Oil Painting

Through a series of Alla Prima (single session) painting classes, create works of art that are structurally sound in color, composition, and technique. Begin in the studio with still lifes. Spend some sessions working outside or from your own photographs, weather depending. Improve at your own pace with one-on-one instruction. Limit 10 students

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All Levels




  • 2-3 small stretched canvas or canvas panels.  Recommended sizes are 6x8, 8x10, 9x12   Larger sized only if you are an experienced painter.  Also can use Arches oil paper if taped to a firm support.
  • The Masters brand Brush Cleaner & Preserver
  • Small tubes of artist grade oil paint in the following colors (Gamblin; Utrecht or Windsor Newton are all good brands): Alizarin crimson, Cadmium red, Ultramarine blue, Cerulean blue, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium lemon, Ivory black, Titanium white
  • Medium—to lubricate your paint—you only need a small amount.
  • Gamblin solvent free gel or refined linseed oil
  • Brushes—I recommend flats and can be hog hair or nylon in several sizes—2,6,8, 10  You don’t need to spend a lot on brushes and there are often sales at Dick Blick or AC Moore
  • Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits in a jar with a lid—to clean off the paint on your brushes.  Gamsol is the only brand to buy that is truly odorless so it is the only one to get. 
  • Palette paper—comes in a tablet—get gray if you can but white is OK too.  Some of the tablets fit in a palette box with a lid which is very handy for carrying your paint back and forth to class.
  • Roll of paper towels, small garbage bag, small sketch book, pencil or marker, view finder if you have one.  A clean pizza box to carry your wet paintings home in.
  • a metal palette knife for mixing paint

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


Section 1: 6 Mondays, 6:30–9:30pm
1S: Apr 2–May 21, 2018 (no class Apr 16 & May 14)
Instructor: Paula Lazar


Section 2: 6 Mondays, 6:30–9:30pm
2S: Jun 4–Jul 9
Instructor: Paula Lazar


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