composition in art

For beginners

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how would your art change if you

Knew How To:

1. Use the principles of composition to create paintings that are more emotionally impactful?

2. Control where the viewer's eye goes when they look at your painting?

3. Use the science of composition to create paintings that are more pleasing to the viewer's brain?

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Did you know that you can arrange the elements in your art to be scientifically more pleasing to the eye?

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composition in art

For beginners

Composition in Art for Beginners is a self-paced course designed to help beginner artists learn, practice, and take advantage of the principles of composition to improve the look & feel of their art.

This course uses gouache paint for our painting studies, but you may also use acrylic paint.

Great art is more than a pretty picture - it's a science!

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who is this course for?

Composition in Art for Beginners is for artists like you. You have a lot of ideas for your artwork, but you want to make sure that it is both visually appealing and has emotional depth. Essentially, you want your artwork to have the "wow" factor.


  1. 2D artists, such as painters, illustrators, digital artists, and 3D artists, such as sculptors and ceramicists, photographers students, Graphic designers, and ANYONE who wants to create artwork with more impact!


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Do you think that students who paint only one study in an art course will retain more information or those who paint multiple studies?

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Smaller painting demonstrations =

More practice + more learning - PRESSURE!

We will create 16 thumbnail sketches/paintings in this course. The first 10 will be easy to intermediate level, and the last 6 will be more difficult, working from famous masters' paintings throughout history.

Two benefits of creating thumbnails are:

  • First, you get to practice painting compositions without worrying about perfection or skill level.
  • Second, once the course is finished, these thumbnails will serve as a reminder of what was learned by providing you with a visual aid.

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Module Two: Mastering the Principles of Composition




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Painting Abstract Concept Vector Illustration.
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These bite-sized lessons provide an overview of composition concepts and examples from real works of art.

Students complete a painting study based on the principle of composition being learned.

Is it me? Or is it hard to remember what you have just learned sometimes? Let's reinforce our learning with a review!

what can we learn from the masters?

In Composition in Art for Beginners, we will take a closer look at the works of some of the most influential artists in history and analyze their use of composition. By understanding how the masters used composition, we can learn to apply these same techniques to our own work and level up our paintings!

module three: masters studies

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Concepts and Principles you will learn and apply in this course

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  • Asymmetry
  • Steelyard
  • Blur
  • Center
  • Frame
  • Color
  • Contrast
  • Diagonal
  • Distractions
  • Golden Spiral
  • Golden Triangle
  • Group
  • Lighting

  • Line
  • Leading Lines
  • Movement
  • Negative/Positive Space
  • Pattern
  • Portrait
  • Close-up
  • Medium Body
  • Full Body
  • Fashion
  • Posture
  • Props
  • Turn Away
  • Scale
  • Rule of Thirds
  • S-Curve
  • Shapes
  • Circle
  • Square
  • Triangle
  • Focal Point
  • Blur
  • Texture
  • Detail
  • Balance
  • Symmetry
  • Dominant Subject
  • Perspective


Hi, I'm Beth!

Beth Gatza is a professional artist and art teacher with more than a decade of experience working with A-list entertainment, business professionals, and celebrities. Her artwork has been featured in film and television and her work is held in private and public collections nationally and internationally.

Beth created Composition in Art for Beginners to provide world-class education to anyone who has the desire and drive to improve their artwork. Through years of experience, trial and error, and teaching, Beth has developed proven processes that not only make learning fun again but also produce stunning results.

If you're interested in learning how composition can take your artwork to the next level, Beth can help!

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how long is the course?

The course runtime is 6hr55m This course is broken into 18 bite-sized lessons to help you complete the course at your own pace and schedule.

What is your refund policy?

We offer a 30 Day 100% refund policy, no questions asked for the first 30 days of your purchase! It really is that simple. We believe in our product and in keeping our customers 100% satisfied.

Can I view the course more than once?

Yes! This course is designed to allow you to work at your own pace. All of the content is available as soon as you purchase the course for as long as you need it! You have unlimited access to the materials and can view the course as many times as you'd like!

What supplies are required?

A list of recommended supplies is covered in the course!

Are any supplies provided?

No, what you are purchasing is pre-recorded video lessons! Each section is broken down into manageable video lessons so you can easily look back and review sections if needed.

Do I need to know how to draw to take this class?

No previous drawing experience is necessary. Beth will show you how to paint everything that is covered in the course using tips and tricks that make creating simple!

How do I change my password?

Once you have accessed your account using the username and password provided, you can change your password by selecting the profile icon in the top right (this looks like the outline of a person!) and selecting "settings". Then, scroll down to the section labeled "password". Here, you will enter the current password and your new password twice. Once you select "save" in the bottom righthand corner, your profile will update!

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