Painting with Oils & Pastels

2015 Painting in Oil and Pastels with Gainor Roberts (31)

Students may work at their own pace using pastels or oils. The method of applying paint and building a painting is based on the methods adopted by the French Impressionists. This is a class for everyone, skilled or novice. The first class is a orientation about the materials and methods of pastel and oil mediums as well as an introduction to the work of selected Impressionist painters. This class emphasizes design, color, and values. Students will be given a booklet called “The Six Stages of Painting; How to Think Like an Impressionist Painter” written by the instructor which is a guide to the six stages of building a canvas. This method cuts through the maze of problems about how to start, where to make changes, and how to self-criticize as the work progresses. For pastel students a booklet called “Pastel Painting and Drawing” is given as part of the class, which shows 8 stages of developing a pastel drawing.

  • Age

    18+

  • Instructor

    Gainor RobertsGainor Roberts - art

  • Level

    All Levels

  • Required Materials
    • assorted brushes
    • paints:oil paints and/or pastels
    • canvas: stretched canvas various sizes or pastel papers
    • odorless solvent for oil paint
    • New Students will have a lecture/demonstration that covers materials on the first day of class.
    • Students can find supplies at: Blick Art Store, Michaels, AOE, online suppliers.
    • Complete materials lists are www.classesbygainor.com
  • Materials Fee:

    n/a

  • Tuition

    $120 member / $140 non-member

Winter I (Jan.11 - Feb.15)

6 weeks
schedule options
>Fri., 9:30 am-noon

Winter I (Jan.12 - Feb.16)

6 weeks
schedule options
>Sat., 9:30 am-noon

(Non-refundable online processing fees apply.)

Winter II (Mar. 1 - Apr. 5)

6 weeks
schedule options
>Fri., 9:30 am-noon

Winter II (Mar. 2 - Apr. 6)

6 weeks
schedule options
>Sat., 9:30 am-noon

(Non-refundable online processing fees apply.)