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 as well as an introduction to the work of some  Impressionist painters. This class emphasizes design, color, and values. A booklet called “The Six Stages of Painting; How to Think Like an Impressionist Painter” written by the instructor, is a guide to the six stages of building a canvas. The book is available online at classesbygainor.com. 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 also available online. For students who do not have access to the internet booklets may be given on request. 

  • Age

    18+

  • Instructor

    Gainor RobertsGainor Roberts - art

  • Level

    All Levels

  • Required Materials

    New students will have a lecture/demonstration that covers materials on the first day of class. It is best to wait before buying your materials. However, if you wish to get them ahead you may find materials lists online at classesbygainor.com.

    You will need:

    • Paints/Pastels, Brushes, Paper/canvas, mineral spirit odorless.

    *supplies will be explained at the first class*

  • Materials Fee:

    n/a

  • Tuition

    $120 member / $140 non-member

Summer II (July 26 - Aug. 30)

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

Fall I (Sept. 13 - Oct. 18)

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

Fall I (Sept. 14 - Oct. 19)

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

(Non-refundable online processing fees apply.)

Fall II (Nov. 1 - Dec. 13)

6 weeks
schedule options
>Fri., 9:30 am-noon
(No Class Nov. 25-30)

Fall II (Nov. 2 - Dec. 14)

6 weeks
schedule options
>Fri., 9:30 am-noon
(No Class Nov. 25-30)

(Non-refundable online processing fees apply.)