This spring I’m offering Beginning Oil Painting on Tuesday evenings and Intermediate / Advanced Oil Painting classes on Thursdays.
Beginning Oil Painting
Tuesdays 7:30-10:00 / 12 classes / Jan 22 to Apr 16 (except Feb 5)
$649 ($100 off for returning students $25 off for MoMA or Met Museum members)
Oil paints are lustrous and sumptuous, the gold standard of mediums throughout the history of art. They can also be intimidating, with their many pigments, oils, varnishes, turpentine and brushes. This beginner’s class breaks down the fundamentals of oil painting into manageable blocks. This is an exciting class for me to teach; there is a tremendous learning curve. We will cover: composition, paint mixing, drawing with paint, values (light/dark), and color theory. No previous art classes are required. Receive individual attention at every step along the way. Working from still lifes and landscapes, students will create accomplished and beautiful canvases to treasure for years ahead. Materials are not included; a materials list will be provided. The class is limited to 8 students.
Intermediate/Advanced Oil Painting
Thursdays 7:30-10:00 / 12 classes / Jan 24 to Apr 18 (except Feb 7)
$699 ($100 off for returning students $25 off for MoMA or Met Museum members)
Oil painting is a practice that one can continue to hone and develop throughout one’s life. There are always more techniques to learn and develop. It is a friend for life. Think of the resplendent transparent glazed portraits of Rembrandt to the thick wildly colored vibrant paintings of Van Gogh, to the tranquil moody pared down work of Hopper. This class is open to anyone with oil painting experience: the intermediate to advanced. Students may be looking to develop their signature style or make a shift in their work and try something new. Many techniques and alternative mediums are explored, including impasto, scumbling, glazing, wet on wet, collaging, and more. The direction of the class reflects students’ ideas and goals. Materials are not included; a materials list will be provided. The class is limited to 8 students.
Sign up now (for oil painting classes, you can pay the fee in advance, or a $150 deposit to reserve your place).