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What will you learn?

Join this course to enhance your skills and techniques. Chris Murray will work closely with intermediate artists to further explore composition, depth, and perspective. Take your drawings to the next level!

This is an advanced course so please bring the supplies you are most comfortable with. All students should have a sketchbook, drawing utensils, both graphite and charcoal, sharpeners, and kneaded erasers. 

Dates and Time:

Thursdays, 1 pm to 3 pm

Sept 21 to Nov 9, 2023


Refund Policy

  • A $25 fee will be charged for all class refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the class.
  • A $75 fee will be charged for all workshop refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to one (1) month prior to the workshop start date. Thereafter, norefunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the workshop.

                                                                 Chris Murray - Painting with Oils

                                                                                                           Chris Murray


Christopher R Murray is a fine artist, oil painter, portraitist, illustrator, graphic designer, and concept artist based in the Southeastern US. His style combines the techniques and traditions of the Great Masters with modern cultural and literary influences. He works in oils, digital media, spray paint, charcoal, graphite, and pen and ink.
Murray has created cover art and illustrations for historical, science-fiction/fantasy, and children’s books published by Horse Creek Publishing, Grandma’s Cabin Books, and Author House Free Press, as well as various regional magazines and publications. In 2009, he appeared on NBC News demonstrating spray paint art techniques. His painting “Post-Apocalyptic Landscape II” won the Mobile Press Register CLA award at the 2007 People’s Art Show in Mobile, AL and “Ukulele Hell Jamboree” won 1st place in the 2011 Soul Kitchen Music Art Contest.  He is often commissioned to paint oil portraits of humans and pets, and has completed various murals and T-shirt designs for Southeastern businesses and organizations. He regularly exhibits at art festivals, conventions, and galleries, currently including the Eastern Shore and Orange Beach art centers.
Murray studied painting and art history at The University of South Alabama from 2001 – 2006 and is currently teaching academic drawing and painting classes in Baldwin County. He lives on a pine tree farm on the Alabama Gulf Coast with his wife, two beagles, one cat, four donkeys, two cows, and a horse. When not working on the visual arts, he composes music and gardens.