FA17 Tuesday Intro to Oil Painting

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint ”- Edward Hopper


Oil paint is widely used both in traditional and in contemporary fine art painting.  During this class, students will learn about oil paint and oil painting techniques.  This class will introduce elements of color, form and composition through the act of painting.  Over the course of the semester students will become comfortable with creating strong compositions, under-paintings, identifying strong color palettes and the basics of color mixing.

Materials List (bring to first class):
– a canvas (any shape/size which inspires you, but no smaller than 14×14” and stretched onto stretcher bars and primed like this one: http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-premier-cotton-canvas/)
– five reference photographs printed in color on 8.5×11″ paper (one per sheet)
– a #2 pencil

Note: We will go over the other materials in the first class together! Feel free to start to gather the following additional materials in advance of the first class if you feel comfortable doing so. If you are taking class with a friend, or a few friends, you can share your paints! You can also pair up with someone the first day if you like.

  • Canvas (larger than 14” x 14”)
  • 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 palette
  • Oil Paint: (With these colors you will be able to mix just about anything!) Alizarine Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine, Titanium White (large tube) and Magenta.
  • Palette knife

This class meets 10 Tuesdays starting September 19, 2017 from 8:00-10:30pm in the 2D Studio (W20-425) and is taught by Nicole Tariverdian.

SAA, Intro to Oil Painting. Credit: Nicole Tariverdian.
SAA, Intro to Oil Painting. Credit: Nicole Tariverdian.
  •  September 19, 2017 - October 31, 2017
     8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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