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Tue, Apr 12



Oil Painting w/Non-Toxic Materials

In this 6 Week Series you will learn the fundamentals of oil painting, and follow along step-by-step from start to finish with non-toxic materials at home. This class is considered intermediate, but all levels are encouraged to join. Students should have basic drawing skills.

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Oil Painting w/Non-Toxic Materials
Oil Painting w/Non-Toxic Materials

Time & Location

Apr 12, 2022, 6:00 PM PDT – Apr 19, 2022, 8:00 PM PDT


About the Event

Do you want to paint in oil, but don't want to work with toxic chemicals or fumes? In this Oil Painting w/Non-Toxic Materials course, you will learn the fundamentals of oil painting while using safe and environmentally friendly mediums and colors. The class is designed to take you step-by-step through the traditional process of oil painting with safe materials so you can build your understanding of this medium (and how to use healthy alternatives to chemicals typically used when painting in oil). We will take 6 weeks to cover the basics, and you will have homework in between to develop your level of comfort and maximize your learning.  Each week we will cover new material and work on a class project together to apply what we are learning first hand. By the end of this class you will be ready to paint in oil with confidence and know how to continue your practice at home. 

What You Will Learn

What materials to use to make your work non-toxic

What brushes/tools to use 

How to sketch your subject in acurate proportions

How to prepare your canvas

How to apply oil paint and mix colors 

How to avoid the 4 big mistakes most begginners face

Week 1 :: Oil Sketching [ Apr 12 ]

Week 2 :: Color Theory  [ Apr 19 ]

Week 3 ::  Color Mixing  [ Apr 26]

Week 4 :: Composition  [ May 3 ]

Week 5 :: Brushwork  [May 10 ]

Week 6 :: Painting Light  [ May 17 ]

What To Expect

We meet on a live Zoom call on two Tuesdays in a row April 12th and April 19th, 2022

You may get messy, so wear an apron or appropriot clothes

You will be given a list of materials to purchase when you sign up

A live Question/Answer time at the end of class

An online group for students to share work, get feedback, and stay connected

For this class, you will need to purchase your own supplies and join us online for a group lesson. Every week takes you a step further into the painting process so you can integrate and really grasp these timeless techniques and principles. Each week builds on the week prior, and sets you up for the next lesson.

We will paint a full painting during class each week, using exercises that allow students to learn hands on with the support of a teacher watching and advising along the way. Class is limited to no more than 10 people to ensure each student has time to ask questions and receive feedback as they progress.

What You Need

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

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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

Chelsea Classical Studio Damar Varnish- Lavender Varnish, 2 oz.                          $19.00

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)

4 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

See you in class!


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