Painting with Oils

Jean Cook [ view artist bio ]

Oils are a time-honored medium that has lasted for centuries. Students will learn the fundamentals of oil painting and the safe handling of the solvent and paints. The students will be shown the technique of drawing using only a brush on a toned surface. They will be completing a painting alla prima (wet into wet). Gessoed hardboard or canvas panels will be used for painting surfaces.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at



Grade Levels: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each, for 2 or more workshops on the same day; Materials fee to be determined; A residency requires one $110 planning meeting / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Limited; please inquire

Program Length: 3-5 Day Residency

Location: At Your School

Requirements: $110.00 planning meeting is required. Materials fee will vary based on length of the residency and materials needed. Oil Paint supplies: Alizarin or Permanent Madder Deep, Cad Red Medium, Cad Yellow Med, Ultramarine Blue, Permalba White, Yellow Ochre, Trans. Red Oxide, Assortment of Bristle Brushes including various sizes of Flat Canvas, gessoed board or canvas panels (minimum 2 per student), Solvent (Odorless Mineral Spirits) and containers, palettes and paper towels.

Standards: 11.1 11.1 Knows how visual, aural, oral and kinetic elements are used in the various art forms.15.7 15.7 Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes related to the visual arts.15.8 15.8 Knows a range of subject matter, symbols, and potential ideas in the visual arts.

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