SU24 Tuesday Introduction to Oil Painting

Day/Time: 8 Tuesdays starting June 18, 1:00-3:30pm

Location: MIT Arts Studios, W20-425

Instructor: Timothy Lee

Oil Painting, Self Portrait of Student. Credit: Michelle Luo.  Photo: Timmy Lee.

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals and processes of oil painting. Through a series of exercises, students will address the conceptual problems that will allow them to develop an understanding of the power of images in conveying ideas and modes of expression. Students will be exposed to the principles of color theory, mark-making, and textural applications that will provide them with the tools to navigate their own methods of exploration and investigation of the medium. Although this class is an introduction to oil painting, previous familiarity with observational drawing and basic drawing techniques is recommended as painting builds up on concepts in drawing.

Below is a link to the materials list for this class.  Note: Students do NOT need to purchase oil paint.

Materials list

Materials can be purchased online or in person at Blick Art in Central Square.

Additional materials fee: $20 to cover oil paints and other communal supplies

  •  June 18, 2024 - August 23, 2024
     1:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Details Price Qty
MIT Undergraduate Student $140.00 USD  
MIT Graduate Student $140.00 USD  
MIT Faculty/Staff $260.00 USD   Goes On Sale
May 22, 2024
MIT Alum/Retiree $260.00 USD   Goes On Sale
May 22, 2024
MIT Spouse $260.00 USD   Goes On Sale
May 22, 2024