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Beginning Oil Painting - In Person

8 Session Evening Studio Arts Course

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 6:30 Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 9:30 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00JT
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$265 - Member
$295 - Non-Member

Materials for this program

  1. COVID-19 Policy for In-Person Classes (updated 6/13/22)
  2. Supply List

Lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experimentation introduce the medium of oils. Working from museum masterpieces, still-life arrangements or your own favorite photos, explore basic painting techniques, including color-mixing, scumbling, and glazing to gain the technical background and experience you need to get started as a painter.

Experience in drawing is helpful but not necessary. Guidelines for handling toxic chemicals and their waste products are stressed. Class size is limited to 10.

Note: In-person programs are not recorded.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Shahin Talishkhan.
  • 8 sessions, 3 hours each (no class November 23)
  • This studio arts program is in-person. CDC and Smithsonian COVID-19 guidelines in effect at the time of the program will be followed.
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)