The Perrin Method™

Live Well. Paint Well. Holistic Art Training.




The Perrin Method™, created by Master Painter Dennis Perrin. 

A virtual course with Dennis Perrin and team is more than just teaching about technique and picture making.

It's a 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.

Joining a Perrin Method™ Course ensures a complete exposure to the lineage of the great painters historically, and an immersion in the full enjoyment of the Creative Process.

By teaching students to imagine and visualize their completed paintings, Perrin provides the student with an infallible road map to the successful completion of any creative project. 

"Manifesting a painting is no different than manifesting any other experience in our lives."

– Dennis Perrin


Tune in anytime, anywhere in the world

Go at your own pace


Through a consistent process of vivid interaction, including live-streamed demonstrations, lively, interactive discussion, individual research projects, and real time Q & A, along with one on one mentoring, we explore and discover together personal, creative terrain that has yet only been imagined.

By eliminating conflicting, dissonant beliefs, and sharpening focus on real, attainable yet lofty goals, you will soar to heights of painting and creative expression that you may not have thought possible. 

Oh, and we also delve into more “realistic” topics like, simplification, value identification, design and composition, color theory, the power of temperature shifting, paint application, palette principles, and so very much more!

Hear from The Perrin Method™ Virtual Students:

  • “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.”

    The Perrin Method™ Student

  • “There is no doubt that learning the Perrin Method has improved my painting skills . The calm manner of presentation, visualization and reflective thoughts of our instructor have led me to a higher level on the ‘reason’ why I want to paint and gives me determined purpose to continue to learn and to grow. I have enjoyed this plein air experience immensely. I felt like I was right there with you at the pond and watching Aimee chase squirrels at the park. Besides the technical aspects of the course, it was the genuine camaraderie that uplifted my spirits and gave me that eagerness to learn more and put it into action. I was not able to get outdoors as much as I would have liked but there are days and months ahead with plein air from my window. Blessings to all of you.”

    The Perrin Method™ Student

  • “Dennis, This course (and the other one I took) have been amazing. I’ve learned so much, changed so much, love the water soluble oils, changed my whole studio set up, the way I think about painting, etc. Can’t thank you enough and everyone who participates as well. So much gratitude.”

    The Perrin Method™ Student


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Dennis teaches live workshops all across the US and abroad.

If you've always wanted to learn from the Master Painter in person, this is your opportunity.