Oil painting: ALL SKILL LEVELS
Learn about painting materials, turpentine odorless substitute, blending paint, contrast, sketching, the underpainting and basic color theory. Students will also study oil painting exercises that cover color and form, distance and texture, basic forms and color value scale through painting from photos.
This 6-week class will move at each individual student’s pace and skill. By the end of the course, the student will have a basic understanding of oil painting and will be ready to move on the next step in the joy of painting.
• Cost $199 (6 classes)
• Tuesdays, 6pm–9pm
• Student parking in the back lot
Be sure to pick up a Student Parking Pass at the front desk when you arrive.
The instructor will bring extra paint if you do not have supplies (paint) for the first class. DO NOT go out and buy paint if you don't already have it.
DO bring these items to the first day:
We will discuss brushes and paint color choices on the first day of class. Advanced students bring all painting supplies and a new canvas, ideas for a new painting, along with an example of your finished work.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS...
• those who are new to painting with oils
• those who are ready to get back into oil painting
• those who enjoy realism
• those who want to learn from a classical approach
About the instructor
Debra has taught college-level Drawing and Painting for 35 years, most recently as a full time Professor at Cuyamaca College.
She has won Teacher of the Year two different times (at ten year intervals) at Cuyamaca and has a large group of students that she mentors. Several students have built portfolios with her to gain entry into some of the top art schools in the United States and Canada. Debra has a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing, an M.A., and an M.F.A. in Painting. Her specialty is Life Drawing (with a nude model) and Oil Painting.
Debra believes that each individual solves the problems of painting in a different way. Therefore, there is always a fresh, new solution to the problem. She enjoys working with students and helping them figure out how to first look at the unfinished painting and, secondly, how to improve the piece to their satisfaction.