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ONSITE: Introduction to Oil Painting

Learn the fundamentals of oil painting through exercises including still life. We'll get acquainted with materials, learn how to use them, and get a brief introduction to color theory as it applies to oil paint.

Special Notes

  • A strong background in drawing is required.

    This is an ONSITE course. All onsite students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students must follow social distancing protocols and wear masks at all times. Onsite courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. For more info please visit visarts.org.

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


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About the Instructor

Tommy Van Auken

Thomas Van Auken decided to be an artist when he was drawing a horse in the first grade. Since then, he has focused on drawing and painting, working and experimenting with a variety of materials, especially oil paint. He studied at the Corcoran School of Fine Art, and has shown in a number of galleries including 2nd Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA, and Joan Wich and Co in Houston, TX. In Richmond, he has shown at Eric Schindler Gallery several times over the past 20 years. He began teaching at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond in 2003.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Oil Painting

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Class Details
September 14 - October 196:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Day: Wed
Tuition: $175.00
Member Tuition: $157.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Tommy Van Auken
Level: Intermediate
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