Beginning Oil Painting

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Make like Monet, Vermeer, and Rothko and give your paintings the captivating color and texture they’ve been craving with oil paint. Working from still-life arrangements –and live models during one of the final classes –you’ll learn about color, composition, and paint application. Soon enough, you’ll master the art of oil and expertly depict and creatively interpret what you observe. Our knowledgeable instructor will provide valuable feedback and guidance in a structured but relaxed environment. No experience is necessary.
Please bring the following to the first week of class:
Small metal palette knife
A variety of brushes- 3 are fine, but you should have a large (1"-1.5") flat.
Turpenoid (blue and white can, small size)
Glass jar
Palette paper
Rubber gloves optional
Something to paint on- canvas paper, canvas board, stretched canvas - your choice.
Oil paint- small tubes. Some good brands include Gamblin, Amsterdam, Windsor Newton, and can be purchased at Blick in the Landmark Center, near the Fenway, or Pearl on Mass Ave in Central Square.
Please bring the following colors:
burnt umber
titanium white
cadmium red (hue is fine)
alizarin crimson (hue is fine)
cadmium yellow (hue is fine)
lemon yellow OR cadmium yellow light
phthalo green
French ultramarine blue OR cobalt blue
Prussian blue
cerulean blue (optional)
dioxazine purple (optional)

Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Thu


Anya Smolnikova 



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Registration Closes On
Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/20/2017 - 8/24/2017 Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Boston, BCAE  Map Anya Smolnikova