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Getting Started with Oil Paints

with Mary Jane Begin

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    06:06
  •   11 Demo: Explore With Oil Paints and Solvents on Canvas

    24:24

Class duration: 2h 44m

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About The Class

Start working with oils today!

Are you interested in working with oil paints but not sure how to get started? In this course artist and illustrator, Mary Jane Begin will introduce you to the world of oil paints. This class is perfect for beginners looking to learn the basics of the medium in order to begin a painting practice. By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the know-how to pick up a brush and start experimenting with oils!

In this class you’ll learn:

  • All about the different types of oil paints and how they work
  • Which brushes and papers to use with those paints
  • How to begin making simple marks and shapes to familiarize yourself with the medium



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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    06:06
  2. 02

    Colors of Oil Paints

    15:16
  3. 03

    Solvents and Varnishes For Oil Paints

    06:19
  4. 04

    Demo: Oil Paint Glazing Techniques

    16:05
  5. 05

    Oil Painting Brushes & Palette Knives

    08:01
  6. 06

    Demo: Oil Painting Brushes

    14:34
  7. 07

    Demo: Oil Painting Palette Knives

    08:15
  8. 08

    Oil Paints Tools and Supplies Q&A

    04:22
  9. 09

    SurfacesFor Oil Paints

    17:40
  10. 10

    Demo: Prepare Canvas For Oil Paints

    08:27
  11. 11

    Demo: Explore With Oil Paints and Solvents on Canvas

    24:24
  12. 12

    Demo: Create Thick Impasto Oil Paint Textures

    16:03
  13. 13

    Demo: Mixed Media Oil Painting

    18:29

Meet Your Expert

Mary Jane Begin

As an award-winning illustrator and author of children’s picture books, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate and professor in the Illustration Department at RISD…Mary Jane feels INCREDIBLY lucky; she gets to do all the things that she loves to do ... read more

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