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Oil & Acrylic Painting

Unlock your artistic potential and master the techniques of oil and acrylic painting at the renowned Art School of SF Bay. Explore the beauty of nature through landscapes, learn to capture emotions in portraits, and develop your unique style. With high-quality art materials provided, embark on a transformative artistic journey.

  • All levels
  • 18 and older
  • $560
  • 1601 Irving St, San Francisco, CA
  • 28 hours over 14 sessions

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What you'll learn in this oil painting class:

This course will help art lovers master various methods of oil and acrylic painting, and develop a personal unique style! We will work on painting nature: landscape composition, clouds, waves, waterfalls, trees, sun spots; learn to represent texture of various objects; we will practice expressing character and emotions in portraits, set up the mood of the painting, and deliver the right artistic message through it. 

High-quality art materials are provided and included in the course price. 

Detailed Schedule:

  • Day 1: Introduction. Color theory and color mixing. Expressing mood through color. Painting simple colorful objects, learning to assess the desired color. Demonstrations and practice of various acrylic and oil techniques.
  • Day 2: Impressionism versus classical painting. Starting a master copy of your favorite work of an impressionist artist (Monet/Pissarro/Gauguin/Van Gogh)
  • Day 3: Tips on painting grass, clouds, water, and mountains. Finishing the landscape. 
  • Day 4: Starting a still life: introduction to classical oil painting. Compositional thumbnails, preparing a cartoon (drawing on thin paper), priming a canvas.
  • Day 5: Continue working on a small still life. Making an underpainting.
  • Day 6: First layer of color. Changes in color temperature. Tips on painting metal, glass, silky fabrics, text.
  • Day 7: Second layer of paint.
  • Day 8: Final touches, varnishes. Finishing the still life.
  • Day 9: Starting a portrait. Intro on facial anatomy. Compositional thumbnails, starting a drawing.
  • Day 10: Painting the portrait.
  • Day 11: Finishing the portrait.
  • Day 12: Starting working on a final project. Lecture on expressive composition. Compositional and color thumbnails.
  • Day 13: Painting the final project of a choice.
  • Day 14: Painting the final project of a choice.

Refund Policy

We do not provide refunds for ongoing classes tuition, courses or camps payments.

  • However, full credit towards future booking or transfer to another camp/course will be offered for any cancellations made up to 2 business days before the camp or course starts.
  • Ongoing classes can be canceled with a 31 business days prior notice.

You can make up a missed class on another day when we offer the same age/skill group class. The make-up class should be arranged in advance, no drop-ins. Limit 2 make-up classes per month. Make-up classes are subject to the availability of space in a similar class. We reserve the right not to provide make-up classes or terminate the class enrollment for repeating truancy.

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Art School of SF Bay

Art School of SF Bay teachers are skilled artists with Fine Arts degrees, working in realistic tradition. We teach representational drawing from nature to kids and adults in a creative and approachable way.

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