Weekly Class on Zoom: Back to Painting Basics

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February 25 @ 11:00 am - March 25 @ 1:00 pm

Weekly Class on Zoom: Back to Painting Basics

Instructor: Bernard Dellario
5 weeks: February 25–March 25 on Zoom
Thursdays, Time: 11 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Cost: $145 Members, $180 Non-members

This adult class provides a solid foundation for the beginning painter or a refresher in basics for the intermediate painter. Through a series of assignments, the group will go over topics to include:
1. How to expand your color sense by using a limited palette
2. Using value plans as a method for deciding what to paint
3. Color blocking to simplify shapes and approach your subject from the abstract
4. Methods and tools for taking a plein air sketch to a studio painting
Since this is a remote session using ZOOM, the class will meet weekly to go over the assigned homework then discuss the next topic. Painting time will take place between class so there will be an outside commitment of no more than 3 to 5 hours each week. Plenty of robust live discussion/critique and recorded demonstration videos on each assignment. This is primarily for oil painters but acrylic and gouache are also accepted. Maximum of 12 students.


Supply List

  1. This class emphasizes using a limited palette, the basic palette of colors are:
    1. Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone Magenta
    2. Cadmium Yellow Light
    3. Ultramarine Blue
    4. Ivory Black
    5. Titanium White (Large Tube)
  2. Brushes-good quality hog bristle. I prefer “flat” style but feel free to use any brush you choose.
    1. Flat hog bristle size 12
    2. Flat hog bristle size 6
    3. Flat hog bristle size 2
  3. Canvas Pad size 9×12 and 12×16. You can also use canvas panels or cut up canvas from a roll.
  4. Palette knife
  5. Palette-any surface wood/acrylic or disposable paper palette pad
  6. Odorless solvent such as Gamsol
  7. Masking Tape
  8. Construction Paper, a set with a good variety of colors, not the “neon” colors. You can hold off on getting this, I will explain what is needed on the first class if you are unsure.

You can contact me at bernie.dellario@gmail.com with any questions.


February 25


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Bernie Dellario , Oil Painting