Oil or Acrylic Painting for Beginners Art Class

Stacy Stevenson
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(157)
In this four-week, flexible-schedule class, students will learn the fundamentals of composition and color, become familiar with some of the basic techniques and mechanics of oil or Acrylic painting, and create a unique landscape painting! #creative

Class experience

Homework Offered
Students will work individually. The length of time each student takes for each assignment will vary widely, depending on the student. During the final week, students will likely spend several hours working on a painting.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Below, I will provide a list of necessary and recommended materials, but it is not exhaustive. I strongly recommend spending some time in the oil-painting section of the neighborhood hobby store to see what options are available. What's available in any store at any time will vary, and that's especially true these days.

Necessary items:

A few packs of canvas panels for experimentation
One medium-sized canvas (perhaps 16x12 inches) for the final project
Recommended brushes (always go with natural fibers):
   Bristle brushes, flat, sizes 1, 6, 10, 12
   Script brush
   Check out other brushes -- you don't know what you like until you've experimented. You may find some useful oil painting brush sets.
   Titanium white
   Black (ivory or lamp black)
   Prussian blue and/or French ultramarine
   Red (I like to have permanent red and both cadmium red medium and deep, but you may choose to go with just one)
   Green such as oxide of Chromium and/or sap green
   Yellow Ochre (also check out the other yellows, like the various cadmium yellow varieties, particularly for oil paints)
   Burnt Umber and/or VanDyke brown
   Any other colors you see and like.   
Paint thinner for oil painting(I recommend Mona Lisa brand)
Small palette knife -- blade of about an inch. Shape should be spade, diamond, or similar.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I will provide links to video tutorials each week.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(157)
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Things I love to teach: science, particularly life-sciences, natural history, and evolution; and art, ranging from simple drawings for beginning artists to advanced oil-painting techniques for... 
Flex Class


weekly or $60 for 4 weeks
4 weeks

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(4)
Completed by 26 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 13-18

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