Forsyth Tech Community College
(336) 723-0371

Class Location:
West Campus
Room 15
1300 Bolton Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

September 5 - October 24, 2018

8 Wednesday Mornings, 9am-12pm


(Course Code: 125222)


All levels of students from beginners to advanced will meet to explore the proper use of this exciting medium, especially color mixing, application and brush techniques. We will work from photos and nature while studying the styles of the master oil painters.



Avoid Winton, Rowney and other student grade paints. Higher quality, professonal grade is preferable (Winsor Newton, Gamblin, Grumbacher Pre-Tested)
Monochromatic Palette: Titanium White (large tube), Burnt Umber
Limited Palette (in addition to Monochromatic): Terra Rosa or Venetian Red, Yellow Ochre, Ivory Black or Gamblin's Chromatic Black, Cadmium Red Light (optional)
Full Palette (in addition to Limited): Cadmium Red Light (if not already purchased), Permanent Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone Red, Cadmium Yellow, Viridian Green, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna
Optional: Cobalt Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Cadmium Orange

Avoid cheap brushes. Get at least 3 long-handled Filbert or Flat shaped bristle brushes for now (sizes #4-#8). Eventually you'll want more and a variety of sizes. You may also want to try Rounds at some point.
• Natural Bristle (course haired), Flats or Filberts (3 or more, #4-#8)
• Optional Natural Bristle (coarse haired), Filbert or Round (1, #2)
• Optional Sable (soft haired), Filbert or Round (1, #1 or #2)

• 11" x 14" Stretched Canvases or Canvas Boards (you will need 2)

• Wood (12" x 15" min size, treat with linseed oil prior to use) or Paper Palette Pad

• Palette Knife (not a painting knife)
• Odorless Mineral Spirits (such as Turpenoid or Gamblin's Gamsol, 32 oz size)
• Tabletop Easel
• Hand Soap (plain white bar such as Ivory brand)
• Small (tuna) Cans (1 or 2, for odorless mineral spirits)
• Rags or Sturdy Paper Towels (such as Viva brand)
• Apron or Smock
• Art Tool Box or Paint Box (to carry materials)
• Sources of Inspiration


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Class Location:
West Campus
Room 15
1300 Bolton Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103