Instructor: Philip C. Thompson

Dates/Times: Dates and times of next class TBA - please call or send us an email if you're interested in taking this course.

Description: Introduction to oil painting, focusing on the still life. Students will learn the basic materials and techniques necessary to move on to advanced still lifes, portrait, figure, landscape, etc. Emphasis is on a simple strategy for approaching oil painting. Students will complete a painting each week.


Level: Any. Basic knowledge of drawing helpful, but not required.

Class price: $240


Materials: Choose one of each of the following paint and brush options. Feel free to call and discuss your options! Paints – all professional grade paints, the difference is in lower cost color choices.


-Materials fee: kit which includes budget choice paints (all professional grade) $160

-Materials fee: kit which includes best choice paints $ 230




Brushes - student grade or professional grade. The latter will hold their shape better and last longer than the student grade.


-Budget choice brushes: $15

-Better choice brushes: $40


Class size: Minimum 2, Maximum 14