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Intro to Oil Painting (Sat afternoon) August


Instructor: Jolyn Fry
Dates: August 20th- September 3rd
Times: Satudays, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: Ulna Art Studio, 215 SE Morrison
3 weeks, 3 sessions, class size is limited to 10 students

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This in person class is organized to address the needs of the beginner oil painter who wants to practice using a low fume method of oil painting. This 3-week workshop will cover the basics from brushes to canvas to solvents. New painters will learn to build an oil underpainting from scratch, and mix values while developing your ability to evaluate value and composition. The setting is relaxed and informative. The intention of this class is to create a space for artistic learning, showing by example in real time the practice and thought process of being an artist, creating a IRL group space to share and talk about art while offering advice on materials, technique, and subject matter. Because this is a 3-week workshop this class will not focus on the classical process of oil painting and creating multiple layers with medium and linseed oil.

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.

As an instructor, Jolyn is here to help students address artist blocks, and model how to create time and space for a nourishing art practice. A materials list will be provided. Please email instructor with questions:

About the instructor:
“I highly recommend taking studio classes or seminar time at Radius with Jolyn Fry. She is a wonderful artist and teacher, she establishes a legit space to learn and create, it is relaxing, non-competitive, yet as serious as you wanna make it and take it. Jolyn is very kind and does what she can to help you succeed.” -JR

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, but on exiting students will need to walk down a stairway.