Dennis Perrin and The Perrin Method is happy to announce the first of it's kind:

A virtual masterclass

A 2 part class, available to anyone with access to the internet, anywhere in the world.

With the capability to share his vast knowledge virtually, we are bringing to you this full multi-media painting experience. 


Painting is more than just a process of creating a piece of art. It is a state of being that has application well beyond the domain of the palette, canvas, and easel.

Dennis Perrin, a Master Painter and Teacher, with over 30 years of experience, will demonstrate the power of thought in transforming your art into a powerful expression of who you really are!

what students of the perrin method are saying:

"I have studied with many nationally known painters. But this class and its' cutting edge presentation has truly been inspirational. Reviewing the videos numerous times has finally cemented a process that is entirely new to me! Dennis' commentary also has led me to a whole new way of thinking in the abstract so that I am painting the essence of a subject, not a realistic rendition. I am excited beyond words and am looking forward to the next segment." – C.D.


"I first want to thank you for everything you've done to make the Figure in the Interior course so meaningful. I had no idea what to expect when I signed up for your class and I am overwhelmed with the depth of what you've covered. Besides being unconditionally supportive and positive, you profoundly understand all the hidden mental obstacles that can burden painting students.  The meditative exercises, videos, and reading suggestions were brilliant tools that have helped me understand and face these quiet and harmful distractions. You have opened my mind in ways I never dreamed possible and I feel myself becoming a better artist already. I am filled with gratitude!" – H.C.


“Thank you so much Dennis, you have shared so much and made such a difference. I love your beautiful paintings, loved seeing how you do it paint-wise and deeply appreciated seeing your calmness and mindfulness whilst painting. I had no idea when I signed up for the course how wonderful it would be. What a gift you are to the world. Thank you.” – P.M.


“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!” – V.E.

a 2 part virtual masterclass

Spanning over 2 days (August 18th & 19th), Dennis will teach 2 classes while painting the water lilies in his own pond, bringing you into his painting experience.

All video streaming is recorded, and can be watched or downloaded anytime (within 2 weeks of the masterclass).

Through advances in technology using “live” streaming and annotated video,  Dennis will give you personal, revolutionary instruction on not just how to paint, but how to think about painting in a whole new way that will simplify and enliven your paintings and bring the joy into painting sunlight and any other subject of your choosing.

From Dennis, The creator of the Perrin Method

"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!"



Our virtual streaming video works on any computer or smart device. 

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 masterclass:

2 two hour classes with Master Painter Dennis Perrin

Downloadable File of the Masterclass - Available to Stream for 2 weeks following the class or download to your own computer or device.


*To join the live streaming masterclass (which is also recorded) you will need either a computer, smart phone, or tablet.


virtual masterclass Cost:



Payment Forms Accepted:



How can I watch the masterclass? 

Our masterclasses use a streaming service called Ustream. If you're tuning in from a computer, all you have to do is tune in with the link we provide. If you're tuning in from a smart phone or other device, you will need to download the app called "Ustream".

What if I can't make the live class time? 

The live masterclass times will be Thursday, August 18th at 11am EST, and Friday, August 19th at 11am EST. If you can't make these live times, you will be able to watch the recording for up to 2 weeks after the class. You can also download the file for later viewing.




Refund/Returns Policy:
We are confident that you are going to love every part of the Perrin Method™ Virtual Masterclass. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase of the Virtual Masterclass, please contact us for a full refund within 14 days after completion of the class. Refunds are only available with proof of participation in order to be eligible within 14 days.