- Session: March 4th – 25th
- Session: April 1st – 29th (No class April 22nd easter Monday)
- Session: May 6th – 27th
- Time: Monday’s 5:30-8pm
- Instructor: Steve Chmilar
- Experience: Beginners. Patience and desire are the only prerequisites.
- Ages: 16+
- Investment: $90/ 4 classes
- Supplies: Listed below
If you have ever wondered how artists like DaVinci or Rembrandt could have created such breathtaking works of art, then this course is for you. Even if you are a beginner, you can learn the steps and techniques that the great masters used to paint timeless masterpieces. Climbing the tallest mountain is possible if you take it one step at a time.
In this four session introductory workshop, Steve Chmilar will demystify the atelier oil painting method by breaking it down in the easily manageable steps. All the materials you will need can be found at any art store. This course will be taught in an odour free environment without the use of any toxic mediums such as thinner or turpentine.
Encouraging note: It is commonly thought that oil painting is more difficult than acrylic. I will show you why it is actually easier in many ways. The word ‘classical’ may sound advanced but this course is designed to give painters at any skill level a sound understanding of fundamental techniques that can be used for any style.
CLASS ONE: Introduction to theory, canvas priming, value scale hand-out, image selection, drawing with paint. Starting with only umber.
CLASS TWO: Underpainting to grisaille. Working with umber to white.
CLASS THREE: Colour. The theory of mixing any hue that can be seen with the human eye.
CLASS FOUR: More colour. Oiling out, glazing, scumbling, veiling and touch ups.