Oil Painting 101

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Oil Painting 101 is a great course for beginners as well as intermediate students. Students learn to use oil paints to accurately and realistically portray objects and people from life. Over the course of the six-week class students learn vocabulary, techniques and skills based on the academic art tradition.

Week 1: Introduction

We will be looking over the tools and materials used in Painting 101, as well as looking at examples of the techniques we will be learning and establishing individual goals for the remainder of the class.

Week 2: Sienna Wash painting

We will be looking at the basics of starting a painting using a single pigment. We will be creating a sienna wash painting, to help us understand composition and how to build the foundation of your painting.

Week 3: Color Theory!

This week we will focus on color, its application and how to manipulate it to further your painting. We will be doing a series of smaller studies to help us better learn warm, cool and complementary color relationships.

Week 4: Edges Blending and more…

Now that we’ve made a good start, what parts of the painting should you focus on more? We will discuss working on focal points, edges, blending and more.

Week 5 & 6: Final Painting

In our final two sessions we work on using all of our new skills and techniques to complete a final painting in two three-hour sessions.





Loren Miller


Beginner and Intermediate


Mondays Jan. 14- Feb. 18th, 5:30-8:30


  • Additional Supply Cost for this class could range $50-$150 due to quality of supplies purchased, Student-Professional.

Cancellation Policy

7 days in advance 90% refund

48+ Hours before 50% refund

Less then 48 hours in advance 0% refund.

In the case of an emergency, the student may be able to transfer their payment towards another class based on availability.

Class sizes are limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, FCAC is unable to prorate students for missed classes or classes that they are unable to attend. We strive to provide the highest quality art classes and we value your feedback. If you would like to share your experience or have questions or concerns, please email us at create@firstcityart.org.