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Fall Class

Sketching in Oils

  • Instructor: Sylvia Vigliani
  • Ages: Adult and Teen 14+
  • Day: Thursday
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Dates: 10/03/2019 - 12/05/2019
  • Class not held on: Nov. 28
  • Sessions: 9
  • Fee: $279 / $251 Members
  • Print Materials List

    Students may work with either water mixable or regular oil paints. Use Medium for regular oil paints please. Clean up will use no flammable thinners; only soap and safflower or other vegetable oil.

    Oil Tubes:

    • Titanium white
    • Cadmium Yellow
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Cadmium Red
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Burnt Umber
    • Ivory Black

    Optional colors: Sap green, Cerulean blue

    • Palette knife for mixing:  flexible  1” . Palette knife must be flexible with a “spring” movement to the touch
    • Palette: Paper Palette pad 9” x 12”
    • Supports: Primed gesso board, canvas board, stretched canvas, or canvas pad. 9” x 12”” or larger
    • Oil Brushes: 8, 6 4 and 2. (Princeton 5200 Natural Bristle Filbert) are a great brush for the price, (available from Dick
    • Medium: For thinning the paint, use a small jar of fast-drying medium, such as Winsor & Newton Liquin, Gamblin Neo-Meglip, or Graham Walnut Alkyd
    • 1 small empty glass jar, 2 oz-4 oz (optional)
    • Rags for painting, sold in paint stores

    For Cleaning:

    • Paper towels
    • Soap, such as Trader Joe’s Oatmeal & Honey bar soap, or Murphy’s Oil liquid soap Safflower oil or baby oil

    No Flammable materials allowed in the room, please

    If any questions, please contact the Instructor

  • Register for this Class

In this class, students will learn to use a limited palette and work freely from landscape photographs. The emphasis will be on creating quick color paintings, completing a new image each session. The results will be short, fluid sketches that stand alone as artworks, or can be used as studies for further painting. The class is well suited for the beginner as well as more experienced student. Both students interested in building a portfolio, as well as experimenting in a new approach are encouraged to try this class! Students may work with traditional oils or water mixable oils.