The Oil Study: Proper Techniques for Traditional Painting

The Oil Study: Proper Techniques for Traditional Painting


Due to the pandemic, we are offering a general in-person adult class at various times each week. This wide-ranging class will allow students to continue their training in specific areas of interest as they receive instruction on a one-on-one project basis.

Choose one of these times when registering:

Mon 7:00pm-9:00pm
Tue 6:00pm-8:00pm
Wed 6:00pm-8:00pm
Thu 10:00am-12:00pm
Thu 2:00pm-4:00pm
Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm
Sat 3:30pm-5:30pm

All participants will be asked to follow safety guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus following the CDC, Minnesota, and St. Paul guidelines.

If you are interested in taking Comic, Graphic Novel & Children's Book Development, please consider taking one of our online alternatives:

Manga, Superheroes & Fantasy Figures Online: Visual Storytelling


Digital Illustration & Composition Online

If you have any questions, please call us (651) 699-1573.

Thank you for your interest.

Schedule for Winter – Spring – Fall 2021
Schedule for Summer 2021

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Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth
"Art to me is seeing. I think you have got to use your eyes as well as your emotions, and one without the other just doesn’t work.”
-Andrew Wyeth (1917-2010)

Designed to be taken independently or in conjunction with our Renaissance Drawing and Painting Techniques and Beyond course, this class is formatted to teach art students how to paint simply and quickly using traditional methods. While students in Renaissance Drawing and Painting Techniques learn the importance of finish, this class is designed to emphasize the significance of an intelligent and efficient start based on working methods and aesthetic principles established during the 15th through 19th centuries.

Initially, systematic painting methods are stressed to build confidence and speed of execution. Concepts of shape, value, color, edge relationships and brush manipulation are approached with concise clarity to help increase the accuracy of intuitive decision-making and to facilitate assured painting. During each painting session the importance of intent is emphasized to help students focus on essentials and use limits of time to their best advantage. The class includes an informed overview of materials, techniques, and ways to increase artistic seeing and thought processes.

Oil Study Artwork

Oil Study - Landscape
James Robinson, Instructor
Oil Demonstration
Oil Study - Horse
James Robinson, Instructor
Oil Demonstration
Oil Study - Bust
Julie Stevens, Adult Student
Monochrome Oil Study

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