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Dare to Oil Paint: Beginner's Oil Painting

at The Art Studio NY - Upper West Side

Course Details
$349 4 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Nov 18, 7:00pm - Jan 13, 9:00pm (7 sessions)

Upper West Side, Manhattan
145 W 96th St Ste #1B
Btwn Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues
New York, New York 10025
No Classes: December 23 and 30
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8
Teacher: Sara Weininger

What you'll learn in this oil painting class:

Oil paints are sumptuous, exciting, and one of the most popular painting mediums used by artists throughout the world. 

In this intimidation-free total beginner's oil painting class, you will:
  • Learn and master the most important oil painting class techniques
  • Relax, de-stress, and get inspired with encouraging art instruction
  • Learn to express yourself through oil painting
  • Explore important painting techniques, such as: color mixing, color value, composition, glazing, brushwork, paint application, texture, and more
  • Paint from still life, landscape, abstraction, and what inspires you most
  • Receive nurturing one-on-one expert painting instruction customized to your needs and goals
  • Create multiple paintings that you will be proud to hang in your home
  • Receive the lasting health benefits of oil painting, such as relaxation, stress relief, and mental clarity
All levels welcome. This class is perfect for total beginners or those that have just completed an introductory oil painting class at the school.


Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one? 
Unfortunately, we do not offer any makeups for classes missed. However, if you want to get the most from the course and the absence, you can tell the instructor when you will be absent ahead of time and the instructor can provide some guidance on exercises to practice while away.

Q: Is the room air conditioned? 
A: Yes, rooms are air conditioned when appropriate.

Q: Can I bring a friend to accompany me and watch?
A: No, unfortunately the class has limited space and all seats must be paid for.

Q: What is the dress code for this class? 
A: There is no dress code for this class, but keep in mind this is an art studio with wet paintings on the wall, so do not wear anything super nice or something that you don't want to risk getting ruined.

Q: Are materials provided and included in cost of the class? 
A: No. Please bring all materials to your first class:
  • Disposable palette paper
  • Palette knife(s)- at least one with a triangle shaped tip
  • Turpenoid Natural, small bottle. must be odorless and non-toxic! (Not the blue can!)
  • Linseed oil, small bottle
  • At least 4 paint brushes: A mix of flats and rounds and a variety of sizes (very skinny to 1” wide)
  • One small tube of each of the following colors (for cadmium colors, it is OK if the word "hue" or "medium" follows the name): 
    • Titanium White
    • Cadmium Red Medium
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium
    • Cerulean Blue
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Raw Umber
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Sap Green or Viridian Green
  • 1 Stretched Canvas - 11" x 14" or 16" x 20" or larger
  • Two jars with lids – Please bring from home (like a jam jar with lid)
  • Purchase of TASNY smock is optional or bring your own
Or you may purchase a No-Fuss Art Kit available at the gift shop for $79.

Q: Do you sell class materials on site? 
Yes, canvases can be purchased at the following prices: 11 x 14 for $8 and 16 x 20 for $10.

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Refund Policy
Class tuition is neither non-refundable nor transferable. No refunds will be issued after registration and payment. In case of a Medically Certified illness, a credit will be issued after receipt of your physician’s documentation. The value of the credit will be for the balance of the remaining class sessions with an additional deduction of a $75 registration fee. Credit may be used towards any offerings at The Art Studio NY for up to 12 months.

If after your first class you are dissatisfied with the quality of your course, a written note must be submitted within 3 business days after your first class. After receiving your note, refund of class tuition will be reviewed by our staff. If a refund is granted, processing of refunds requires 8-10 weeks.

Course Cancellations
Although course cancellation at The Art Studio NY is quite rare, The Art Studio NY reserves the right to cancel classes or change instructor assignments and makes every effort to notify students in advance. If enrollment goals are not met, a course may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first scheduled class. In the event of cancellation, a full refund or credit is granted. On occasion, a course start-date will be pushed back if enrollment goals are not met. In this instance, you will receive a credit for the price of the class that did not take place.

Please note that there will be NO exceptions to this under any circumstances, and that neither CourseHorse nor The Art Studio NY will bend on this policy.

Unfortunately, The Art Studio NY does not offer any makeups for classes missed. However, if the student wants to get the most from the course and the absence, they can tell the instructor when they will be absent and the instructor can provide some guidance on exercises to practice while away.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00pm - 9:00pm Sara Weininger 7 $349
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Nov 25 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sara Weininger
Mon, Dec 02 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sara Weininger
Mon, Dec 09 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sara Weininger
Mon, Dec 16 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sara Weininger
Mon, Jan 06 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sara Weininger
Mon, Jan 13 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sara Weininger

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Is there any storage area for the class materials?
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Hi Christina! Students are responsible for bringing the weekly materials; materials are not stored at The Art Studio NY. Hope this helps!

Reviews of Classes at The Art Studio NY (521)

(521 Reviews)
Dare to Oil Paint: Beginner's Oil Painting
Reviewed by Jayne R. on 4/2/2019
Jake is the best art teacher around. He is nice, helpful, and a terrific artist himself.
Dare to Oil Paint: Beginner's Oil Painting
Reviewed by Christine A. on 1/16/2018
James was great! He was able to distill more complicated techniques and concepts into easy to follow examples and explanations.
Dare to Oil Paint: Beginner's Oil Painting
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/21/2017
I didn't learn anything from this class. The teacher was very nice but not effective.
Dare to Oil Paint: Beginner's Oil Painting
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/24/2017
Andy was such a great spirit! He helped me not just with technique but to express myself. Great class!
Dare to Oil Paint: Beginner's Oil Painting
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/13/2019
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