The First Step – Oil Painting for Beginners with Diane DuBois Mullaly
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
4 weeks: September 12 – October 3, 2019
Thursdays, 10 am–1 pm
All materials supplied
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members
Plus $45 materials fee paid to instructor at the first class.
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For absolute beginners and those who painted in the past and want to get started again. Learn how to use and love one of art’s most forgiving mediums – oil paint. Starting at the beginning with small, simple steps; these fun and inspiring classes will teach you how to start a painting and take it through to completion. Your confidence and knowledge will grow as you learn by doing. Each class starts with a lesson, demonstration and written materials focusing on one basic aspect of painting; followed by plenty of painting time with ample personal attention. Included are (1) how to mix and use color, (2) how to design a composition that will lead the viewer’s eye through your painting, (3) how to use values (darks and lights) to create volume and depth, and (4) how to use a brush or knife to apply oil paint. The class will work with three primary colors and white, from which almost any color can be mixed. Artists will leave these classes with new confidence, and the satisfying feeling of finally having started or returned to oil painting. Coffee and snacks provided.