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  • Tuesdays, Session 1, 3/6-4/10, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Tuesdays, Session 2, 4/24-5/29, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Cost: $175 Per Session (Materials Not Included)
  • Instructor: Karen Reid
  • Inquire about private sessions

This class is for students who have always wanted to learn to paint with oil and those who have knowledge of the medium and want to expand their skills. Students may use traditional oil paints or water based oil paints. We will work from direct observation with a live model and a variety of subject matter while exploring color, form, light and composition. The class will focus on the materials and techniques of painting.   There is strong focus and support on individual ideas and concepts as you progress in this class. Some drawing experience is helpful.


  • Canvas 2-3 surfaces to paint on no smaller than 11x14 (canvases, canvas panels or primed boards).
  • Pallet Knife
  • Brushes assorted oil brushes ( flats and rounds)  bristle and synthetic small and large sizes
  • Large container for water for water based oils. 2 closable containers with lid for thinner and linseed oil if using traditional oils.
  • Rags
  • Medium water based oil medium or linseed oil for traditional oils
  • Container small container for medium
  • Palette Disposable palette paper or freezer paper with masking tape to hold down, glass or wood
  • Paint thinner: 100%mineral spirits. Odorless is preferred. (Only get if using traditional oils)
  • Paints: water base or traditional
  • Paint colors: Titanium white, burnt sienna, burnt umber, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, cadmium yellow light, cadmium red, alizarin crimson. Any other colors you like.
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