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Summer Class

Experimenting with Oils

Oil Painting for Beginners

  • Instructor: Edgar Jerins
  • Ages: Adult and Teen 14+
  • Day: Monday
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Dates: 08/10/2020 - 08/31/2020
  • Sessions: 4
  • Fee: $132 / $119 Members
  • Print Materials List


    • A cup for odorless mineral spirits.
    • A pallet –  either wood, glass or paper pallet made for oil paint.
    • Paints – The paints can be whatever quality the student desires.  Naples yellow or yellow ocher, cadmium red and cadmium yellow, raw sienna, raw umber, viridian green, ultramarine or cobalt blue, alizarin crimson, mars or ivory black and titanium white.
    • Brushes –  bristle brushes – a number 1 round, number 1 and 3 Filbert,  & a 6 and 8 flat. Imitation sable – number 1 and 3. Also feel free to bring more brushes if you have them.
    • Medium – any medium that the student is comfortable with. Liquin is a good all-around medium.
    • Odorless mineral spirits.
    • Stretched canvas and or gesso boards (not canvas board) about 11”x14”
    • Smock, apron and/or clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. We will get messy!
  • Register for this Class

This 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 welcome to create individual projects with the instructor as they continue to develop their work.