Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
4 weeks: March 2 – 23
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost:  $185 Members, $222 Non-members
To register click HERE.

For new oil painters and those who haven’t painted in a while, these fun and inspiring classes focus on taking the basic principles of oil painting – composition, mixing color, the use of lights and darks (values), paint application and edges – to the next step. Also learn tips about painting from photos. All clearly explained, step-by-step. Each class includes a short talk with handouts and a demonstration in the first hour, then three hours of painting time with plenty of individual attention. This class is a follow-up to “Take the Plunge,” which is not a pre-requisite – all painters are welcome. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve knowledge and skills, and feed your creative spirit! Coffee is provided and bring a brown bag lunch.


March 2 - March 23, 2019


10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Class Schedule:

Saturdays 10am - 2pm

Class Information:

Bare Bones Materials List – THE NEXT STEP
Diane DuBois Mullaly

Oil Paint – ONLY these specific colors
Azo Yellow, M Graham brand (or Cadmium Yellow Light, Gamblin brand), 37 ml tube
Napthol Red, M Graham brand or Gamblin brand, 37 ml tube
Ultramarine Blue, M Graham brand or Gamblin brand, 37 ml tube
Titanium/Zinc White, Gamblin brand, 150 ml tube

Robert Simmons, Signet Flat, size 6
Plus, any long handled round sable or synthetic sable brush, about 1/8" wide with bristles about 1/2" long that come to a point

Paper Palette, 9x12, white, no thumb hole
Masterson Palette Seal with blue lid, 12x16
Canvas Board Panels, 8x10, at least 4 inexpensive ones (Dick Blick’s Economy Canvas Panel is nice for the price)
Painting Knife (aka palette knife, trowel shaped, wood handle, metal blade)
Silicoil Brush Cleaning Tank; or glass jar with lid that seals tight
Odorless Mineral Spirits by Turpenoid or Gamsol, 32 oz
Sketch Book, Spiral Bound 5.5 x 8; or any sketchbook you have
Farber Castel Artist Pen, Black, Fine Nib; or any fine tipped black marker (this is for sketching thumbnail drawings)
Paper Towels, Viva brand, 1 roll
Grocery Bags for trash
Pizza Box or other flat box with a lid to transport wet paintings

Also Bring
An open mind, your creative spirit, and your sense of wonder. There is no pressure! Be ready to relax, get in touch with the painter inside you, think good thoughts, and have a lot of fun!

Local Supplier
Ben Franklin, 101 Marlboro Avenue, Easton, MD 21601, (410) 820-0202. Now carries Gamblin oil colors and Robert Simmons Brushes at competitive prices.