SU17 Wednesday Intermediate Oil Painting

“The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.” ~Alberto Giacometti

This class is designed to accommodate intermediate students (beginners also are welcome) and will provide and an opportunity to sharpen basic painting  skills while furthering students’ conceptual knowledge and experience with materials. Students will be encouraged to experiment with different  painting surfaces and paint types, as well as to  expand their color palette. Relevant artists will be looked to as inspiration. Casual group critiques may be scheduled during the semester, as they are important to both personal growth and to fostering a creative community within our class!

Note: It is recommended to first take the intro classes. However the intermediate class can be tailored for a beginner student when needed! Please email Nicole for more details about this.

  • Canvas  (larger than 14” x 14”)
  • Walnut oil or another equivalent (NO TURPENTINE OR SOLVENTS)
  • Glass container with lid for oil (small glass jar or something of this nature)
  • Brushes (a few different shapes and sizes, this is personal preference)
  • Palette box with a palette
  • Paint: with these colors you will be able to mix just about anything! Alizarine Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ocher, Cadmium Red, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine, Titanium White (large tube), and Magenta, Viridian Green
  • Palette knife

This class meets 8 Wednesdays starting June 21 from 5:30-8:00pm in the 2D Studio (W20-425) and is taught by Nicole Tariverdian.

Registration is currently open to MIT undergraduate and graduate students.  General registration opens Monday, May 22.

SAA, Intermediate Painting. Credit: Nicole Tariverdian.
SAA, Intermediate Painting. Credit: Nicole Tariverdian.
  • June 21, 2017
    5:30 pm
Price Qty
MIT Undergraduate Student $110.00 (USD)  
MIT Graduate Student $110.00 (USD)  
MIT Faculty or Staff $190.00 (USD)  
MIT Spouse/Alum $190.00 (USD)  
Friend of MIT $270.00 (USD)  
Friend of MIT + cost of MIT Access Card $290.00 (USD)