Oil Painting I (value theory and exercises)

Oil Painting I (value theory and value exercises):

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This class will introduce students to the basic fundamental principles of oil painting. Students will become familiar with the medium of oil, canvases, panels and paint brushes. They will also learn how to use and care for their utensils. In this class students work primarily in value (white, black and a touch of raw umber). They will create value charts, paint geometric forms and grisaille paintings. A grisaille painting is what is commonly called an underpainting.

Michael A. Cooley, Broken Eggs, 2014, Oil. This is a painting demo I used when training one of my students to oil paint. It is a master copy after Hellen Van Wyk.

Students will create both anacrhomatic and monochromatic paintings. The principles of light, value, form, proportion, perspective and composition will be observed. Once the student artist demonstrates a working understanding and successfully completes assigned anachromatic and monochratic oil paintings, they will be ready for Oil Painting II.


Registration and enrollment for classes below:

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* Material list will be sent to you by email after you successfully register.

* Credit cards, checks and cash are accepted for tuition.

* Tuition is due on or before the first day of class.

Payment can be made by credit card, check or cash. Credit cards we accept include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners Club international and Union Pay.

If you plan to make a check payment and mail it in, please contact Cooley Studios ahead of time since the mail can take a few days. Make checks payable to Cooley Studios. Use the “for” line to make sure we know what class or workshop you are paying for, and include the student’s name (if it isn’t on the check already).