SU18 Wednesday 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, underpainting, identifying strong color palettes, and the basics of color mixing.


Needed for the first day of class:

  • A canvas that is larger than 14” x 14” (stretched onto stretcher bars)
  • 5 reference photographs printed in color on 8.5 x 11 paper (one per page)
  • #2 pencil.

Note: We will go talk about all materials during the first class! If you are taking class with a friend, or a few friends, you can share your paints to cut the cost! You can also pair up with someone the first day if you like.

Needed for class meeting #2:

  • 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
  • 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), Magenta.
  • Palette knife

This class meets 8 Wednesdays starting June 20 from 8:00-10:30pm in the 2D Studio (W20-425) and is taught by Nicole Tariverdian.


SAA Oil Painting. Credit: Nicole Tariverdian.
SAA Oil Painting. Credit: Nicole Tariverdian.
  •  June 20, 2018
     8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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