This course is a 3-session extension of existing Fall course. Right of first refusal will be given to students already enrolled in Paint III: Oil Painting 1&2.
Class dates are Dec 3, 10 and 17th.
Are you interested in learning how to paint with oil but not sure where to start? Do you have some oil painting experience but need guidance in technique and material process? In this course, students learn the fundamental techniques of oil painting. Open to new students and those with some previous oil painting experience, this course is an in-depth study and practice of the medium. Did you know that oil paints are just pigment suspended in drying oil? It is one of the most versatile paint mediums; oil paint is able to achieve a range of effects from thin glazing to heavy impasto. Imagine setting up your painting easel in our historic Bunk House Studio as you learn about how to create your palate, mix paint, care for your brushes and store your work. The foundations of oil painting will be covered; from seeing shapes, form, color, tone, and light. Each session will begin with a demonstration followed by time to practice the new technique. At the end of the course students can expect to have a sample of test paintings exhibiting a range of methods and techniques.
Online suggestions: Dickblick.com
Oil paints (or water based oil paints) minimum 20ml tubes
Black (i.e. Mars, Lamp or Ivory)
*Titanium White -Large tube
Extra: Yellow Ochre or Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Dioxazine Purple.
You need a warm and cool of each color:
Blue: Ultramarine Blue (warm) & Cobalt Blue (Cool), extra: Cerulean
Green: Sap Green (Warm) & Phtalo (Cool)
Red: Cadmium Red Medium or Naphol red (Warm) & Alizarine Crimson (Cool)
Yellow: Cadmium Yellow Medium (Warm) & Cadmium Yellow Light/Pale or Lemon Yellow (Cool)
Feel free to purchase a painting set to start. They might not have the exact same colors but you
can add other tubes as you go.
Solvent (both to be used at home or outside the studio): Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) or
Spike oil (non-toxic but pricey and stinky)
Medium: walnut or linseed
(do not purchase walnut oil from the grocery store. It’s not the same)
Bristle and Synthetic brushes various shapes & sizes
Bristle: Windsor and Newton Flat No 8 + 6
Synthetic: Princeton Select, Round, short handle, size 2
Langnickle Royal Sable Tek Brush, Angular, short handle, 3/8 & ½ inch
Langnickle Royal Sable Tek Brush, Flat, Long Handle, size 8
Amazon set suggestions:
Transon Professional Art Paint Brush Set or Shuttle Art Paint Brush Set
9 x 12 pre-gessoed canvas pad
Large pad of disposable Palette sheets
Suggested: Plastic sealable palette holder: i.e. Masterson Stay-Wet Palette Seal & matching
Flexible metal palette knife: i.e. Blick Palette Knife Style 23 or 30 or 50
Rags or paper towel
Small empty Jars (with tops)
For Water soluble oil paints:
To clean brushes: Dawn dish soap & water
(Or Lava Brand soap)
Medium: Walnut oil or linseed oil (do not purchase walnut oil from the grocery store. It’s not
Suggested: Spike oil (quick drying natural solvent)