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Oil Painting Classes San Diego

Learn the techniques and skills of oil painting in San Diego and unlock your artistic potential in these immersive and hands-on classes, perfect for beginners and experienced artists alike.

2 classes in-person in San Diego have spots left, and 3 classes live online are available.

Intro to Oil Painting

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th Street, San Diego

Discover the beauty and ease of oil painting with this beginner-friendly course. Explore color, value, and composition while creating a loose, realistic style using non-toxic materials. Complete a painting using a photo reference of your choice.

Monday, Mar 18th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

Intro to Still Life Painting (Acrylic or Oil)

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th Street, San Diego

Make painting realistically far more exciting in this yummy and fun class as you work with food to showcase what makes them crave-able. Learn to paint realistically in a simple and fun way using both real life setups and photo references, to create colorful artworks! In this class, you will learn how to: arrange a still life in a fun and unique way use your phone to capture arrangements with purposeful lighting and color mix oil or acrylic...

Tuesday, Apr 23rd, 6–9pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

Online Water - Soluble Oils 401

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the eco-friendly joy of oil painting with water-soluble oils. Learn the techniques of mixing colors and brushwork while creating stunning traditional and contemporary pieces. Say yes to this delicious and non-toxic medium at Pastimes for a Lifetime.

Wednesday, Feb 21st, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

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Online Oil Pastel 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the world of oil pastels with this online art course. Unleash your creativity as you learn color theory, blending techniques, and how to create stunning works of art that resemble oil paintings. Perfect for beginners looking for a mess-free and vibrant medium.

Wednesday, Feb 21st, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Dare to Draw, Paint & Create: Advanced Art Class for All Mediums

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unleash your artistic potential and express yourself through painting in this inspiring online art class. Develop your unique style, master advanced techniques, and create stunning artwork that you will be proud to display. Join a supportive community of fellow artists and receive personalized feedback to enhance your skills.

Thursday, Feb 22nd, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

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Intro to Landscape Oil Painting

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

Learn how to paint expressively using oil paint and photo references of Aspen in the winter time with snow and mountains. ​This class will have instructor demos/lessons and 1-on-1 guidance. Oil painting fundamentals are covered in every session: studio materials, color, value, atmospheric perspective, cropping photo references, blending, and layering. ​By the end of the course, students will have completed a painting of the Aspen landscape....

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Contemporary Oil Painting

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

Learn about painting materials, contemporary styles, blending paint, contrast, sketching, the underpainting and basic color theory. Students will also study oil painting exercises that cover color and form, distance and texture, basic forms and color value scale through painting from photos. This 6-week class will move at each individual student’s pace and skill. By the end of the course, the student will have a basic understanding of oil painting...

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Intro to Still Life Oil Painting

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

Find out why oils are actually the easiest painting medium of them all and explore color, value, and composition! Perfect for those brand new to oil paint, returning to painting, or an experienced artist looking to add oils to your repertoire. Explore topics including studio materials, color mixing, brush techniques, layering, and measuring techniques while painting from photographs in a loose, realistic style. Students will walk away with...

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Abstract Oil Painting

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th Street, San Diego

Learn the basics of abstract painting with oils and compatible abstract methods, including R&F Pigment Sticks and Cold Wax Medium! In this class, we'll discover why oil paints are a favorite among many artists. There are so many options for creating abstracts with oils. We will focus on tubed oil paint, R&F Pigment Sticks, and the Gamblin Sampler Kit that includes our texture-making mediums like alkyd, solvent-free gel, and cold wax medium....

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Painting with R&F Pigment Sticks Workshop

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th Street, San Diego

Painting with R&F Pigment Sticks allows you to paint without a brush! Learn basic techniques and how to create your own tints, tones, and palettes. Students will learn about various oil paint products by R&F, information for safe handling, helpful studio practices, and preparing substrates. The instructor will also demo "direct mark-making," glazing, mixing colors, and more. Artists from all backgrounds will see how this product can enhance...

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Intermediate Oil Painting

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th Street, San Diego

Take your oil painting skills to the next level in this advanced course at Art on 30th. Explore composition for realism art, advanced brushwork techniques, and color mixing to create stunning artwork. Prerequisite: Intro to Oil Painting.

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Painting with Oil

Lux Art Institute @ 1550 S El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA

Visiting artist Vicki Walsh has a skilled approach to teaching color theory with clear and personally designed instruction for handling paint safely and using color in an inspiring way. Participants come away from this class with a thorough understanding of color and value, and a systematic approach to palette creation that will allow them to use the oil medium with skill and confidence, all while experimenting with subject matter personal to their...

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Oil Painting

Andrea Rushing Academy of Art @ 2148 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA

Oil painting made easy! Some color theory, pictorial composition, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills will be emphasized. This class provides the means for a student to progress at a self-directed pace. Instructor Andrea develops each student’s self-confidence through specific demonstrations based on the content of a student’s painting and passion. Oil is paint preferred, but acrylic paints may also be used. ...

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Oil Painting - Pushing Color

Icarus Studio and Art Gallery @ 13330 Paseo del Verano, San Diego, CA

Learn to create a realistic landscape,and still exaggerate colors and values in a believable but controlled way.

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Oil Painting: Pushing Color

Icarus Creative Art @ 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte , California City, CA

Learn to create realistic landscape and still exaggerate colors and values in a believable but controlled way. 

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Oil Painting: Tree

Icarus Creative Art @ 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte , California City, CA

Study and paint a grand oak tree and use techniques to create dimension with light shadow and color.

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Duplicating the Masters in Oil Painting (Teens)

Martin Fine Art Classes @ 162 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, California City, CA

Students learn a variety of painting styles and techniques by duplicating paintings from each of the major art movements: Classical, Neo-classical, Impressionist.

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Beginning Oil Painting (Teens)

Martin Fine Art Classes @ 162 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, California City, CA

Students learn to handle oil paint and brushes. Become familiar with and learn to care for materials. Apply skills gained in drawing and values courses to oil painting.

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Oil Painting - Tree

Icarus Studio and Art Gallery @ 13330 Paseo del Verano, San Diego, CA

Studyandpaintagrandoaktreeandusetechniques to createdimension with light, shadow,andcolor.

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Oil Painting in Color (Teens)

Martin Fine Art Classes @ 162 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, California City, CA

Students are taught to master the absolute essential skills needed to mix and apply any color while maintaining value and form. Students paint a wide array of subject matter applying all the previously learned skills.

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