A 4 week virtual course

With requests streaming in from all over the planet, Dennis decided to bring his teaching to the virtual level, giving you the opportunity to learn to paint and polish your craft from any location in the world.

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


Watch Facebook Live Recording with Dennis, sharing about this course and his love for Still Life:


Why would I want to take this course?

Art History Perspective - Be a part of the lineage from the Dutch Masters through the 19th Century French and German Still Life painters, and on to the 20th & 21st Century Masters of the Still Life.

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

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. 

“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 4 Weekly Modules, you can expect to learn the following:

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

◊ Learn the History and Lineage behind the Still Life and its allure in Art History.

◊ 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.

◊ How to compose powerful, simple statements so your paintings sing cleanly and clearly, even across the room.

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

◊ How to look at a painting you admire and easily discern what makes it great.

◊ How to simplify your paintings to achieve unity, power, and clarity.

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


    "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!"

    What you can expect to learn from this class:

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

    ◆ Discover the satisfaction of Simplification, being in joyful control of your paintings from start to finish.

    ◆ 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.

    ◆ Find out what the most important tool of all is for the artist. The answer will surprise you.

    "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:

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

    4 weekly homework assignments

    Email Support

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

    4 Live Q&A Calls with teacher Dennis Perrin



    Course Tuition:


    (payment plan available)


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    Refund/Returns Policy:
    We are confident that you are going to love every part of the Perrin Method™ Still Life Mastery Course. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase of the Still Life Mastery 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.