Metals Masterclass

Metals Masterclass

An oil painting MasterClass in capturing shine in a range of metals

Are you ready to demystify painting metals?

Just imagine all the new exciting still life’s you can create once you understand painting metal.

If you struggle to get the elusive shine and reflections of metal then this MasterClass has got you covered. This MasterClass covers every metal: Copper, Brass, Silver, and Pewter. Get ready to capture that shine effortlessly and with a loose painterly touch!


7 Extensive Video Lessons
Reference Images for Every Lesson
A Complete List of Materials

Over 5 Hours of Content!

Lesson 1

Kitchen Brass, Radishes, and a Shallot

35 minutes

In this video:

  • Explore the warm tones of kitchen brass alongside vibrant radishes and a shallot.
  • Learn to render the unique sheen and textures of brass objects while capturing the freshness of vegetables.
Lesson 2

Blue Hydrangeas, Brass, and a Sugar Bowl

38 minutes

In this lesson you will learn to:

  • Combine the elegance of blue hydrangeas with the reflective surfaces of brass and a delft sugar bowl.
  • Master the interplay between floral textures and metallic luster, creating depth and contrast.
Lesson 3

Copper and Yellow Flowers

35 minutes

Things that are covered in this lesson:

  • Dive into the rich hues of copper juxtaposed with the vibrancy of yellow roses.
  • Discover techniques to portray the warmth and glow of copper alongside the delicate beauty of roses.
Vital Art Sessions Copper and Yellow Flowers Featured Image
Lesson 4

Chiaroscuro Copper and Apricots

35 minutes

Here you will learn to:

  • Explore the dramatic lighting effects of chiaroscuro on copper objects and luscious apricots.
  • Learn to create striking contrasts between light and shadow, enhancing the allure of copper and fruit.
Lesson 5

Pewter and Nectarines

34 minutes

In this lesson we tackle how to:

  • Study the subdued elegance of pewter against the vividness of nectarines.
  • Develop skills in capturing the muted tones and subtle reflections of pewter alongside the fruit’s vivid colors.
Lesson 6

Holiday Tea Time (with Silver)

38 minutes

You will discover how to:

  • Embrace the festive spirit by painting a scene featuring a silver tea kettle in a holiday colored setting.
  • Learn to portray the brilliance and shine of silver objects amidst a rich and celebratory atmosphere.
Pink Roses and Tea - Facebook Live Demonstration Featured Image
Lesson 7

Pink Garden Roses and Silver

1 Hour 41 minutes

Things you’ll learn to achieve here are to:

  • Combine the ethereal beauty of pink garden roses with the sophistication of silver elements.
  • Refine techniques to depict the softness of roses against the gleaming allure of sharp silver accents.
February 2021 Vital Plus Lesson Featured Image Pink Garden Roses


Are there reference images?

Yes! Each lesson provides you with reference photos of the set up, the painting, and color palette.

How many video lessons do I get?

There are 7 extensive lessons with over 5 hours of content in total!

Do I get access to all videos at once?

Yes! This way you can choose which lesson you’d like to start with and access any of them at your convenience.

How long will I have access to the videos?

Members of the Art Life School retain access for as long as they have an active subscription – no need to purchase this masterclass separately – it’s included!

Lifetime Access is available to purchase below – you’ll retain access to these lessons even if you don’t have an Art Life School membership.

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Metals Masterclass

Metals Masterclass

Regular Price: $500