materials is available HERE.

Conversation is welcome, so feel free to speak up and ask questions.
The more I hear from you the more I can help.

Anita Clipston, Garlic Clove


Paint with your eyes, your mind, and your intuition. Connect with your subject.

Get in over your head and take on bigger challenges.

Think abstractly. Don’t attach a name to the things you paint.

Focus on the process more than the outcome.

Watch your state of mind while you work.

Have fun and give it some feeling!



Christopher Gallego, American Realist Painter & Draftsman, images, bio page

Christopher Gallego, Instructor

Christopher Gallego studied at the School of Visual Arts, the National Academy School of Fine Arts, and the Art Students League of New York with Jack Faragasso, Harvey Dinnerstein, and Ronald Sherr. He was class monitor for three of his four years as a student.

He has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and a major cash prize from the Rathbone Family of Art Historians.

Exhibitions include OK Harris Works of Art, Hirschl & Adler Modern, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Arkansas Arts Center, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, and the Rockefeller Fund.

He has taught live classes and workshops since 1992 and online classes since 2015.
Gallego’s blog posts are read by tens of thousands of artists and non-artists worldwide.

He lives and works in Saratoga County, New York.