A leader in the San Diego art community, Concetta K. Antico, The Salon of Art's owner and instructor, has taught thousands of students over the last 20 years. Many beginner students who have never painted before have gone away from Concetta's painting classes with a new found love for not only painting, but the world around them.
The Salon of Art offers several different levels of painting programs. Students who are new to oil painting, should start with a Beginning Level One where you can learn the basic techniques in an instructor led format. From there, you can move up to the Intermediate Level program, such as Independent Study and create a masterpiece of your own choice with your new found painting skills!
The Salon of Art also offers two Advanced Level courses. The Direct Painting programs will help you build your confidence when painting as you start to understand a more rapid and accurate application of color, value, form and edges. Spatial relationships, proportions, design, color theory and values for creating light and shadow are also featured in advanced courses. Once you have these concepts down, you might want to enroll in an En Plein Air program where you can take your painting outside! This is Concetta's specialty and source of most of her beautiful paintings which can be viewed in her Art Gallery. In these programs, you will learn the fundamentals of composition and special techniques to paint trees, water, rocks, sky and more.