Intro to Oil Painting with Melissa Doherty

This  3 day course is for people who want to be introduced to the  fundamentals of working with oil paint and who want to muck around with it. You may or may not come out with a finished piece- it's the process and techniques that will be emphasized.  Samples of traditional and contemporary painting will be shown. We will discuss some of the science of oil painting, different supports and grounds, mediums and glazing. Students will work from life, or abstract concepts, as subject matter for the painting. The location provides lots of inspiration for subject matter. No previous painting experience is necessary, but it wouldn't hurt.  All that’s required is a sense of curiosity and a willingness to learn.


Main Topics Covered:

  1. Alla Prima
  2. Oil Painting in Layers with Glazes
    (Melissa’s process)
  3. Colour Theory

No experience needed. Beginner and intermediate.
Intimate class size - 8 spots available

Location: Two Smiths Studio, Kitchener ON

COST: $ 380.00


All materials included.
Coffee and tea will be provided.

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Melissa Doherty is a mid-career artist with an Honours B.A.(Fine Arts) from the University of Waterloo, Canada. She was recently awarded the Laura Ciruls Painting Award from the Ontario Arts Foundation, and a Waterloo Region Visual Arts Award. Her work is included in Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, a survey of contemporary Canadian painters, and she was short-listed for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. A recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council, her work has been included in exhibitions internationally at Art Chicago, Scope Miami and Christinerose Gallery, New York. Solo exhibitions include the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke, Quebec, the University of Toronto, Galerie Art Mur, Montreal, Wilfrid Laurier University and the Art Gallery of Peterborough. Her work is represented in numerous collections, including Sir Elton John and David Furnish, University of Toronto, the Bank of Montreal, the Four Seasons, and the Royal Bank of Canada. 

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