Oil Painting for Beginners
PRESENTED BY DEB KENNEDY
Classes: Tuesdays, 5/18-6/22
Location: Sandwich Arts Alliance Center, 124 Rt. 6A, Sandwich, MA
Masks required. We will socially distance in the large room.
Cost: $180 members/$210 non-members
Learning to paint can be fun, easy and provide a creative pathway to a lifetime of learning new things.
This class is designed for those who have always wanted to try oil painting but hesitated to take the first steps to learn. We will focus on the basics of the ‘craft’ of painting, from understanding the paints and materials, mixing clean colors, composition, and working together to create a small painting from start to finish in each session. You will gain confidence in the process, learn new ways to see light, shadow and color and develop the skills needed to move forward in your artistic journey.
Artist Grade Paints:
Gamsol or Turpenoid
Flats – Size 6,8
Painting Surfaces: (purchase inexpensive)
At least 8 panels or canvases - 8 x 10, 9 x 12 , 10 x 10 or 11 x 14
Small Palette Knife for mixing.
Container for washing brushes
Paper towels (I recommend Visa) and small trash bags
Instructor: Deb Kennedy
I am a representational artist and have been a painter for more than 25 years. I love spending time in Boston, on Cape Cod and in Southern Florida. My work is continually evolving. For many years, I worked solely in watercolor and loved the loose fluidity of the paint and the challenge of the experience. For the past several years, I have been working in oils, enjoying the texture and the richness of color. My art education has come through master artists and mentors in workshops and courses.
I am a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association, Oil Painters of America and a member of the Sandwich Arts Alliance. I have been selected for and won awards in many exhibits over the years including 3 solo exhibits in Boston. I have also participated in the annual Palm Beach Plein Air event in recent years, a juried event for artists from many parts of the U.S.
Painting has taught me to slow down, take note, and breathe. The process requires a focus that is fully immersive and meditative in nature – like solving a large puzzle piece by piece. The learning process never stops. When you reach one level, there are many more layers to explore. Subject matter, techniques, materials, style, color – each and all can change at any time Creative pursuits have a way of stretching all aspects of thinking and seeing challenges. Painting is play - it is good for the soul.
Sandwich Arts Alliance
PO Box 1332, Sandwich MA 02563
Sandwich Arts Alliance Center, 124 Route 6A , Sandwich, MA, 02563
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-4
p (774) 338-5201