This in-person course will be divided into two sessions. During the first meeting, students will learn about the special qualities of oil paint, underpainting, the essential tools used, and fundamental principles for how they are applied. This hands-on class will also cover best practices for working safely with oils, as well as cleaning and disposing of used materials responsibly. In the second session, students will be guided through an assortment of traditional painting techniques, and produce a one-sitting oil painting using everything they’ve learned. Still life material is available in the room to set up for inspiration and observation.
Materials: For the first session of this course, students will be provided with the essential painting tools and canvas to follow along with the lesson. This will help introduce everyone to a basic array of tools they may not be familiar with. For the second session, students have the option to bring a selection of their own tools. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
About the instructor: Sandra is a Cuban-American multi-disciplinary artist working in painting, sculpture, comic books, and video games. No matter the medium, her personal focus is on portraiture and the figure. She studied Drawing and Painting at Florida International University, and graduated with a BFA in 2010.
About the new classroom space: Ulna studio is a creative space located on the 7th floor of the Portland Storage Building on SE Morrison st. There is elevator access for arrival to your in-person class. Masks will be optional, and we ask that you do not come to class if you are feeling sick. We require vaccination to participate in this in-person class.
Note: There will be no eating or drinking allowed in the oil painting environment