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Mixing oil paintsPortico Fine Art offers a variety of painting classes suitable for every skill level.

Instructor Jordan Pope believes in sharing the secrets of good art and focuses on individual instruction to develop specific skills in a positive, nurturing atmosphere.

Classes are not only for serious students—they're also for the hobbyist who is enriching their life with the love of beauty and expression.

Many of Jordan's students have gone on to win awards, have gallery exhibitions, and enter professional art shows.

Studio Classes Now accepting registrations

Studio classes are now outdoor classes in the tailgate of your car. Classes are held in reserved spaces in the parking lot behind our gallery.

Please call (805) 729-8454 to register.

  • Beginner and Advanced
  • Small Classes (8 to 12 Students)—receive individual instruction
  • Oils and Drawing
  • Classes are held safely and in accordance with health guidelines
  • Morning classes (Wed & Tues 8:30am - 11:30am)
  • Ongoing classes in 6-week increments (1 class per week), start anytime you want
  • Convenient reserved parking

Please call (805) 729-8454 to receive information on these wonderful classes and our new procedures to ensure you have a healthy, happy experience.

Here's a video about our new curbside classes:

Plein Air Learn to paint Alla Prima style in nature

Next Plein Air Workshop: to be announced in fall of 2020.

  • How to start and complete a painting
  • Alla Prima style painting, using wet into wet paint
  • Learning to see and simplify your subject
  • Massing in correct color values
  • How to make natural believable color
  • Aero perspective in painting
  • Creating a focal point
  • How to use painterly edges and learning to see them

Please call (805) 729-8454 to receive more information on this wonderful workshop.

About the Instructor, Jordan Pope


  • Jordan has taught classes and workshops since 1993
  • Voted "Best Art Instructor," Montecito Journal's 2013 "Best of the Best"
  • Her paintings have graced the covers of 5 Southern California magazines
  • Member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and the California Art Club

Color Workshop Discover and master color mixing and matching

Next Color Workshop: to be announced in early 2021.

Learn about:

  • Making the colors of nature
  • Warm and cool colors
  • Formulas for making skin tones
  • Creating highlights and shadows
  • Basic color mixing

Please call (805) 729-8454 to register or receive more information about this workshop