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Introduction to Oil Painting: For Beginners

  • Marlene Bremmer Studio 416 Washington St. SE, Ste. 210A Olympia, WA, 98501 United States (map)

Instructor: Marlene Bremner (
Location: 416 Washington St. SE, Ste. 210A, Olympia, WA 98501

Price: $25
Ages: 16+
Spaces: 4 openings total
Register: Call Marlene at 360-790-2701 or send her an email at

Learn the basics of oil painting in the studio of a professional oil painter. The class will begin with an overview of the materials used in oil painting, including supports and grounds, mediums, the paints, brushes, and solvents. Emphasis will be placed on reducing exposure to toxic substances. Basic techniques of color, tone, shadows, blending, and creating form will be introduced. Students will be given time to practice each technique and ask questions. No experience required. 

Materials needed: 
Brushes (1 of each): 


Palette Knife for mixing colors

4-5 pre-primed small-medium sized canvas boards for practicing techniques. These are usually inexpensive and come in a variety of sizes. 

The following materials are suggested but not required:
Oil Paints (M. Graham): 
Titanium White
Mars Black
Cadmium Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Red
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine Blue

Empty jars (with lids) for cleaning brushes and holding solvents

Medium: M. Graham walnut oil

Solvent/Thinner: Odorless Mineral Spirits or Eco-House Citrus Thinner

Earlier Event: March 11
Advanced Pastel
Later Event: March 16
Beginning Drawing