310-Oil Painting

Working from a variety of sources (photos, still-life, plein-air, life) we will explore the methods and techniques of oil painting. This class is for all levels. Please bring/use whatever oil painting supplies you currently use. Also see the suggested materials list below.

Special Notes

All students must comply with the Policies and Procedures found on The Center's website. There will be no refunds for students removed from class for failure to observe The Center’s Policies and Procedures.


Suggested Materials:

·         Paints (Start with a limited palette. No student-grade paints!) – Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, or Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Cobalt Blue (hue), or Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black
·         Brushes – Assorted filbert bristle brushes (#2 through #8); Assorted round soft brushes (#2 through #8)
·         Medium – Linseed Oil, Artist Quality Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS)
·         Painting Palette – Your choice — Masonite, plexiglass, glass, disposable wax paper
·         Painting Surface – Canvas, or canvas panel (with acrylic gesso), no smaller than 8×10 or larger than 14×17
·         Misc. – Drop-handle painting knife, Palette cups (water jar for acrylics), Cotton rags and/or Paper towels

About the Instructor

Oscar Peterson

An alumnus of Pratt Institute and The Art Students League of NY. Studied with leading realist painters as Max Ginsberg and Nelson Shanks, teaches at The Art Students League, NYC and gives private lessons. Award winning portrait artist; exhibits in NY, NJ and Connecticut galleries.


Class Details

August 08 - August 29, 06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Days: Tuesday

Tuition: $155

Member Tuition: $130

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Summer 2023

Level: Adult (All levels)

Instructor: Oscar Peterson

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