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427 E Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
United States

719-520-1899

INTRO TO OIL PAINTING: LIMITED COLOR PALETTE

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INTRO TO OIL PAINTING: LIMITED COLOR PALETTE
INSTRUCTOR: JESS PREBLE

Part of the Foundations of Oil Paint series by Jess Preble. This 4 week session will introduce and demystify oil painting with a basic color palette. You will have the opportunity to focus on becoming comfortable with oil paint while using simple and inexpensive materials. We will learn the importance of value scales in application, learning what is dynamic lighting and composition, as well as the importance of negative space and atmospheric tone to create form. In this class we will also learn reductive sketching, creating a sketch by erasing tone on our canvas, as well as brush sketching - rendering our subject matter using only our paint brushes.

Our work will be based off painting from life - objects that are physically in front of us, as well as using photo reference material.

You will finish this series with 1 - 2 completed color oil paintings, and bragging rights of having finally gone out and taken an oil painting class!

MATERIALS
4 student grade canvases sized between 8”x10” - 11”x14” - Can be either stretched canvas or canvas panels.
Flat surface to use as palette - Can be a plate, palette paper, piece of thick glass, metal tray, thick piece of plastic, etc. Please do NOT bring palettes with indentations or bowls/dips/cups.
1 glass jar with lid
Small palette knife
Odorless mineral spirits or paint thinner - Can be purchased in hardware department of Walmart.
Cotton rags/old T shirt/old towel
Paint brushes - Please bring at least 4 brushes ranging in size from a #2, #4, #6 and one bigger brush. I recommend a “Filbert” style brush, preferably in hog hair or stiff acrylic/synthetic. Please make sure the brushes are designed specifically for oil paint, as brushes for other types of paint will dissolve/fall apart in paint thinner. Please do NOT bring brush multipacks, as they are almost always not great for oil paint.

The following paint colors in standard oil paint (not water soluble):
Titanium White
Alzarian Crimsion
Viridian Green
Prussian Blue or Pthalo Blue
Cadmium Yellow
Raw Umber
Naples Yellow
Yellow Ochre

A sense of humor and humility

A willingness to make mistakes


CLASS IS FULL!: WEDNESDAYS | june 5-26 | 6 PM TO 8 PM | $100

CLASS IS FULL!: Fridays | june 7-28 | 10 AM - 12 PM | $100

REGISTER NOW: ONE WEDNESDAY, THREE THURSDAYS | JULY 3, 11, 18, 25 | 6 PM TO 8 PM | $100

REGISTER NOW: FRIDAYS | JULY 5-26 | 10 AM TO 12 PM | $100