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Introduction to Oil Painting

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Introduction to Oil Painting
Sarah Sedwick
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$215 plus $25 Materials Fee
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February 27, 2018
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March 13, 2018

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Workshop Overview

Whether you are new to oil paint, returning to painting, or an experienced artist looking to try a new medium, this workshop is designed to familiarize you with oil paint and energize your studio practice. We’ll explore topics including basic materials, color, value, and mixing, as well as the all-important question: “What should I paint?” Beginning with value - the dark and light relationships between objects - we’ll move on to a three-primary color palette, mixing up a full spectrum from three tubes of paint. Working with a limited palette has so many benefits, and can be applied to portrait, still life, landscape - or any kind of painting you want to do!

About the Instructor(s)

Sarah Sedwick was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and has lived in Eugene Oregon since 2007. In 2001, she earned a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her oil paintings celebrate the simple beauty of everyday objects, and are most often inspired by color combinations and perceptual effects. All are painted from life.

Sarah has been teaching workshops on alla prima still life, portrait, and figure painting since 2012, both in Oregon and around the country. Her teaching philosophy focuses on the technical fundamentals of representational painting, and aims to make painting fun and accessible for artists of all levels. “If it isn't fun, we won't do it! And doing it is how we improve.”

Materials List: Students Bring


• Instructor will provide all essential supplies


• Sketchbook and pencil/pen for note-taking

• An apron or painting smock

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Canvases

• 2 Paint brushes

• Oil paints - red, yellow, blue, white

• Gamsol odorless mineral spirits

• Disposable palette paper

• Palette knife

Paper Towels

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