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Mural Master Class

Mural Painting Master Class |Instructor: Pascal Amblard | dates TBA

This 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 renowned French master Pascal Amblard, as he shows you his process for designing and painting murals in an elegant and efficient manner. This intensive workshop emphasizes design and individual style.
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 5 to 8 artists. Demonstrations of painting technique and individualized instruction will help you achieve your painting goals.
Pascal Amblard has been granted a prestigious O-1B visa in order to teach this class.

class fee:

includes six full days of instruction, full-sizes canvas mural panel, brushes, and all paint materials used in class, and a large tube for transporting your mural home.


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


Monday- Saturday


  • On-line reservations for this class are now closed.
  • please Contact the studio to inquire about this or other class.

above: a previous class in progress; right: Pascal Amblard demonstrating in a recent mural class at Lynne Rutter Studio.

WELCOME to the workshop page!

Lynne Rutter Studio occasionally hosts decorative painting classes and specialized workshops on the finer points of decorative art, gilding, murals, 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... 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! 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. "