Getting in touch with your painting skills

By November 4, 2017
  • January 25, 2018 - March 15, 2018
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is an opportunity to go beyond the mere application of paint on a canvas. It is a class that addresses the beginner as well as the more seasoned painter. It will give you the tools you need to analyze and critique your artwork, and the skills to take your painting to a new level. Each class begins with a specific topic which we will discuss. Things like color theory, composition, the importance of values, drawing skills, perspective. We will also look into how to read a tube of paint, what kind of brushes do you need, what alternative substrates can you work on. We will work from still life, photos or your imagination, in either an objective or non objective style. Individual instruction will be given to each student to help develop a specific plan for growth. Come equipped with your paints and canvas ready to paint.



Mispillion Art League.

5 North Walnut Street.

Milford, DE 19963.

302 430 7646

Materials List


Gamblin Paint, Utrecht, Winsor Newton or equivalent- Do Not use student grade paint, you will only have to replace it as you get better. Since it will not mix well and lacks intensity you put yourself at a disadvantage form the start.

  1. Cadmium Lemon Yellow
  2. Cadmium Yellow medium
  3. Yellow ochre
  4. Cadmium Orange
  5. Cadmium Red Deep
  6. Alizarin Crimson
  7. Ultramarine Blue
  8. Thalo Blue
  9. Titanium White

Look for quality brushes ( suggested : Robert Simmons, Isabey, or Rosemary brushes are all good

Synthetic sizes(Oil and Acrylic): Round,2 ; Flats 8,10,

Synthetic sizes (Acrylic Only):  Bright 2,6, Filbert,4,8,10; Flat,8

Bristle sizes(Oil Only): Bright 2,6, Filbert,4,8,10; Flat,8

A palette knife style 057 (small triangle)

Palette cup  (Oil Only)

Jar for Water ( Acrylic Only)

odorless turpenoid 16oz  (Oil Only)

refined linseed or walnut oil  (Oil Only)

Participant Information

Max Students: 15 Students
Proficiency level: Beginner through advanced

Registration Information

Register with Mispillion Art League; call