Ongoing Virtual Atelier with Master Painter Dennis Perrin

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“My singular purpose in creating the Dennis Perrin Academy is to give me a platform to encourage, inspire, and ultimately empower you to attain the highest possible goals you have set for yourself, and beyond. I hold the unshakeable belief that everyone can do, be, or have anything they desire, and that goes for being genius artists.


In fact, I know, without hesitation, that anyone who wants to be a great painter, in fact, already is, but simply lacks the tools to unlock their latent genius. 

Through a consistent process of vivid interaction, including live-streamed demonstrations, lively, interactive discussion, individual research projects, and real time Q & A, along with one on one mentoring, we will explore and discover together personal, creative terrain that has yet only been imagined.” 

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By eliminating conflicting, dissonant beliefs, and sharpening focus on real, attainable yet lofty goals, you will soar to heights of painting and creative expression that you may not have thought possible. 

Oh, and we’ll also delve into more “realistic” topics like, simplification, value identification, design and composition, color theory, the power of temperature shifting, paint application, palette principles, and so very much more! 

Features of The Dennis Perrin Academy

•Weekly Q & A Session with Master Painter Dennis Perrin

Within each Weekly Q & A Session with Master Painter Dennis Perrin, you’ll be able to pick the brain of the master on any topic of your heart’s desire. Nothing is off limits here! Expect Lively Discussions.

•Bi-weekly Live Painting Demonstrations with the best seat in the house (Live & Recorded)

All painting demonstrations are narrated throughout by Dennis, and will feature a variety of camera angles that focus on the subject, the canvas, and the palette. Also included is a discussion of materials, technique, set up and composition.

•Access to Interactive Academy Portal

Our cutting edge Academy portal offers an exciting environment meant to inspire. All aspects of the Academy will take place in our Portal, which is designed to work seamlessly on any device of your choosing. All you need is an internet connection.

•The Artists’ Cafe, an ongoing group discussion forum with in depth discussions on a variety of art related topics, led by Dennis Perrin

Join a worldwide growing community of Artists as we recreate the Cafe Guerbois virtually, we'll pull up our chairs around the virtual table and discuss an endless variety of art related topics. It promises to be fun, invigorating, even inspirational.

•Email Support with The Perrin Method™ Team:

It takes a village, right? We're here to help at any time. Through Live Chat on the website, via Email, or through The Artist's Cafe. The Perrin Method™ Team is here to support you in your journey as an Artist, and we only want to see you and your art thriving.

•Eligible to show work in Annual online student show (Marketed on social media and other platforms)

This is a unique opportunity to have your work be in front of a vast following worldwide. The show will be curated by Dennis Perrin, and will released to the public in the Fall of 2018. Eligibility requires a minimum of 3 months enrollment in the Academy.

•Monthly Action to research a particular era or movement in art history or an individual painter

Each month, a specific artist, era, movement, “ism,” or debate will be the focus of research. Findings will be reported in the Forum and may find their way into Cafe discussions.

•Individual Mentoring Sessions with Dennis Perrin (Quarterly)

An opportunity for a one on one session with Dennis Perrin for feedback, coaching, and empowerment. Mentoring sessions will take place on Zoom and scheduled in advance once per quarter.

•Certification of Achievement (with 1 & 2 year completion of assignments & submitted work)

Upon completion of one year of commitment to The Dennis Perrin Academy, you’ll receive a Certification of Achievement, which details your full participation in all the Academy activities, and a personal endorsement from Dennis Perrin as to your valued contributions to the leading edge knowledge base and worldwide community of The Perrin Method™, as well as your artistic accomplishments as a painter of unique vision and talent.

When you’re in the middle of a painting and it’s not going well, that’s not the time to begin practicing positive expectations. The momentum is too strong in the “not going well” direction. Instead, begin practicing your expectations in your mind during quiet moments like meditation or first thing in the morning while lingering in bed. This where you can get the momentum going in your favor. But if thinking about painting feels uncomfortable or resistant in any way, think about butterflies or unicorns or anything else that feels good when you do. That way you’ll be creating positive momentum, which will then spill over into your painting or anything else upon which you focus.
— Dennis Perrin

The Artist's Cafe is an Ongoing Group Forum, where we'll explore topics, share work, and gather in community with our artist peers. 

Imagine it’s the year 1870 and you’ve walked into the Cafe Guerbois in Paris. Artists are seated around tables, swilling absinthe, espresso, red wine, or stout ale. The conversations are animated and often loud. Most of the conversation is around the many facets of art and painting, and the faces of the artists are alive with excitement. 


As part of The Dennis Perrin Academy, we’ll recreate the cafe virtually, as we pull up our chairs around the virtual table and discuss an endless variety of art related topics. It promises to be fun, invigorating, even inspirational.

Reserve your seat at the cafe table and join a burgeoning worldwide community at The Perrin Method™ and The Dennis Perrin Academy.

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All activities are streamed directly through our interactive membership portal. With new high definition streaming technologies, all videos are accessible within the Academy.

You can access the Academy material from any device you choose. Whether it be a desktop at home, an ipad on the go, or from your smart phone, you can be a part of the movement whenever, wherever.

Monthly discussion themes may include art history, design and composition, color harmony, amplifying light, painting silver, telling a story, and more.

Once enrolled, you receive a login and link to our Academy Portal. All Live Demonstrations, Group Discussion Forum, Monthly Assignments, etc. all take place within our Portal. The Perrin Method™ team is available on Live Chat & Email to help you login, or to get your questions answered.

All video material is recorded and available to watch anytime. In addition to Live Painting Demonstrations with Dennis Perrin, you'll have access to a Weekly Live Q&A Session. Each quarter, you'll get a one-on-one Mentoring Session, and be eligible to showcase your work in our Annual Student's Showcase. 


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About Master Painter Dennis Perrin

Dennis Perrin can best be described as a painter of light as it illuminates and describes the subject. Mr. Perrin always chooses to paint in front of the subject, not content to settle for photography or video as painting material. Dennis has been called an American Impressionist Painter in the Boston School tradition, and that is not surprising since among his greatest influences are the American Painters John Singer Sargeant, Edmund Tarbell, and Frank Benson, as well as the French painter Henri Fantin-Latour. Other major influences have been Diego Velasquez, Johannes Vermeer,  Thomas Dewing, Maxfield Parrish, Joseph DeCamp, and so many others.

A former member of the Guild of Boston Artists, Mr. Perrin paints in order to express his great love for the beauty seen all around, especially in his immediate environment. Dennis studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art with M. Dell Weller, who taught him the power of seeing and translating that vision into paint. He continues his studies exploring the subtleties of light through paint. Among his favorite subjects are the human figure, clothed and nude, flowers, still life, and the interior space, often populated with one or more figures. Though not as frequently seen in his work, Perrin is an avid plein air painter of the New England landscape.

We invite you to explore your journey and join us at The Dennis Perrin Academy. Due to the nature of the Academy features, enrollment is limited.

Our painting adventure is ready to launch. Are you on board?


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