Unleashing Your Artistic Powers

A 3 week virtual course

Perrin's teachings strike the perfect balance of mental practice, emotional posture, and physical skill to empower you to create compelling, vivid, and memorable paintings that reverberate with poetry and emotion.


Why would I want to take this course?

Whether you are a novice painter looking for experienced guidance, or an experienced veteran looking for a next step, The Essentials of Painting is for you! Dennis Perrin, Master Painter and the founder and creator of The Perrin Method™, has devised a revolutionary course that reaches back into the history of painting and brings forward the most empowering principles of design, composition, and technique that can soon put your painting efforts into hyper-drive!


Become a “Poet in Paint” - Learn how to set the mood and execute the exquisite subtleties that are the essentials of painting.

Gain a thorough understanding of the General to Specific Process - Discover, perhaps for the first time, how to turn your vision into a reality, while having fun and truly enjoying the process.

Take charge! - Find out how, through a mastery of the painting method, you can be firmly in the driver’s seat throughout the process. This includes all materials and palette, as well as paint application, color, value, and temperature.

Feedback - Get real time feedback from Master Painter Dennis Perrin on your efforts, refining and evolving into the painter you know you can be. 

Combining the best of the Masters with the empowering principles of the Law of Attraction, Perrin will take you through the steps to painting Nirvana, Unleashing your Artistic Powers in ways you never imagined!

“Dennis, your method has begun to solve my longstanding issue of color vs value. I had been taught value comes first, but was still not clever enough to keep my values separate on the palette. I paint mostly chiaroscuro and in the particular style I was familiar with, shadows were to be mysterious and transparent. Except for the odd reflected light or translucent effect, shadows were mostly left to themselves. There is very little value or color done in shadows other than right around the transition. I love how alive your shadows become! I never liked my paintings not done with the dark shadowy background. Now I realize how to handle higher key paintings and make them interesting! Play with the shadows! Your method will be terrific whatever the style in which I choose to paint! I am so happy you share all your wonderful insights with students! I found your first online class in December 2015. I have signed up for every subsequent class and will do so for your next one. You and the other students have been my own wonderful armchair art workshop for over a half a year! And you all feel like supportive friends. And I hope you continue to offer classes on any subject you can dream up!” – Perrin Method Student


Consisting of a Pre-Study Module, and 3 Weekly Modules

you can expect to learn & receive the following:

◊ Who is Dennis Perrin and what does he have to offer?

◊ Learn how to design and compose powerful paintings that will leap off the wall and grab the attention of anyone who views them.

◊ How to keep your palette and colors easily and simply organized so your palette serves you.

◊ How to conceive of your painting in a holistic way so that every part works easily with every other.

◊ Find out what makes a painting great, and how you can apply it to your own work.

◊ What colors and brushes best align with your intentions for your paintings.

◊ Discover the secret Source of creative wealth that you already possess and can learn to tap into, making the process of painting an experience of joy and satisfaction.

 Unlock the Artist that lives inside you and become the Artist you already know yourself to be.

◊ How to align your intentions and your beliefs in order to achieve unlimited results in your work.

◊ For perhaps the first time, learn what it means to become truly Creative through the powerful Law of Attraction.

◊ Come into possession of The Perrin Method™, a process that will make painting easier and more enjoyable than you ever thought possible.


◊ Learn how to create beautiful, bold, stunning paintings while enjoying the process from conception to completion.

◊ Benefit from the tutelage of a Master painter anywhere, anytime, and in the comfort of your own studio.

◊ Reach back into the history of Art and bring forward the secrets of the Masters.

◊ Gain a new understanding of the power of the palette and how to get the most from this very important instrument.

◊ Have the opportunity to get beneficial feedback from a Master teacher and painter.

◊ Enjoy the benefits of the course well beyond the dates of the course.

From Dennis Perrin:

"I encourage my students to first practice visualizing the finished painting in their mind’s eye before they even touch a brush or paint. In fact, we often begin our classes with a guided meditation that encourages them to “see” the finished painting.

I then invite them to step slightly back and see that the painting is mounted on their easel, just below is their palette covered in swirls of paint, with brushes and paraphernalia nearby. I also invite them to “see” their own hand and to realize that they are the artist that created this painting.

Through this process, the student enters the role of being the creator of this work and sets the stage for them to now “allow” the painting to come into being in real, physical terms. This simple but powerful shift takes the painting process to a whole new level!"

An online course with Dennis Perrin and The Perrin Method™ is comprehensive experience on how to think about painting, where a painting comes from, a self-examination of the question "Why Paint,?" as well as a thorough exploration of color, value, temperature, technique and materials.

"Dennis' teaching technique is well organized and gets to the point in producing a great painting. It's one of the best workshop investments I've made!" – Perrin Method Student

Connect with the Virtual Classroom and join Dennis from anywhere in the world


Our virtual classroom works on any computer or smart device. You will also be able to connect with Dennis and other students in the classroom. 

"Dennis, as a painter who is passionate about flowers, I've admired the elegance and lusciousness of your wonderful paintings from the moment I first came across them online. Now after interacting with you through this program, I see that the beauty in the paintings comes from the beauty and generosity of your soul. I've appreciated the care with which you created and presented this program. You provided no-nonsense, clear direction you give on the technical aspects of painting, with gentle encouragement, balanced with an emphasis on the inner work (our intention/passion/joy) reminding us that that is even more important in creating a piece of art than simply the techniques. Thanks so much for sharing the wisdom you've accumulated over years of painting, learning and teaching. It was an excellent program and one that I am very glad I said yes to. Thanks to Camille, for providing the technical support to make this available to us no matter where or when we could participate." 

– Perrin Method Student

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.

To view the artist's current work, please visit the Gallery website here.

What's Included in this Course:

3 weeks of lessons, demos, and instructional videos with Master Painter Dennis Perrin

3 weekly homework assignments

Email Support

Online Virtual Classroom for Entire Course and Beyond (Lifetime Access)

3 Live Q&A Calls with teacher Dennis Perrin



Course Cost:

$350 (payment plan available)


Payment Forms Accepted:



When will the Live Calls take place? 

The Live Q&A Calls will take place on each Monday at 6pm EST following the week before. For example, our Module 1 call will take place on Monday, November 28th. Because students are in all different time zones across the planet with all different schedules, every call is recorded and can be viewed anytime after the call is over. There will also be an opportunity to submit your call beforehand in case you aren’t able to be present for the call time.

Do I only get to ask my questions on in the Live Q&A Call on Mondays?

You can ask questions daily in the Group Discussions part of the virtual Classroom. For the live video Q&A, that takes place on Mondays. 

Can I miss a week or two or three and catchup? 

Yes absolutely. The course comes with lifetime access to the classroom material, so it will never expire. We encourage each student to go at their own pace with whatever their current schedule will allow. You can still submit assignments and get feedback, questions answered after the end of the course. 

Do I need my own studio to take the course? 

You don’t need to have a studio set up to take this course. We recommend finding a space in your home where you will be able to leave your supplies setup without being dismantled. 

Will I receive a certificate for this course?

Students that submit all assignments to the teacher can receive a certificate of completion upon request. 



Refund/Returns Policy:
We are confident that you are going to love every part of the Perrin Method™ The Essentials of Painting Course. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase of the The Essentials of Painting Course, please contact us for a full refund within 14 days after completion of course. Refunds are only available with submission of all completed assignments and proof of participation in order to be eligible within 14 days.