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Introduction to Oil Painting

at Arlington Arts Center - Arlington 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201

Learn about the materials and techniques of oil painting, including layering and alla prima paint application, color mixing, and studio safety. Students will complete 1-2 paintings, working from a still life and/or a photograph of their choice.  Oil paintings by classical, modern, and contemporary artists will also be reviewed. Recommended for...

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$160

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Painting with Acrylic

at Arlington Arts Center - Arlington 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201

Designed to offer you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of acrylic painting, this course will cover the use of various painting tools, support preparation, and color mixing. You’ll stretch canvas, complete color theory studies, and observe demos in paint application. Working from observation and photographs, you will hone painting skills while...

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$312.50

8 sessions

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Painting with Acrylic

at Arlington Arts Center - Arlington 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201

Designed to offer you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of acrylic painting, this course will cover the use of various painting tools, support preparation, and color mixing. You’ll stretch canvas, complete color theory studies, and observe demos in paint application. Working from observation and photographs, you will hone painting skills while...

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$312.50

8 sessions

Oil Painting Basics & Beyond

at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop - Capitol Hill 545 7th St, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

Beginners will get an introduction to material handling, safety and basic color theory and will learn to paint from a simple, but challenging still life. Experienced and continuing painting students will learn techniques to refine their skills and paint from more complex subject matter. All materials are supplied. Students should wear old...

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$320

8 sessions

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Beginning Oil Painting

at The Smithsonian Associates - Southwest Washington, D.C. 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Artists participating in the Public Works of Art Project in 1933 and 1934 were charged with painting subjects which ranged from portraits to cityscapes as well as landscapes and rural life. This project yielded an amazing body of work that provides inspiration for artists beginning to learn the techniques of oil painting. View the Smithsonian American...

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$285

8 sessions

Introduction to Watercolor

at Lincoln Photography Classes - Southwest Washington, D.C. National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia 20565

This series will help you through the process of creating a watercolor landscape from life.  Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced painter, these classes will sharpen your skills and help you along your way to becoming a more complete artist. First Class :: Basic Drawing in Preparation for Painting Watercolor paper (types) and...

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$510

6 sessions

Oil Pastels for Everyone 

at The Smithsonian Associates - Southwest Washington, D.C. 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Although Cray-Pas, the first oil pastel, was introduced in the 1920s, it wasn’t until two decades later when Picasso asked Henri Sennelier to create professional oil pastels, that the world had a truly new art medium. Sennelier oil pastels are richly pigmented and have a creamy consistency. They have little comparison with dry or soft pastels in...

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$235

6 sessions

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