Learn the basics of oil painting. We start with the materials needed and move into painting exercises to learn various beginner techniques. Teens Welcome. Materials list provided, or bring your own oil supplies with you.
We will start with some basic materials. If you don't get them all together, by the first class,
bring what you can. That will be fine.
2 - Stretched canvases, primed/gessoed with white acrylic:
size between 10"x 10" - 12" x 16"
box or newspaper, etc to transport a wet canvas home flat in the car
palette - wood or other flat non-porous mixing surface
(disposable is fine; not watercolor type with little box seperations)
2 - palette cups ( with lids better )
paper towels/ a few rags
odorless turpentine or mineral spirits
(odorless is preferred when working indoors
in a shared space)
1 - additional lidded jar (peanut butter size)
Brushes: bristle 1";
1/2" & 1/4" (2 each would be good)
a palette/painting knife ( one about 1/4"- 1/2" wide)
Liquin - painting medium ( small bottle)
Cadmium Yellow medium or similar warm yellow
Transparent Red/Iron Oxide, if not, Burnt Sienna
This should be fine to get us started. As with most supplies, there is a range of quality.
Windsor Newton/ Winton; Grumbacher; Gamblin - paints in those price ranges are decent.
additional useful colors:
Transparent Oxide Yellow
Art Supplies, local shops:
Kennett Copy & More - 739 West Cypress St - has art supplies at a discount & periodic extra sales
Jerry's Artarama - Wilmington, DE
AC Moore and Michael's
possibly West Chester Univ bookstore - I haven't checked there recently
Rubinstein's in West Chester, sadly, is out of business on Market St.