Oil Painting Explorations: Workshop 1
January 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0 at The Downtowner Art Gallery $120
This workshop focuses on the practice of oil painting. Students learn about the material properties of
oil paint. The group will see and emulate good painting practices through demonstration followed by
student application. You will make paintings that allow you to play with paint application, color mixing,
and value control. We will produce a small painting to take home during each of the 2 sessions. Canvas
panels will be provided. Students will also be provided with a set of colors and brushes that they will be
responsible for the care and use of. Nobody takes care of your things like you do!
Class meets January 5 and 12, 2020.
Class fee is $120 + $40 supply fee.
The class fee is paid during advanced registration, which closes January 2, midnight. The supply fee is paid at the start of class.
Held at the Downtowner Gallery, 231 E Main Street
All skill levels are welcome.
Introductory oil paint set of 10 colors
Odorless mineral spirits
Dual medium palette
2 canvas panels
Long handle brush Set of 6: 1 soft camel, 2 white taklon, and 3 bristle brushes
Students may wish to bring:
You will find that Murphy’s Oil Soap works wonders to clean your brushes, hands, and any spots from
About the instructor:
Arnica is a fine artist and graphic designer. She was an honors graduate of the College of Fine Arts at
the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. Now it’s time to share what she has learned over the
intervening years. Arnica has produced work for book covers and movie posters and has also displayed
and sold paintings, prints, and other artworks in Austin, TX and elsewhere for decades. She has been in
a multitude of group and solo exhibitions in several states. She loves getting together with others and
having a good time in the making of fun fine art. Arnica is currently affiliated with the Austin Visual Arts
Association, the Port Aransas Art Center, Plein Air Austin, Plein Air Round Rock, and the San Marcos Art
Questions? Contact Arnica at firstname.lastname@example.org