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Beginning Oil Painting - In Person

6 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

6 sessions from August 4 to September 15, 2024
Upcoming Session:
Sunday, August 4, 2024 - 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1E00KQ
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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Materials for this program

Lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experimentation introduce the medium of oil paint. Work from museum masterpieces, still-life arrangements, or your favorite photos to explore techniques that include color-mixing, scumbling, and glazing as you gain the technical background and experience needed 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.

Special Program Information

  • The instructor is Shahin Talishkhan.
  • This program includes 6 sessions, 3 hours each.
  • NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, August 2, 2024.

General Information

  • This studio arts program is in person and will not be recorded.
  • Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
  • Please note our Health and Safety guidance for this in-person program.
  • View Common FAQs about our Studio Arts programs.