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Winter Class

Oil Painting for Beginners

  • Instructor: Edgar Jerins
  • Ages: Adult and Teen 14+
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Dates: 02/01/2022 - 03/01/2022
  • Class not held on: 02/22/2022
  • Sessions: 4
  • Fee: $185 / $167 Members
  • Print Materials List

    Oil Painting for Beginners – Materials List


    • The canvas size is up to the student, but an overall good size would be 18 x 24. There are now many inexpensive cradled wood panels that are excellent. You would want it primed. If you buy an 18 x 24 cotton duck canvas the weave is very strong and before class, I suggest getting a small container of acrylic gesso and putting a couple of extra layers to smooth out the surface. If you’re working on primed linen, no additional preparation of the surface would be necessary.


    • A pallet to put your paint on. This can be any type of oil palette, including disposable oil painting paper palette.


    • A cup that attaches to the palette that would hold odorless mineral spirits.


    • A small bottle or can of odorless mineral spirits.


    • If you don’t have a preferred medium, I suggest Windsor & Newton Liquin.


    • If you’re just starting out, getting a set of oil paints with at least six colors would be a good start. Everyone will need Titanium White.


    If you want to buy individual tubes and not a set, here are some good suggestions.


    Naples Yellow.

    Raw Sienna

    Cadmium Orange — can be hue

    Cadmium Red — can be hue

    Raw Umber

    Viridian Green

    Alizarin Crimson


    • A variety of bristle brushes. A few small rounds. I really like Filbert brushes. Perhaps one through six size. And some flats and bright. They can be Utrecht or Blick brand.


    • One synthetic brush round #1


    • Some cotton rags or a roll of paper towels. The best is Viva soft.
  • 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 a still life or they can bring their own photographs. Intermediate and advanced students are also welcomed to create individual projects with the instructor as they continue to develop their work.