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Mural Master Class with Pascal Amblard
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Mural Master Class

7 Day Intensive Master Class | Monday, July 10 - Monday July 17, 2017 | Instructor: Pascal Amblard

This seven-day intensive course is a rare opportunity for those wanting to design and paint on a grand scale. Learn to create from start to finish, large scale murals in the tradition of Tiepolo and other 18th century masters. Work side by side with Pascal Amblard as he shows you his process for designing and painting murals in an elegant and efficient manner.
Mr. Amblard will lecture on the key points of design including
  • rules and methods of composition
  • values and rendering of volume and light
  • use of values in overall composition
  • linear illusionistic perspective
  • use of color schemes in murals
  • composing and mural design using Photoshop
  • landscapes and atmospheric perspective
  • use of reference material
As a participating artist you will design and paint your own mural, and may customize your work, according to your aspirations and level of experience. Class is limited to a small group of 8 artists. Demonstrations of painting technique and individualized instruction will help you achieve your painting goals.

class fee:

Reservation fee: $600
Class fee includes canvas,paints,and materials used in class; a set of professional quality brushes; and a tube for transporting your finished mural home.


Lynne Rutter Studio | 2325 3rd St. #207, San Francisco, CA (map)


Monday July 10 - Monday July 17. This is a 7 day class in an 8 day schedule, which will include a one-day break.

Class hours:

9:30 AM to 6:00 PM


  • To reserve a place in this class, you may send a check for the deposit ($600) to Lynne Rutter at the above address.
  • Please include your email and phone number so we may confirm your reservation.
  • You may also use the blue PayPal button below to reserve on-line.
  • Installment of $850. will be due on or before June 15, 2017 to confirm your space in class.
  • Because of the distance Mr Amblard is traveling, class fees will not be refundable after June 15, 2017
  • Remaining class fee ($750) is due on or before the first day of class. Payment by cash or check is preferred.
  • Please Contact the studio with questions about this or other classes.
Mural Master Class w/ Pascal Amblard

above: a previous class in progress; right: Pascal Amblard demonstrating at a recent class

WELCOME to the workshop page!

Lynne Rutter Studio occasionally hosts decorative painting and mural classes and specialized workshops on the finer points of decorative art, gilding, and finishing, taught hands-on by established, practicing artists in a spacious, working atelier. Classes emphasize traditional techniques and materials and practical methods.

Contact the studio with questions, or to be added to the email list.

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"What a great, immersive experience, to learn something- really learn something I can use- in such a wonderful space... "

"Thank you Lynne! I loved everything about this class- the work, your generous teaching and humor, the magnificent studio space, and the great food! Please let me know as soon as you schedule another class!"

"I just finished an entire 10 by 12 foot cloud ceiling in a little over one day all by myself. It came out awesome and I have you to thank for teaching me how to paint clouds so easily. I amazed myself and my client."

"This is what I want to do and you have totally encouraged me to do it. I didn't want to leave your studio, I had to much fun..."

"Of course I wear a tiara while I am painting. Doesn't everyone?"

"Thank you so much for taking the time to teach us. I haven't been so inspired in so long! Looking forward to more classes. "