Wednesday: Oil Painting for Beginners-Intermediate [Adults & Teens]
952 Alexander Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Room Number: Studio
Teaching Artist: Lori Langsner
Adults & Teens: Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm: 6 sessions
January 26 - March 2
Snow Date: March 9
$240 Members* | $264 Non-Members
How many times have you visited galleries in a museum and wished you could do that? The luminosity of oil paints has intrigued us all. The beginner class will include an introduction to the art of oil painting especially for people who have never painted in oils, or who have been away for a while and would like to get back to the basics. We’ll start from the beginning: setting up your palette, mixing of paints, brushstroke and application, and then move onto learning to look at your subject and light source as we create meaningful artistic expressions. In both classes, a variety of subject matter, including still life, landscape, and portraiture will be part of our focus, with students being encouraged to use personal inspiration in their work. New and continuing students welcome!
Materials Needed: Basic oil paint colors or oil paint kit (red, yellow, blue, white, black, etc.); brushes (Round, flat, bright, filbert, fan); ODORLESS thinner/spirits and a clear glass or metal container with a cover to hold it; three 8" x 10", three 11" x 14" canvas boards; palette (basic: A roll of freezer paper OR a 12" x 16" disposable palette pad); Miscellaneous Recommended: disposable gloves, rags or paper towels, apron or smock.
Covid Protocols: Adults are now required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 2 days of the in-person event or class. Classes and workshops held in all spaces at the art center and Whole World Arts utilize an HVAC system supplemented with portable HEPA filtration systems. Fresh air is introduced whenever possible. Classes are spaced appropriately to allow 3 - 6 ft. of social distancing. Acrylic barriers are utilized, as needed. Mask wearing is strongly encouraged for all adults regardless of vaccination status, and required for all youth classes. All our staff and Teaching Artists have been vaccinated. High-touch surfaces are wiped down regularly using certified cleaning agents. Hand sanitizer is available in all classrooms. Youth visual arts classes have their own sanitized art supplies to be used.
About the Teaching Artist
A resident of West Windsor and recently retired as an arts educator in the NYC Public Schools, Lori has now put her personal focus back on oil painting. Surrounding herself with her love of nature and incorporating travel memories, and sights in and around Mercer County, Lori enjoys painting “en plein air”. Lori has an MA in Special Education from Brooklyn College, a BA in Art Education from Queens College, and has continued her studies at the Art Students League, Princeton Arts Council, and Mercer County Community College. To preview her paintings please visit www.lorilangsner.com
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