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Summer Class

Oil Painting for Beginners

  • Instructor: Edgar Jerins
  • Ages: Adult and Teen 14+
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Dates: 07/23/2024 - 08/20/2024
  • Sessions: 5
  • Fee: $231 / $208 Members / $196 Senior Members
  • Print Materials List

    Oil Painting for Beginners – Materials List:

    • 18 x 24 primed canvas or wood
    • A pallet to put your paint on – this can be any type of oil palette, including disposable paper palette.
    • A cup that attaches to the palette that would hold odorless mineral spirits.
    • A small bottle or can of odorless mineral spirits.
    • Windsor & Newton Liquin medium
    • Odorless mineral spirits
    • A variety of bristle brushes (hogs hair) – include a Filbert #6, Flat #8, Round #2. They can all be Utrecht or Blick brand.
    • Round #1 synthetic brush
    • Some cotton rags or a roll of paper towels – the best is Viva soft.
    • Oil Paints:
      Titanium White
      Cadmium Yellow light
      Viridian Green
      Alizarin Crimson
      Ultramarine Blue 
  • Register for this Class

An introduction to the basic principles of painting through observational still life exercises. The class will explore color, form, light, shadow and composition. The instructor will have painting technique demonstrations where students will learn how to mix colors, apply paint, and work in layers to create a luminous oil painting. Students are free to work from the class’ still life or they can bring their own photographs. Intermediate and advanced students are also welcome to create individual projects with the instructor as they continue to develop their work.