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Class Details

Online: Introduction to Oil Painting- January 6–March 10, Wednesdays 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Introduction to Oil Painting

January 6–March 10 (10-week course)
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Cost: $200, plus materials
Suggested ages 16+

Instructor: Jeanette Pomeroy Parssi

Materials not included in this price, see below for details!
Suggested ages 16+

Whether you want to start at the beginning or come with your supplies and work on your own project, Jeannette will give you expert guidance as you develop your own style.

Start at the beginning in this class with basic instruction using the double primary palette. This fundamental class will introduce you to the basics of art theory and oil painting including: composition, materials, color mixing, and painting from direct observation. If you have taken this class previously or have had experience, come join into work on your own project or take advantage of the still life set for the class. Jeannette will offer guidance as you paint.

Past intro students or more advanced artists are more than welcome to take this course as well, and the instructor will provide a more advanced class structure to accommodate your progressing talents. Please reach out directly to the instructor at jpparssi@yahoo.com to confirm.

Upon registration, the supply list will be sent to you if you would like to purchase your own supplies and bring those unopened supplies to the first class. There is also an option to purchase our $100 supply pack which we can ship directly to you!

Supplies include (ordered from Dick Blick):
Oil, Set of 10, 38ml (Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Hue, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Viridian Hue, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White, Ivory Black)
Oil, Cad Yelo Hue, 38ml
Oil, Cerulean Blue Hue, 38ml
Disposable Palette Paper
W&N Refined Linseed Oil
Princeton Brushes, Set of 7
Palette Knife, Style 50
2-9″x12″ stretched canvas
1-Pack of 5, 9×12 canvas panels
Dawn Liquid Dishsoap
Rubber dishwashing gloves
Roll of Foil
Roll of Paper Towels

This class is led by professional artist and educator, Jeannette Pomeroy Parssi, who has been teaching painting and drawing for more than 15 years. 2021 will mark her 8th year as a member of the faculty at Michigan’s famed Interlochen Center for the Arts summer art camp, where she teaches Painting & Drawing.


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“I’ve really enjoyed the class. I didn’t know that I could paint anything recognizable. Even though I’m not as good as some, I am so proud of the paintings that I have done so far. It is good for me to set the time aside to paint, otherwise I probably wouldn’t find the time at home.”

– Anita Landress –

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