Oil Painting for Beginners: Online Course

Oil Painting for Beginners: Online Course

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In this course, students will learn the basics of oil painting, which include how to mix colors, how to apply on canvas what one observes from objects, and how to paint using a variety of techniques. Concepts such as light and pigment, the nature of color and color harmonies, and emotional effects of color will be addressed through studio assignments and demonstrations. Color contrast, spatial illusion, perception and social color concepts related to art and design will also be covered. You will learn oil painting techniques and theories through demonstration, instruction, and practice while exploring topics including choice of materials, depiction of light and shadow, painting techniques, basic color mixing, and composition. No experience necessary. Classes will be held online Mondays and Thursdays. Please visit our website for more information. https://statecsa.indstate.edu/