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Introduction to Oil Painting

This course introduces the materials, methods, and tools of oil painting while students develop observational skills. Demonstrations on stretching canvas, laying out a palette, working with various paint application techniques, and color mixing provide students with the fundamentals of the medium and a strong foundation for future work.

No class will be held on November 26.

"[The instructor] is very good. [They have] a great eye and are able to give students feedback based on where they are as an artist. [They are] also very positive and encouraging and create an environment that is great for learning, exploration, and effort."

– Student of Introduction to Oil Painting Online, Fall 2020


Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 23 at 1 p.m. CT

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Oil Painting
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Class meeting time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Class meeting days Thursday
Building and room 280 Building Rm 315
Course number 2539
Course instructor Shonna Renee Pryor