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Foundations of Oil Painting (8 Week Class)

  • InterUrban ArtHouse 8001 Newton Street Overland Park United States (map)

Foundations of Oil Painting with Lacey Lewis

This 8 week, Tuesday evening class is ideal for those who want to start oil painting, those who want to learn some new techniques, or for those with oil painting experience who need more information on the proper way to use their materials. Students will work both from life and from photos with the opportunity to explore personalized subject matter after working through initial projects. The class fee is $375 with all materials included.

Techniques and methods covered in this class will include:

  • Direct/alla prima painting

  • Indirect painting/layering

  • Understanding different types of underpainting

  • Glazing and scumbling

This course will also cover materials information including:

  • Painting ground choices

  • Understanding the contents of your paint tube

  • The differences between solvents, mediums, dryers, resins, etc

  • How to follow the 'fat-over-lean' rule

  • The hows, whys, and whens of varnishing

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About the instructor: Instruction is provided by Lacey Lewis, a recognized figurative painter who has been teaching her craft for 10 years. Lewis describes her teaching methods as "Classical Atelier Inspired," combining elements of traditional techniques with more contemporary concepts. She believes that incorporating a variety of philosophies in her teaching gives her students multiple tools to choose from when solving visual problems.

Lewis is sought out for her expertise in painting and drawing the figure but also instructs beginning through advanced students in still life, landscape, and all aspects of realistic drawing and painting. Most work in the studio is done in charcoal or oil paint though graphite, pen and ink, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel are also media of study.

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Later Event: October 19
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