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Intro to Oil Painting - 1S23

Age Group: 
Teens (17+), Adults

Using still-life vignettes, we will explore color, texture, and composition.  Students will experiment with color to develop their individual style. 

While this class is for beginners, all levels are welcome.

*See materials list for what to bring

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Brigid Watson

Brigid Watson

Brigid Watson was born in Kent, Ohio. She has undergraduate degrees from Tufts and SMFA. She obtained her Masters in Painting from NYU/Venice, Italy. She exhibits at several galleries in the US. She has been the recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Provincetown Museum, and the Mass cultural Council. She was a Polly Thayer Starrs fellow at the Gardner Museum. She has been teaching drawing and painting at museums, universities and ce schools in the greater Boston area for twenty five years.

Materials to bring to class:

Dick Blick, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and even Michaels carries most/all of these; you can also order supplies online via Amazon:

Oil paints in Phthalo blue, Cadmium lemon, Alizarin Crimson, Titanium-Zinc White, Mars Black, & Burnt Sienna.  Burnt Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Hansa Yellow, Quinacridone Magenta are optional.

Set of brushes

Canvas pads, 18" x 24" and/or 16" x 20"

Palette-paper pad

Painting Knife/Small Trowel


Glass jars

Rags for cleaning brushes

Bring a smock or clothing you don't mind getting soiled.

All other supplies including paint, canvases, brushes, brush cleaner, and drawing boards will be provided.