Bring nuance & expression to your art with a deeper
understanding of foundational techniques.

Instructor: Alexandra Manukyan
Fine Art Painters, Digital Artists
For Stage(s): Beginner, Aspiring, Emerging, Accomplished, Master
Medium: Acrylic, Charcoal, Oil, Graphite, Photography

Not sure what stage you are? Visit our How It Works page for details.

Friday, March 1, 2024
Mar 1 | Mar 8 | Mar 15 | Mar 22
4 sessions, weekly
5pm – 9pm MST


Note: Price in $USD

11 in stock

High School, University, and College students get 30% off!
See FAQs at the bottom of this page for details.

Course Description

Discover the artistry within composition and structure as students explore a rich tapestry of techniques. Delve into the essence of color theory, unraveling its intricacies to craft artworks that go beyond the visual – they breathe with a vivid solubility, bringing depth and resonance to every stroke of creative expression.

In this course, students will explore diverse composition techniques such as the golden ratio, rule of thirds, spiral, pyramid, and more. Additionally, they’ll delve into theory, mastering vibrant and clean color palettes to ensure their paintings are vivid and free from muddiness.

Supply List
There will be an online lecture, and students will be given a homework for the next meeting.
Instructor Bio

Alexandra Manukyan was born and raised in Armenia.

She graduated from Fine Art College, and subsequently State Pedagogical University, where she majored in Teaching Fine Arts. Upon Immigrating to Los Angeles in 1990, Alexandra’s focus turned towards fashion. She graduated from fashion school and worked in the industry as a designer for two decades. She also studied Graphic Design in various colleges. Her experience in Graphic Design gave her the opportunity to branch into the entertainment industry by becoming a freelancer and creating movie posters for various entertainment agencies.

For over twenty years Alexandra has participated in numerous international, and local solo and group exhibitions. Alexandra left the fashion and entertainment industries to completely focus on fine art. Today, she teaches from her studio and creates artwork using the technical, and creative experience she has gained over the years.

artwork by alexandra manukyan
abstract painting of a woman
painting of a woman by Alexandra-Manukyan
painting of woman holding a skull
painting of a ballerina
painting of a woman with coral


How many registrations are required for a course to start?

A minimum of 6 registrations are required.  If 6 registrations are not received by the time the course is 24 hours from starting, the course will be cancelled and all registrants will receive complete refunds.

What is the maximum number of people in a course?

This varies for each course.  The maximum number of registrations is decided by the instructor.

Can I get a refund?

Up until 72 hours before a course’s first session you can receive a complete refund. You can cancel your registration via the My Account portal, or by contacting [email protected].

After this time no refunds will be given (if you have extenuating circumstances you believe justify a refund, contact us at [email protected]).

Can I register for a course already in progress?

No. Once a course has started, no new registrations are accepted.

Where will my course be held?

All courses meet online over Zoom. You will need a device equipped with a camera and a microphone to fully participate. 

If you have not used Zoom before, learn about how to use it here.

If you don’t regularly use Zoom, we recommend you join your first session 10-15 minutes early in case your computer needs to install or update Zoom.

How do I join my course?

You will receive a welcome email from [email protected] when you register.  This email includes the Zoom link to join your course session.  You will also receive 24 hour and 2 hour reminder emails before each session, and each of these emails includes the Zoom link.  You can also access the Zoom link to join your course in your MastriusChat group.

Are the sessions recorded?

Yes, every session is recorded and are typically available 24 hours after a session ends.  All session recordings will remain available for the duration of the course, and for one month following the last session.  The recordings are viewable within the MastriusChat platform, and cannot be downloaded.

What if I miss a session?

You’ll be able to watch the session’s recording.  If you have questions the recording doesn’t address, you can ask them in the chat feed of your course’s private MastriusChat group.

What is MastriusChat?

MastriusChat is an online discussion platform.  You and your fellow course registrants will be assigned to a private MastriusChat group where you can connect and support eachother via the chat “feed”. Your group is also where you’ll access the session recordings. Other resources in your MastriusChat group include a link to join your course sessions, and a library your instructor can use to share resources.

What is a Navigator?

A Navigator is an artist who joins your course to ensure both instructor and registrants have an enjoyable experience. They support (as required) with technology, timekeeping, moderating questions, and between-session discussions on MastriusChat. The Navigator has also joined the course as participant, and just like you, they’re wanting to grow their skills and learn the material.

I’m not ready to register because I still have questions. Who do I contact?

We’d be happy to help! 

Reach out to us at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to support you.


High School, University, and College students get 30% off ANY course (non-member price).

To claim this discount:

  1. Use coupon code in checkout: student_30_off
  2. Complete your checkout
  3. 🚩Before your course starts, Mastrius Registrations will contact you and WILL REQUIRE info to verify your student status