Drawing and Oil Painting

Students learn how to transfer what they see before them onto paper.


• Drawing
Students learn how to transfer what they see before them onto paper. Students practice using white, plaster-cast heads, one of them planed.

• Oil Painting Basics I
Students learn how to begin an oil painting with a limited palette. The emphasis is on how to mix colors, the unique properties of oils and how to begin an oil painting. A basic drawing background is required.

• Oil Painting Basics II
Explore the principles of color harmony: monochromatic, complementary, analogous and split-complementary. Basic drawing and some experience with oil painting is required.

• Intermediate Oil Painting
Use Faber Birren’s color triangle to study the effects of color and how they are applied in El Greco, chiaroscuro, Rembrandt, Turner, and Impressionist works. Class schedule permitting, students learn about iridescence and transparency. Basic drawing and oil painting experience and an understanding of the color wheel are required.

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Instructor: Carolyn Dong
Carolyn gives students the confidence to paint independently through a strong understanding of the principles of drawing and painting. She has studied different art forms and techniques and has worked in oils for many years. Having studied with Fred Lipp in New York and Shinjiro Nakamura in Tokyo, Carolyn follows her Japanese mentor’s philosophy that artists should learn from one another and exchange ideas. 

Wed
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 9, 16, 23, 30 (ongoing program)
1–4pm
Toko Shinoda & Yukiko Maki classrooms
Class fee: ¥45,900
Materials fee: ¥9,500 (Drawing); ¥22,500 (Oil Painting Basics)
Art materials required (list on class website)

Cancellation deadline: Jan 31