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Tue, Apr 13



Intro to Oil Painting Online Course

Week 1 :: Oil Sketching [ Apr 13 ] Week 2 :: Color Theory  [ Apr 20 ] Week 3 ::  Color Mixing  [ Apr 27]  Week 4 :: Composition  [ May 4 ] Week 5 :: Brushwork  [May 11 ] Week 6 :: Painting Light  [ May 18 ]

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Intro to Oil Painting Online Course
Intro to Oil Painting Online Course

Time & Location

Apr 13, 2021, 6:00 PM PDT – May 18, 2021, 8:30 PM PDT



About the Event

This is live online introductory oil painting class for beginner to intermediate painters who want to paint in oil but don't know how to get started, or want an overview of the basics to bring their work to the next level. A bonus is that this class supports artists who want to avoid the hazards of working with the dangerous mediums oil painting is known for.  In this course we will go in depth about materials, tools, color mixing, color theory, composition and painting with light in a Contemporary Impressionist style. Our 6 weeks cover 15 hours of painting total, giving the student ample time to complete projects each week while learning in a group environment online.

For this class, you will need to purchase your own supplies and join us online for a group lesson every week that takes you step by step through the painting process. Be sure to order all your supplies as soon a possbile and be prepared for the first day!

CLASS MEETS 6-8:30pm  PST Every Tuesday from Apr 13th- May18th

Week 1 :: Oil Sketching [ Apr 13 ]

      -How to make an oil sketch

      -How to map out subjects/objects

      -Blocking in


Week 2 :: Color Theory  [ Apr 20 ]

      -Elements of color

      -Seeing color

      -Color schemes

      -Manipulating color

      -Color harmony

Week 3 ::  Color Mixing  [ Apr 27] 

      -Choosing a color palette

      -Understanding tints, tones & shades

      -Mixing the colors you love

      -How to avoid muddy color mixes

Week 4 :: Composition  [ May 4 ]

      -How to pull the eye around an image

      -How to create peace versus tension

      -Composition structures

Week 5 :: Brushwork  [May 11 ]

      -Mark making




Week 6 :: Painting Light  [ May 18 ]

      -Painting a light source

      -Reflective light

      -Luminous objects


Here is a list of supplies needed for this course:

I found Blick Art Supply online had the best prices...

You may choose to purchase larger quantities of materials.

To purchase the items below, visit

WHAT YOU NEED:                                                                                                  Apx. Price

Blick Academic 5/8'' Profile Cotton Canvas - 11'' x 14'', 3 Pkgs of 2                       $18.27

Chelsea Classical Studio Brush Cleaner - Lavender Brush Cleaner, 4 oz                  $16.48

Blick Golden Nylon Brush Set - Set of 6                                                                   $16.33

Blick Painting Knife - 13/16'' x 2 7/8'', Traditional, Style 62                                      $6.59

Blick Palette Paper Pad - 9'' x 12'', 50 Sheets                                                         $6.60

Blick Studio Oil Colors - Zinc White, 200 ml tube                                                      $9.45

Blick Oil Colors - Crimson Alizarin, 38 ml tube                                                           $3.29

Blick Oil Colors - Phthalo Blue, 38 ml tube                                                                $3.29

Blick Oil Colors - Cadmium Yellow Hue, 38 ml tube                                                  $3.29

Blick Oil Colors - Burnt Umber, 38 ml tube                                                                $3.29

Roll of paper towels or cloth/towel you can throw away (any brand)                          $1 (Dollar Store)

Newspaper/plastic table cloth (anything to cover the surface you are working on)     $1 (Dollar Store)

6 pairs of Plastic gloves (disposable recommended, but kitchen gloves work too)     $?

Apron /Old shirt/clothes to paint in!

2 glass jars/cups for brush cleaning

Looking forward to seeing you in class!

If you have any questions, please message the instructor directly using the form in the footer of this website, or via


  • 6 Week Series

    Includes all 6 of the 2.5 hour weekly classes for Intro to Oil Painting. Does not include materials. All materials must be purchased prior to class start date. See materials list on the bottom of the event page description. Must have access to Zoom Video Chat.

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