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Oil Painting I: Basic Techniques and Fundamentals

  • This class focuses on the basics necessary for getting started in oil painting. It will cover such topics as materials/supports, setting up the palette, basic colour theory and colour mixing, and the various approaches to starting and bringing a painting to finish. Safety and misconceptions around oils will be discussed. Students will learn different starting approaches to oil painting from transferring a drawing, dry brush drawing and the wipe out method. We will discuss indirect vs direct painting methods and glazing and scumbling applications for finishing techniques  This workshop should give students all of the practical information they need in order to feel comfortable using oil paints as their medium. 
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Withdrawal from courses: Students may withdraw from a course at any time. A $75 withdrawal fee is charged for withdrawing from a course prior to course start date. No course refund is processed after this time. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal.
The Arts & Sciences Non-Credit Programming Unit reserves the right to cancel courses when there is insufficient enrollment, in these cases a full refund will be issued. No transfers will be allowed from one term to another term. If a class is cancelled during the term, these hours will be rescheduled and made up. However, if a student misses a class, no rescheduling or make up classes occur.

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Course Code: ASCAA636