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Online Class - Wildlife Painting - Painting Lions - Courage, Dignity & Honor- with Neadeen Masters

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Online Painting Class

Is Wildlife a Subject You Wish to Learn?

You Can Begin Here with Painting Lions


How to Paint Fur - Begin with Painting Lions!

Excellent Value

Not Available Anywhere Else On the Internet

  • Unlimited access to teacher support and feedback for the duration of the class.
  • Step by step video demonstrations of the painting techniques and development of the composition.
  • Step by step written notes to follow along with the videos. (easy to download and print)
  • *Acrylic Self paced for self study - Students have unlimited access to class materials... no time limit restrictions.
Have you always wanted to know how to paint animal fur?

This wildlife subject is designed to get you started!

If you have struggled with painting lion fur or animal fur and are not too sure how to get started; Artist Neadeen Masters has created an online art class that will answer many of your questions.

"How to paint fur" will be a subject you won't shy away from. We all know how frustrating it can be to create depth and realism when painting animal subjects. Not being able to paint fur can make our wildlife subjects look anything but real. If you're serious about learning basic fur painting techniques, in this case painting lions, you're in the right place. After taking this class, you'll have a greater understanding of the painting techniques and painting processes that will help you tackle other wildlife subjects and you'll be able to approach many other lion studies in the future.

how-to-paint-fur-online-art-classes-art-apprentice-online.jpg Painting the Background Treatment

The class videos begin with painting demonstrations showing how to start painting the background treatment as seen above... Creating a soft atmospheric effect in the background is an excellent backdrop for many wildlife subjects. Once this skill is learned it will come in very useful in the furture. Students also learn how to mix colors directly on the canvas using a simple 'mottling' painting technique. After the background is in place, the underpainting and blocking in of the animal begins...

Class Presentation

Once enrolled in the class, students gain access to the online classroom on our website. Here you will find all the class materials such as the supply list, class videos, lessons and other support materials. As you watch the videos, the teacher helps you prepare for the class, discusses the supplies and begins the creative process. Students follow along with the videos and use the printed text lessons as an extra support for the class. At anytime you can ask for help via email or by uploading a photograph of your painting into the class forums. Your teacher is always ready to offer suggestions and give feedback to help you create a successful painting you'll be happy with.


Learn How to Paint Fur from the Best Seat in the House!

  • Up close videos allow students to paint the details of the face, ear and muzzle. You have the best seat in the house and you can rewind the videos over and over to watch and learn every detail  as they unfold. Details are explained with videos, step by step text lessons and photographs. 
  • This class is designed for all skill levels, however prior painting experience is always helpful. For the new or novice painter, there is a great deal of growth that will happen and the opportunity to re-watch the teaching videos over and over makes learning that much easier.

Media: Artist Acrylics - Pure Pigments - if you are an oil painter, this technique may be adapted for oils, as long as you are comfortable with doing so.

Surface Size: Stretched Canvas - size 20"x24"




  • There are many classroom forums where you'll upload photographs  of your work, and questions and answers are shared between students and me the instructor. Feedback is very important. This helps you know that you are on the right track. If there are any issues or challenges, these Q & A’s forums help clarify anything that might not be completely clear to you.


Learning Outcome

  • Learn how to paint short and long fur.
  • Learn painting techniques necessary to develop depth and dimension. 
  • Learn how to create shadow and light
  • Learn to create a mottled background treatment.
  • Learn how to apply transparent color glazes.
  • Learn how to use color contrasts ranging from background atmosphere to the main subject.
  • Discover and learn how to use hard and soft, lost and found edges for establishing dimension.
  • Learn how to handle the color palette with brush mixing techniques.
  • Learn how to work with a limited palette.

*** All materials are in the classroom - you can start painting immediately.

Contact info: For further information related to this course please contact the instructor directly: neadeenmasters@artapprenticeonline.com
*Acrylic Self paced for self study - Students have unlimited access to class materials... no time limit restrictions.


 Courage, Dignity and Honor with Neadeen Masters - Copyright 2009 - All rights reserved

Product Videos

Acrylic Painting Techniques - Painting A Mottled Background (03:54)
Learn to paint with acrylics - Using a mop brush to soften and create a blurred atmospheric look to your painted backgrounds...watch this short clip with teacher and artist Neadeen masters as she demonstrates how she uses a mop brush. This is only one way to use the mop brush. Join Neadeen and other instructors from the Art Apprentice Online Art School for online classes and a full range of teacher tested art supplies and tools.http://www.artapprenticeonline.comandwww.traditionsartschool.com
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Product Reviews

  1. Love the Class

    Posted by terry bradshaw on 5th Jul 2014

    Love the class and when i get through it I will be taking more. This is
    everything thing i was looking for but could not find till now.
    Absolutely love it.

  2. awesome

    Posted by carleen synan on 2nd Feb 2013

    It is going to take me awhile to fiqure all this out. I was unable to open and called and got speedy answer and was helped all the way. Thank you. I can't wait to get started and will take all the animal classes that you have

  3. Very rewarding experience!

    Posted by your student from Canada on 29th Jan 2013

    Always wanted to paint a lion for my husband. This class answered all the questions about how to paint lions that I was able to complete the painting. I was very proud to present this as a gift to my husband. He loved it. I am a new painter. If I can do it...you can too. Thank you Neadeen your a great teacher.

  4. Painting Lions

    Posted by Laurence - New York, USA on 4th Dec 2012

    This is the first online art class I have taken. I was looking for a painting class to teach me how to go about painting lions. Thank you Neadeen Masters for teaching me a painting method and the painting techniques for painting these great cats. After taking your online art class I am very happy with what I learned about painting lions. I enjoy the way you teach and how you start the study. The teaching videos show all the steps and good demonstrations. For me this was important. Very Excellent class.

  5. Very good class

    Posted by Justine - UK on 11th Nov 2012

    I am so pleased that I took this class. Neadeen is a very good teacher and I was so happy to be in this class. I am going to take many other classes here. They are very professional and great teachers.

  6. First Big Cat

    Posted by Sharon Wolf on 7th Jun 2012

    This was scary for me before I started as I knew it would be a challenge to produce something I would be happy with. I needn't have worried because Neadeen is so thorough and helpful with suggestions at each stage. One of the important things she suggests, is to trace onto acetate and use this at regular intervals to check as certain featurs can get distorted (grow) i.e. the nose.

    Thank you again for a brilliant workshop!

  7. me too

    Posted by Unknown on 31st Dec 2010

    Nadeen delivers outstanding courses and I am taking advantage of the price savings. Can hardly wait for this class.

  8. tic tic tic.

    Posted by Sonia on 29th Dec 2010

    I am waiting on this class and I am excited to learn with you again. The other classes I took with you are excellent and I will wait patiently on this one. Your Lion is majestic.

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