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Fall Class

In-Depth Oil Painting

  • Instructor: J.C. English
  • Ages: Adult and Teen 14+
  • Day: Saturday
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Dates: 09/24/2022 - 11/19/2022
  • Class not held on: 10/15/2022
  • Sessions: 8
  • Fee: $380 / $345 Members
  • Print Materials List


    • Paint: Grumbacher or Winsor/Newton – Only get Professional Grade, not Student Grade (these brands are good quality and reasonably priced).
    • Palette Knife: Flat or Trowel type (must be flexible). For mixing paint on palette.
    • Palette: Wood or glass – The wood is lightweight for transporting – They come in different sizes.
    • Stretched Canvas: Good sizes for portraits are 14 x 18 and 16 x 20.
    • Oil Painting Mediums: Turpentine (Turpinoid is best for class – no smell – Blue & White can), and Grumbacher or Winsor/Newton linseed oil (cold pressed). These are used to thin the paint to make it more liquid.
    • Palette cups or small glass jars with tight lids for carrying the mediums (at least 2).
    • Oil Colors: Titanium White (large tube – 150 ml), (the rest are small tubes – 37 ml.) Ivory Black, Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Sap Green, Cadmium Yellow Light (Grumbacher), Cadmium Red Light (Grumbacher), and Venetian Red (Block X Brand – you can probably only get this from a catalog).
    • Brushes: Flats and/or Filberts – BristleRobert Simmons Signets good quality – reasonably priced.  Brush sizes #2, #3, #4, #6 – (A good assortment to start out with- get a few of each size).
    • Roll of Paper Towels or rags for wiping brushes, etc.


    * If you want a good art supply catalog (the prices are much better than the stores) – Jerry’s Catalog : call toll free 1-800-827-8478 or (they carry almost everything).

This class has reached its capacity of students.

This class combines drawing and painting from life with subject matter such as clothed models and still life objects. Students can also work from pictures they bring. Students will learn the fundamentals of good painting: how light affects form, values, color, and design and how to get a likeness for a portrait. They can learn to use oil paint or use a medium of their choice if they know how to use it. All levels welcome.