Oil Painting, Afternoon (Introductory to Advanced Level) – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Oil Painting, Afternoon (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Oil Painting, Afternoon (Advanced Level)
Date: September 26 – November 14, 2024 (Thursdays, 8 weeks)
Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Barbara Palmer
Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members)

Barb will help students from beginners to more advanced painters to develop their skills through foundation techniques such as colour mixing, colour value, composition, brushwork, paint application, texture and more. Beginners will learn how to start painting how to use the right tools, and everyone will find their own joy in the wonderful world of oil painting while working from a variety of subject matter. Barb’s enthusiasm, helpfulness and sense of humour add to the creative and fun atmosphere.

Barbara Palmer has been painting and drawing since childhood, studying at NS College of Art and Design and the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. She has exhibited locally at CB University, Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, and has sold her work worldwide. She currently lives in Sydney.

Materials List:

Brushes – One inch, two inch and some small pointed brushes. These come in sets sometimes at Walmart. Please use natural bristles not nylon or plastic brushes.

Cardboard – Ten inch by Ten-inch waxed paper – wrap waxed paper around cardboard and secure with tape…this serves as a palette or you can buy one. NO Styrofoam. You can use white plastic plates.

Containers – to clean brushes, rags for cleaning (All very important, as we do not supply)

Mirror – Bring a hand mirror.

Solvent – Unscented Paint Thinner and not Water based, (be careful and read label)

Photos or Painting – A subject to copy from.

Painting Surfaces – Masonite, Canvas Board or Steched Canvas. (Some small and some large)

Paints – Red, Yellow, Blue and Brown. White Lrg if possible. Most of these paints can be bought at Mr. Paint on Georges Street or Walmart. Name Brand is recommended. (Winton-Windsor newton or Georgian Oil Colours)

*Do not purchase Artist Loft Paint sets. If possible, please buy the Georgian sets.

Pencil and Paper for Drawing – Writing paper from the dollar store will do. They also have sketch pads.

Barb likes to use only primary colours to teach. It will teach your more about colour and especially how to mix. It gives you much more freedom in using colour.

Paint Colours:
Lemon Yellow
Crimson Red – If you can’t find this, Cadmium Red Medium is fine
Ultra-Marine Blue
Browns-Raw Umber and Burnt Seinna

Last but not least – Bring your Enthusiasm and have some fun!!!

Advance registration for members begins September 3

General registration for non-members begins September 16

(How to become a member with Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design)

For more information on this program or to register, email tammy@capebretoncraft.com