Beginning Painting: Oils


Learn how to paint using oils on canvas, board and paper


What you can learn.

  • Learn color mixing, brush handling, oil paint safety, and concept development
  • Learn techniques like glazing and alla primia
  • Participate in group demonstrations, critiques, and one-on-one guidance

About this course:

Students learn how to paint using oil paint on canvas, board, and paper. Instruction covers preparation, color mixing, brush handling, oil paint media, safety, and concept development. Techniques, such as glazing and alla prima, are explored with an emphasis on personal expression. Instruction includes group demonstrations, slides, critique, and one-on-one guidance. Slides and discussions introduce students to important historical and contemporary examples of paintings.
X 5A Basic Drawing I or equivalent experience.

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