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ONSITE: A Beginner’s Guide to Oil Painting

Learn the ins and outs of oil painting including palette development and color mixing, as well as how to choose and use a variety of supports. We’ll cover composition development and design, constructing an underpainting, using value and mixing and manipulating medium. You’ll also learn how to use a palette knife and create a variety of brush strokes. We’ll review classical and contemporary paintings including still life and landscape, with an introduction to both alla prima and indirect painting techniques. We’ll cover a variety of techniques through weekly exercises and complete small paintings.

Special Notes

  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

  • Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined by our website. For more info visit visarts.org. This is an On-site course. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit visarts.org.

    This class is not wheelchair accessible due to a set of stairs.

    There was a mistake in the print catalog; the correct meeting time for this class is 9:30am-12:30pm.

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About the Instructor

Catherine Southall

Catherine Southall holds a BFA in Fashion Design from VCU and has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years. She is currently a local teacher and a professional artist.

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ONSITE: A Beginner’s Guide to Oil Painting

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Class Details
January 12 - March 29:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Day: Thu
Tuition: $255.00
Member Tuition: $229.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Catherine Southall
Level: Beginner
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