The Frontin Lecture Series, now open to public enrollment, is held Mondays from 5 to 8 p.m. in the second-floor Jean B. Chalmers Art Gallery of Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St.

By popular demand from studio art class members, this demonstration and lecture series offers advanced study in composition, paint handling, color mixing and advanced techniques such as edges. Frontin will show how working up a careful grisaille study to a finished oil painting in stages can alleviate some of the difficulties in achieving desired results.

This lecture course was created as a supplement to the twice-weekly studio sessions that meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m.; or as an introduction to the method of teaching Frontin initiated during the winter of 2010.

There is a session cost for both the lecture and studio series, with a reduced lecture fee for those enrolled in the studio. New students are regularly admitted and supported from the beginning stage into the most advanced. Guests are welcome to drop in and try a session ($30) or simply visit and observe the process. Once monthly, new students are admitted.

Frontin is well-known and admired on a national level. He has shown in prestigious galleries in New York City and reputable local galleries, and his work is owned by museums and major art collectors. He cites 400 years of traditional instruction through the techniques he shares and personally oversees, and some students, age 14 into eighties, have been in the class since its inception.

For more information and to register, call the  Lincoln Street Center’s office at 594-6490 or send email to

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to