Private Oil Lessons

Are you interested in learning how to Paint with Oils?

Three Pears on White Plate by Elaine Brady Smith

I am currently offering Private Lessons in Basic Oil Painting in my studio at the Millworks, Harrisburg PA

Here are some of the topics we will cover:

  • Materials – explanation of all materials; paints, mediums, brushes, palette, painting surfaces (sub-straights), brush care
  • How to Prep for a painting – palette set-up,  sub-straight prep, subject matter, composition and design
  • How to Start a painting –  painting from real life or from photographs and how to begin each; we cover multiple start methods depending on subject matter and style of painting
  • Using Mediums – what are mediums and how to use them in oil painting
  • Value and Color Theory – the importance of both and how to accomplish realism with value and color
  • Mixing Paint – how to mix tube paints to get the colors you need
  • Applying the Paint – how to apply the paint to your surface efficiently and effectively
  • Layering Methods – how to apply layers to achieve a realist style of painting for still life, portraits, and landscapes
  • Finishing – varnishing, framing, and display ideas for your finished work

I ask you to make a commitment of six Two Hour Lessons to cover all the basic information I have to share with you. This does not have to be consecutive weeks, day and evening lesson times are available and scheduling is flexible.

I will instruct you how to use MY methods of Basic Oil Painting. This instruction is for Beginner to Advanced Students to learn many of the valuable skills that I practice everyday in oil painting.  

Please inquire about the very affordable price of these lessons.

I assure you that I can help you learn the basic skills of oil painting, brush up on what you used to know about oil painting, help you focus your oil painting in a new direction!!! A supply list will be provided prior to the first lesson.

Inquire to:

Elaine Brady Smith Art, The Millworks, Studio 104, 340 Verbeke St, Harrisburg, PA 17101  
Information last updated July, 2018
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