Drawing and Oil Painting (Series)

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 effects 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


For a list of required materials and detailed course descriptions, please check here.

Who teaches this class?
Carolyn Dong is a former Frederick Harris Gallery exhibitor and 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 2, 9,16, Mar 02, 09, 16, Apr 06, 13, 20, 27, May 18 & 25
  • 10:30am–1:30pm
  • Toko Shinoda and Yukiko Maki classrooms
  • ¥46,750
  • Additional materials fee: ¥10,000–¥23,000
  • Cancellation deadline: Jan 25
  • An enrichment program registration fee of ¥3,500 is applied to non-Connections members.