Drawing and Oil Painting

Explore the possibilities of the brush and canvas in this wide-ranging class.

What will I learn in this class?
With guidance from the instructor based on past experience, students embark on a journey through one or several artistic disciplines.


  • Drawing
    Learn how to draw using a plaster head mold.


  • Basic Oils I
    Learn to paint using a limited palette.
    - Prerequisite: Drawing


  • Basic Oils II
    Explore the principles of color harmony with a color wheel.
    - Prerequisite: Drawing and Basic Oils I


  • Intermediate Oils I
    Learn to create the effect of El Greco, da Vinci, Rembrandt, Turner and Impressionist artists using the color triangle.
    - Prerequisite: Drawing and Basic Oils I and II.


  • Intermediate Oils II
    Learn the techniques of glazing, blending, scumbling, drybrush, broken color and alla prima.
    - Prerequisite: Drawing, Basic Oils I and II, Intermediate Oils I


What is the goal of this class?
Students develop artistic skills and explore new forms of expression through a gradual deepening of knowledge and appreciation of print-based arts.

Who teaches this class?
A former Frederick Harris Gallery exhibitor, Carolyn Dong has studied across a variety of disciplines under master artists such as Fred Lipp and Shinjiro Nakamura. Dong embraces the philosophy that artists should learn from one another.


  • Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 4, 11, 18, Apr 8, 15, May 13, 20 & 27
  • 10am–1pm
  • Toko Shinoda & Yukiko Maki classrooms
  • ¥36,500 (materials fee: ¥8,000–¥20,000)
  • Cancellation deadline: Jan 28

Temporary Club Closure

In accordance with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike's latest citywide guidelines, all Club facilities will close this weekend (March 28 & 29), beginning tonight at 11pm.

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