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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 on November 27.

"Shonna Pryor is an excellent teacher. I learned so much in such a short time from her Intro to Oil Painting class. She assigned projects that had just the right amount of challenge but were not so overly challenging that I got discouraged."

– Student of Introduction to Oil Painting with Shonna Pryor


"Shonna is very good. She has a great eye and is able to give students feedback based on where they are as an artist. She is also very positive and encouraging and creates an environment that is great for learning, exploration, and effort."

– Student of Introduction to Oil Painting Online with Shonna Pryor


The registration deadline is September 23.


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Class meeting time 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Sunday
Building and room 280 Building Room 315
Course number 2428
Course instructor Shonna Renee Pryor