The Course

During this live demonstration, renowned artist Yelena Lamm will guide you through her creative process, from the initial sketch to the final flourish.

What you will learn

You know, when I first scheduled this demonstration, my goal was to build a bridge between the awe-inspiring world of art and those just starting their journey. It's not just about watching paint dry; it's about igniting that spark of creativity within you.

With each brushstroke, you’ll not only watch a cow come to life on canvas but also develop the skills that form the foundation of any great artwork. You’ll see, by the end of this, you’ll have a solid understanding of painting that's both approachable and incredibly rewarding.

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Your instructor

Yelena Lamm was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and received formal art training from the N. K. Roerich Fine Arts School. Since 1995, she lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Yelena is painting primarily in oil. She loves to reflect on her subjects’ characters and personalities in her lively and colorful portraits of pets and animals. Yelena recently joined the Society of Animal Artists and was immediately accepted as a signature member. Yelena’s works were selected for and won awards in juried group exhibitions, including Oil Painters of America (OPA), Society of Animal Artists (SAA), and National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) national shows. She was a finalist in the 15th ARC Salon and a semi-finalist in the 16th ARC Salon. Her list of awards includes the recent Most Original Award of Excellence in OPA 2023 Eastern Regional Exhibition and Outstanding Achievement Animals in AWA 2023 Annual Online Juried Show. Britain’s most popular magazine for practicing artists, Artists, and Illustrators, featured Yelena’s animal portraits in a 6-page article and on the cover of their June 2023 issue. Yelena’s works are represented by galleries and acquired by collectors in the U.S. and abroad. 


The Format

Video shows the painting, the palette and the reference image.

The Setting

PFA Studio