Intro to Oil Painting

Nilufar Moayeri
Maplewood House
Tuesdays, weekly, 18.30 : 20.30
February 6, 2024 (6 weeks)

Discover the world of oil painting in an introductory course that explores art fundamentals. Learn composition, brushwork, and techniques to create various textures and effects, as well as how to balance elements and colors for visually pleasing compositions. Explore guiding the viewer’s eye and creating movement in your artwork. Combine drawing and color application to bring your ideas to life and add depth and detail through layering. This workshop aims to help you express emotions and explore color through oil painting, using a contemporary approach with optional homework and encouragement to study art history for a deeper understanding of the art world.

Course Highlights:

Composition: Learn how to arrange your subjects and elements within your painting for a harmonious and visually appealing result.

Brushwork and Technique: Master the use of oil paints and various techniques to create different textures and effects.

Harmony and Variety: Understand how to balance elements and colors in your artwork to create a visually pleasing composition.

Emphasis, Rhythm, and Movement: Explore ways to guide the viewer’s eye and create a sense of flow and movement in your paintings.

Drawing and Adding Colors: Combine drawing skills with the application of colors to bring your ideas to life on canvas.

Adding Layers and Finishing: Discover the layering process and techniques for adding depth and detail to your paintings. 

Course Goals:

This workshop aims to help you convey your ideas, express emotions, and explore color through the medium of oil painting. You will gain an understanding of the elements of art and principles of design, enabling you to create effective compositions that captivate the viewer. 

Unique Features:

This workshop offers a contemporary and modern approach to oil painting, with a touch of expressionism.

Homework is optional for those who wish to practice and refine their skills outside of class.


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