With Ron Marvin

Well-known artist and instructor, Ron Marvin, shares his vast knowledge and experience with students who will work from their own reference materials. Oil painting techniques and theories will be introduced through practice and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on choice of materials, depiction of light and shadow, brush techniques, basic color mixing and composition. This course will provide students with a foundation for creative expression in oil painting.

Tuesdays 9:00am-12:00pm (new time)
Weekly Class
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Supply Fee: No
Supply List: Yes

Class Fee: $30 Non-Member, $24 Member


We are following all CDC guidelines and safety protocols to ensure a comfortable and safe experience for all who enter the BAC. We will be practicing social distancing by limiting class size and separating class chairs 6' apart.  

All staff, volunteers and students will be required to wear a face covering or mask that covers your nose and mouth. Sick and vulnerable persons should not enter the building.  No-touch temperature will be taken.  All who enter must register upon entry.  Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout BAC.  

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Oil Painting

As a resident of St. Petersburg, Florida, Ron began painting at the age of eleven. He was the youngest child to be invited to the highly respected art class of David Anderson. Anderson requested some of Ron's work to be in his first gallery which opened in 1973.  By age fourteen, Ron was presenting annual one-man invitational shows and soon became the second highest grossing artist in the gallery. The St. Petersburg Times declared him a prodigy as they chronicled his life each year.


By the age of eighteen, Ron had won many local and national awards, including a scholarship to the Art students League of New York. His work has appeared in the winning pages of many national publications including Artist Magazine, American Artist, International Artist Magazine, as well as in the hard cover book "The Best of Portrait Painting" by North Light Publishers. In 2008, Ron placed first in the "Paint the Town" plein art competition in St. Petersburg. Ron has painted comissioned portraits of judges, politicians and many other prominent community leaders, including Judge Sanderlin and Professor Eleazor from Stetson University College of Law.


He is a member of the Portrait Society of America, and plans on continuing entering nationally recognized competitions.



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(727) 596-4331


1515 Bay Palm Blvd
Indian Rocks Beach
FL 33785, USA