Mastering Oils

ages 17+ | limit 8 students

  • Starts Jul 12
  • 180 US dollars


Create masterful oil paintings using photographic references and classical techniques with Diarmuid Kelly! With a focus on portraits and figures, learn to understand and analyze light sources and lighting conditions, and properly interpret these elements with oil paint to achieve luminous skin tones and dramatic portraiture. 2D Studio classroom is located on the second floor of the Montgomery Building of the Chapman Cultural Center. ____________ Materials List: 1 eraser 1 hb pencil 1 sketch pad 1 pad of palette paper or 1 medium sized palette 1 pad of canvas paper 1 double mixing cup ( clip on) 1 small bottle of liquin (original- avoid detail liquin) 1 small bottle of refined linseed oil 1 bottle of odorless paint thinner 1 container for cleaning brushes 1 roll of kitchen paper ( paper towels) 1 pre primed canvas ( size optional- don't buy a canvas that's too big if this is your first oil painting 16”x20” max). 1 can of Windsor and Newton Spray varnish (Satin finish) PAINTS Winsor and Newton are a reasonably priced good quality student brand. There are box sets with a multiple selection of oil paints available at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Dick Blick etc at reduced prices. TIP: DO NOT SPEND MORE THAN $8 ON A TUBE OF OIL PAINT. Professional quality paint can cost upward of $25 per tube. Please do not over-spend on paint! COLORS YOU WILL NEED Burnt umber Payne’s Gray Titanium White Oxide of Chromium (green) Naples yellow Viridian Green Burnt Sienna Raw Sienna Lemon Yellow Yellow Ochre French Ultramarine Rose Madder (red) Cadmium Red Phthalo Blue (depending on subject matter other colors may be needed). Brushes you need: size 2 and 3 long handled filbert (a variety of filberts or brights is important). 1” or 1/2 “ flat brush 2" soft haired blending brush 1/2" soft haired blending brush Size 0 and 1 short haired round brushes 1 script liner or rigger brush


cancellation policy

If we do not meet minimum registration, class will be cancelled and students will be given a full refund. If registration occurred through our website, refunds will be issued through PayPal/Square minus a small PayPal/Square administration fee. Otherwise, a check will be mailed to you in approximately two weeks. ​If a student has to withdraw from a class five or more working days before the class is scheduled to begin, a refund will be issued minus a SAM $20 administrative fee. If a student withdraws from a class five working days or less before a class is scheduled to begin, the class fee will not be refunded.

contact us

  • 200 E St. John Street, Spartanburg, US-SC 29306, USA


free admission

temporary covid19 hours

sunday + monday | closed to the public

tuesday + wednesday | 10am - 5pm

thursday | 10am - 7pm

friday | 10am - 5pm

saturday | 11am - 4pm

200 e saint john street spartanburg sc 29306


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