Kefauver Fine Arts

Beginning and Intermediate Art Classes and Plein Air Excursions
for Teens and Adults

Join up for in-house art intruction in a comfortable studio setting.

Plein air classes in and around the Pemaquid Pennisula are also available for groups of 3 or more. Call or write to inquire.

Kefauver's Studio

Study the painting of landscapes, the still life or portraits in a comfortable studio environment. Small classes tailored to your level and desires for your own goals. Never more than 4 students at a time for online classes, 6 for plein air.

You'll find that you can learn at your own pace and take your creativity wherever it leads you. I won't force my style on you, but guide you through demonstration, suggestion, and critique. We'll work together as you explore and develop your own style and technique.

See below for testimonials about the online classes.

Coastal Maine is a treasure trove of amazing scenery waiting for the plein air painter. Let me guide you to some of this wonder on a painting excursion!


Sign up for a 5 or 10-week group of sessions or just set aside an afternoon to spend in the studio. If your schedule is flexible, mine can be too. You can sign up for a 10 week session and use your hours during any class with available space.

Three hour group lessons (online or plein air), 5 sessions — $235, 10 sessions — $470

Drop-ins — If you'd just like to come by for a session (and I have room that day), stop in for a lesson whenever you have time. Single lessons are $55 per..

Private three hour studio lesson — $60 per

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"I've found the Zoom classes to be very useful.  One of the things I like best is that we get to see and hear ALL of Will’s comments, rather than just those aimed at our own painting. In that sense, I almost like them better than painting in his studio! :)"

— W.B., Intermediate Painter

“I have been painting with Will Kefauver for the last six months. Being a watercolorist for thirty years, I wanted to explore painting with oils. Most of our time has been with Zoom, but Will has made it a real classroom. His attention to detail and explanations, great sense of humor, and patience has made it a wonderful and fun learning experience. Will has certainly made the medium come alive for me.”

— J.K., Professional Artist

“My paintings have improved enormously since I started taking lessons from Will. With his easy-going manner, helpful suggestions, and with him painting the same scenes beside you, everyone becomes better, no matter what level you start at.”

— C.G., Intermediate Painter

"Being new to oil painting, and art lessons in general, I wasn’t sure what I would get out of virtual painting classes, but it was worth a try.  Will is an incredibly accomplished painter. Turns out he is an equally excellent teacher! I learned so much in my first ten lessons. I am amazed how he can use Zoom to teach the precepts,  talk me through techniques as needed, correct missteps, and get me back on course. He is patient and so kind. He instills confidence, which is the mark of a great teacher. It occurred to me one day, the guidance is his but the brushstrokes are 100% mine! I love the results. I’m on my third round of classes and am learning every day."

— V.I., Begining Painter

"Will has an uncanny knack of zeroing in on the needs of students at very different levels of skill. In the class I had with him, some students had art degrees already and some had never painted before. Will was able to make useful and appropriate suggestions for each person. He is good-natured and enthusiastic, and brings forth the best effort from his students."

— P.P., Professional Artist

"Having Will as an instructor was a wonderful experience. He has a way of explaining things that stays with you long after the class.  He introduced me to brushes I didn't even know existed and he showed me different techniques with brushes that made me no longer fearful of painting pine trees.

I learned a lot in the classes I've taken with Will and look forward to becoming a better painter working with him."

— E.D., Beginning Painter

"Will Kefauver is a brilliant artist and masterful teacher that brings hope, joy, vision, and inspiration to students of every age. Will instructed my daughter, son, and mother and helped them all paint beautiful paintings that we are proud to have hanging in our home. He is kind, caring, gentle, and insightful as a teacher; and we all feel very blessed to have him in our lives. Thank you, Will, for showing us that anything is possible and that there is a gifted artist that lives within all of us!"

— E.B, Mother of Two Teen Students

"Will Kefauver is a genius and a truly great artist, and he made me feel like my art work was important."

— H.B., Beginning Painter, 92 years old

"Will is not only a gifted artist but also an exceptional teacher and coach. To have both these qualities is truly special. Will has helped me to enjoy creating and viewing art far beyond my expectations from six months ago when I started lessons."

— B.R.M., Intermediate Painter. )

Beginning painters

Learn the basics — from choosing a subject to deciding on the proper composition to ensure a pleasing painting.

Some of the topics we'll explore:
• Laying out your palette
• How to mix colors
• Choosing the right brush
• Drawing for the painting
• The sketch — pencil or paint?
• What's a thumbnail and why do I care?
• Working from photographs

Kefauver Studio & Gallery students painting at Pemaquid Point

Young students enjoying a painting afternoon at Pemaquid Point.

Intermediate Painters

If you've already got some painting under your belt, it may be time to move to the next level.

We'll investigate:
• Finding your technique
• Refining your compositions
• Atmospheric perspective in your landscape
• Using your "edges" to improve your painting

Plein Air Excursions

Join me for excursions to select painting locations in mid-coast Maine! Sessions being developed now. Pricing to be determined.

We might investigate:
• The harbors
• Docks and boats
• The rocky coast
• Monhegan Island

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Kefauver Studios, student work button


All paintings reproduced on this site can be made available as high quality giclee prints on canvas or archival papers.
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