Oil Painting (17+)
Kathleen Digney, Instructor
Monday; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 30th - March 6th, 2017
Tuition: SAM members $170; non-members $190 - 6 weeks

This class is for both beginning and intermediate students. Working from a still life, students will be guided through how to paint with oils; from materials to brushes, color mixing, composition, and application of paint. Fundamentals will be taught through class lecture, demonstration and plenty of individual guidance. Elements to be covered include, but are not limited to warm and cool color, composition, value, drawing and hard and soft edges.

An oil materials list is provided below.

Paints (Do NOT purchase water-soluble oil paints):
Oil Colors:Recommended makers are Windsor & Newton Artists’ Oils, Gamblin or Holbein. You can use student grade oils (like Winton), but keep in mind that the color is not as concentrated and it is slightly harder to mix certain colors because of this.
Alizarin Crimson            
Dioxazine Purple
Cadmium Red medium        
Viridian Green
Cadmium Yellow            
Sap Green
Burnt Umber                
Yellow Ochre    
Ultramarine blue            
Titanium White or Permalba white
Choose any other colors that suit your taste
Colors that can be handy but not absolutely necessary – Permanent Green Light, Burnt Sienna, Naples yellow

A variety of sizes in either flats and/or filberts. You should also have one or two smaller rounds. Make sure all your brushes are for oil paint.  Good brushes I recommend are Silver Grand Prix series, 1001 are the flats, and 1003 are the filberts.
Suggested sizes for flat or filberts: 2, 4, 6, and 10   rounds: 0, 2

2 canvas’ (recommended size range: either 14” x 17” or 16” x 20” )

Odorless thinner (turpenoid or similar) and a container with a lid to pour dirty thinner
Container with lid for clean thinner
Oil medium – either Linseed Oil or stand oil
Small container with lid for oil medium      
Paper towels
2 – 3 cloth rags to clean brushes
A disposable paper palette        
Tool or tackle box for carrying supplies
Murphy’s oil soap or other soap that is specifically designed for brush cleaning
Graphite or charcoal stick form 
(old spaghetti glass jars are perfect to hold thinner, small glass jars  like the ones that contain chopped garlic are perfect for medium)

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about us

SAM is funded in part by the Chapman Cultural Center, INC and its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg, and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from The National Endowment for the Arts.



Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

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Sundays 1-5pm