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Intro to Oil Painting

with Jessica Green

June 24-26, 2021 


Thursday: 9am-4pm   

Friday: 9am-4pm

Saturday: 9am-noon


Brave Brush: Intro to Oil Painting

Level: Beginning and Intermediate painters


Ages 16+



Class Max: 12

Class Min: 6



If you’ve had the “if only I could paint!” thought circulating around in your head, it’s time to leave excuses at the door and bravely pick up a paintbrush! With nearly two decades of teaching experience, I will use this three-day workshop to demystify the process of painting and guide you toward creating vibrant and beautiful oil paintings. We’ll cover basic concepts such as composition, value, and color mixing within the genres of still life and landscape. This class is modeled after the ‘Daily Painting’ movement where we’ll run through the entire painting process multiple times using small panels. The course will include clear step-by-step instruction of the painting process, live painting demonstrations, group discussion, and individual feedback/encouragement for each attendee.  By the end of this course, you will have a solid base of experience as well as additional resources in hand to equip you to continue on in your painting journey. This is a perfect launching point if you’ve ever wanted to paint with oils. It’s never too late to start learning to paint. Stop finding excuses. There’s never been a better time to be brave, let's grab some brushes and get to work!



Jessica Green is an oil painter who works out of her home studio on the northeast side of Indianapolis with her husband Wes and three wonderful children. She graduated from Taylor University in 2004 with a degree in Art Education. In addition to being an art teacher at both the elementary and secondary levels, she also has and continues to teach private classes and groups to both children and adults. 


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  • Paint: Titanium white, Cadmium yellow light, cadmium red medium, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, phthalo blue, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber


You can buy these paint colors ala cart. I love the Utrecht brand. The most economical choice would be to purchase the “Blick Studio Oil Colors - Basic Set of 12 Tubes’ or a similar set. If you already have paint tubes at home, but not what I have listed specifically, that’s fine! You can bring what you have. 

  • 6x6” gessoboards (1 pack of 4)

  • 8x8” canvas panels (1 pack of 5)

  • Gamsol orderless mineral spirits

  • Jar to hold Gamsol (you can also just use an old salsa or jelly jar with a tight fitting lid instead of buying one)

  • Palette paper

  • Silver Brush Bristlon Stiff White Synthetic Brush - Filbert, Size 3

  • Silver Brush Bristlon Stiff White Synthetic Brush - Flat, Size 6

  • Silver Brush Bristlon Stiff White Synthetic Brush - Flat, Size 4

  • Roll of Paper Towels (Not on DickBlick list. I like the blue, construction-grade paper towels, buy at Lowes or Home Depot or you can bring regular white paper towels.)


The following supplies will be provided: (However you might like to to order these items to have as you continue to paint after the workshop.)

  • Linseed Oil 

  • Black sharpie 

  • White colored pencil (Prismacolor brand)

  • Strathmore 400 Series Recycled Toned Sketch Journal or KraftPaper Post-Its (Amazon)

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