Beginning Oil Painting Class

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 190 E 5th Ave Naperville IL 60563  See map

Beginning Oil Painting Barbara Lipkin
6 sessions
Start Date: January 9th
Dates: Wednesdays, January 9,16,30; February 6,13,& 20 (Note: no class Jan. 23rd)
Start Time: 6:00pm
End Time: 8:00pm
Day: Wednesdays

Material required: See Supply List, below
Course fee: $125 (Minimum – 4 students)

This class is for people who would love to try oil painting, but have little or no experience. During the 6 week session you will learn how to paint a simple still life composition, building luminous color in thin glazes like the Old Masters. Color theory and composition will also be discussed. This is an introductory class designed to explore some of the basics of creating a painting, and giving students the tools to continue with their work in the intermediate class.

Supply List
Beginning Oil Painting, with Barbara Lipkin

1. Oil paints: Buy a good quality student grade paint, such as Winton.

2 blues, 2 reds, 2 yellows, white, burnt sienna, burnt umber.
Suggestions: ultramarine, cobalt; cadmium red medium, alizaron crimson; cadmium yellow light and cadmium yellow medium; titanium white. Buy 37 ml. tubes, except get a large tube of white. (You can buy a starter pack containing about 6 tubes, also.

Good additional colors: yellow ochre, ivory black, Prussian blue, raw umber.

2. Brushes: Buy good quality bristle brushes, not best quality.

Flats: 1 small, 1 medium, 1 large
Rounds: 1 small, 1 medium, 1 large

If budget allows: get several of each size, and/or add some filberts.

3. Medium: Liquin, original formula. (This thins the paint, helps it flow, and helps it dry faster.)

4. Canvas: get 2 or 3 canvas boards, about 16 x 20 or 18 x 24. You can get stretched canvases if you want, but they will cost more, and canvas boards will be satisfactory to start with. These larger sizes are easier to work with than smaller boards.

5. Palette: use disposable palette paper or a wood, plastic or glass palette, of about 12 x 16 size or larger. A small palette won’t give enough working room. You can get a sealable box to put it in, to save the leftover paint.

6. Plastic mixing knives: 2 or 3. You can also get a couple of nice painting knives if you want and budget allows.

7. Paper towels: cheap for clean-up, better quality for painting.

8. Color wheel: optional, good for understanding how to use color.

9. Clean up: Turpenoid in a medium size sealed jar. Ordinary safflower or corn oil can also be used to clean brushes. Also bring some newspapers and small plastic bags for garbage disposal.


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