In this six-week course we will create an oil painting using similar methods that the world’s greatest artists have perfected over centuries. Get ready to learn as this workshop covers a great deal of information. Students will benefit from having experience with the fundamentals of representational oil painting such as underpainting, accurate colour mixing and the basic principles of drawing proportion and measurement. Less experienced painters who are ready for a great challenge are welcome. Note that a different reference image will be used for each class so that repeat students get a new experience.. Supplies list to come.
Steve Chmilar is one of Canada’s foremost New Contemporary painters. Since his debut show at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in 2011, he has painted full-time by selling his work internationally to private collectors. In 2012, he won best in show at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit (Canada’s largest juried exhibition) and Prix De La Meilleure Oeuvre (Prize for Best Work) Mtl en Arts in Montreal. Please view Steve’s bio in the instructors tab for more information.
Please note: We maintain small class sizes to ensure a personalized and welcoming environment. Each student will have their own table to create on in a large, well lit 900 sq ft studio with lots natural light studio. We continue to follow all guidelines from public health officials.
- Session: May 17th – June 28th (No Class on Tues June 21st)
Steve Chmilar is one of Canada’s foremost New Contemporary painters. Since his debut show at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in 2011, he has painted full-time by selling his work internationally to private collectors. In 2012, he won best in show at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit (Canada’s largest juried exhibition) and Prix De La Meilleure Oeuvre (Prize for Best Work) Mtl en Arts in Montreal. He has been featured on HiFructose,com and John Dalton’s Gently Does it podcast. Recently, he placed as a top finalist out of thousands of international entries in two of the internets largest art competitions: the 2nd annual Jonathan LeVine projects Delusional Art Competition and the Beautiful Bizarre Magazines Art Prize.
Steve’s teaching style is patient and encouraging. “I strive to make a learning environment as relaxed as possible while giving out a lot of information. A light-hearted, low-pressure space that is full of positive energy is the best place to absorb new information and experiment”.
A primed painting panel that measures 14”x18”. Can be wood, canvas or canvas board. If there are no 14”x18”s available, 16”x20” is a second option.
Brushes: (same as beginner class)
-Flat or angle flat: small, medium to large or 8 to 20 or 1/4” to 1” (8mm to 24mm)
-Filbert: small to medium, 1 to 4 or 1/4” to 1/2” (8mm to 12mm)
-Round: very small to medium, 0 to 6, most importantly sizes 2 to 4.
First class: Raw and Burnt umber.
Second class: At least one white, this could be fast drying white, underpainting white or titanium white. Prussian Blue, transparent oxide/earth red, transparent oxide/earth yellow.
3rd – 6th class: cadmium yellow light (or equivalent), cadmium red light (or equivalent), alizarin crimson, raw sienna, burnt sienna, any black (ivory, lamp, mars).
Bring any extra paints that you have.
– Refined Linseed Oil. Any small quantity of any brand will do
– Mixing surface or palette of any kind
– Palette Knife: any small trowel shaped knife is ideal
– Rags or cloths. One or two is plenty
– Canva Paper 9×12 at least 2 sheets
Supplied by instructor during the first class will be as follows:
Notes on technical information and theory