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Sketching in Oils  

In this class, students will learn to use oil paints and work freely from their photographs. Students may work from landscape or still life images. The emphasis will be on creating painted sketches that will be completed each class session. The process will be that of the French masters as they sketched in oils. Students will learn to first simplify the shapes, separate them into a pattern of dark and light, and then build a greater, more colorful tonal range and suggestion of imagery. The results will be short, fluid sketches that stand alone as artworks or can be used as studies for further painting. Repeat students may choose to continue with the existing sketch format, or work on more extended paintings using the techniques learned in the sketching class. The class is well suited for the beginner as well as more experienced student.


  • Sketching in Oils

  • Dates: 3/23/2020 - 5/18/2020
    No class 4/6
    Days of the Week: M
    Number of Sessions: 8
    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Fee: $210.00
    Instructor: Sylvia Vigliani
    Building: The Bronxville School
    Address: Midland Ave. Parking Lot and Entrance Bronxville, NY 10708
    REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. This class is already in session; please contact the office if you would like to register.
    Supply List:
    Beginner set of Oils, Regular or Water Mixable (suggested Winsor & Newton): white, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, pthalo green, ultramarine blue, burnt umber, ivory black; optional: cadmium red, sap green, cerulean blue
    Palette knife for mixing: flexible 1"; Paper Palette pad 9" x 12"; Canvas pad 9" x 12" or larger
    Oil Brushes: 8, 6 4 and 2 (Princeton 5200 Natural Bristle Filbert is a great brush for the price, available from Dick Blick,
    Medium: a fast-drying medium, such as Winsor & Newton Liquin Medium 75 ml, Gamblin Neo-Meglip, or M. Graham Walnut Alkyd. (If purchasing Liquin, choose regular Liquin rather than the medium designed for water-mixable oils.)

    No Flammable materials allowed in the room, please
    If any questions, please contact the Instructor: