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Beginning Oil Painting – A Simple Approach for Rapid Success

Beginning Oil Painting – A Simple Approach for Rapid Success

Wednesdays, September 30 - October 21
9:30 am - noon

Quickly gain basic oil painting skills with this simple approach and start creating your own original art with confidence. Students will learn techniques to help simplify the complexities of oil painting, alleviating the fears and frustrations experienced by many beginners. Students will learning how to gather and compose your own references and how to use a simple, repeatable process to execute a painting from start to finish. This course is designed to equip you with the skills and know-how to create your very own, original painting in oil and to begin your artistic journey! 

VIRTUAL CLASS INFO: This class will be held online through Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before class begins. While the class will be held virtually, your registration will include admission to the Museum. You are encouraged to visit the Museum during normal Museum hours.

Wednesdays, September 30 – October 21
9:30 am – noon

Ages: Adults (15+) / All Levels
Instructor: Mike Callahan


Paint: M. Graham brand 
Titanium White (37ml) Hansa Yellow (37ml), Quinacridone Rose (37 ml), Phthalocyanine Blue (37 ml)

Thinner: Weber Turpenoid (pint) or similar artist’s grade odorless mineral spirits. 

Medium: M. Graham Walnut Oil (4oz)

Silicoil cleaning jar or other small glass jar with sealable lid (for thinner)

Small can such as olive can (for medium)

Synthetic Brights OR Filberts: Silverbrush Bristlon #2, #4, and #10
Connoisseur Pure Synthetic, #2, #4, and #10
Or any quality hog bristle in those sizes if the student already owns their own brushes.

Painting or Palette knife (steel, NOT plastic)

Disposable Palette
New Wave Disposable Palette (grey) or similar

Brush Cleaner
The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver – Preserver, 1 oz

4-canvas panels or stretched canvases 9”x12”, 11”x14” OR 12”x16”

Roll of absorbent paper towels (i.e. Viva or Blue Shop Towels)

Optional: Nitrile gloves

Approximate cost of above items $100- $120

September 30, 2020 9:30 am – noon