Want to create better oil paintings?

I offer oil painting lessons and education for individuals of just about every age and skill level.


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An ever growing education program right from the comfort of your own home or studio

Video Lessons

Instant access to an ever growing collection of instructional videos. Currently 31 - and over 8 hours. Lessons for all levels.


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Have direct access to Ethan in the online community along with a system that enables for interactive video lessons.

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Come join "The Studio" with Ethan as he demonstrates some of the fundamentals as well as the tricks you'll need to start creating better paintings immediately - not months from now.

What some of my students say

“Your information is like a passenger reading it to land a plane! All the pilots secrets are in there. it brings back those college days, where you we’re suppose to KNOW instinctively how to master the different medium. Boy, do you hit home.” 
Bill Hegarty, Virginia
I have gotten a tremendous amount of information...your information lays out the fine details and techniques which are rarely taught in today’s universities. It is great for teaching, as well as for use in one’s own studio.
Jenny Lasswell
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Frequently asked questions

What courses will I take?

All music majors take a group of the basic classes including general theory, basic training, world history, and latest technologies, and industry specific lessons. You will also take private lessons with an applied instructor.

What can you offer that I cannot get at other online schools?

With us you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most notable professionals in the field. We are intricately involved with education across the U.S. Our students regularly participate in local, state-wide, and national workshops and festivals.

How can I choose my courses?

We offer a number of different learning paths, which you are invited to read and choose the one that better meets your needs. However if you need any advice or clarifications, we are at your disposal at any time.

What if the student and teacher’s personalities don’t work well together or the student is dissatisfied?

We have 16 teachers so if a problem occurs – which is extremely rare – we can switch you over to one of the other teachers. If you think you may get more out of lessons from a teacher with a different teaching style, we have the flexibility to change you to another instructor.