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Spring Class

In-depth Oil Painting

  • Instructor: J.C. English
  • Ages: Adult and Teen 14+
  • Day: Saturday
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Dates: 04/23/2022 - 06/11/2022
  • Class not held on: 05/28/2022
  • Sessions: 7
  • Fee: $336 / $305 Members
  • Print Materials List

    Oil Painting Supplies:

    • 9 x 12 Pad of Newsprint (preferably smooth)
    • Wolff’s Carbon pencils #4B or 6B
    • Kneaded Eraser
    • 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 SimonsSignets good quality – reasonably priced.  Brush sizes #2, #3, #4, #6, #8 – (A good assortment to start out with).
    • 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).

  • Register for this Class

Experience painting from life while honing your skills with portraiture and still life. This class is designed for anyone interested in developing their understanding of the medium and its possibilities. This intermediate course focuses on hands-on painting time combined with one-on-one instruction. Students can bring their own picture to work from.