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Coming this fall: "Intro To Oil Painting"

 Mondays, October 8, 15, 22, 29
9:00am - Noon
Any student who has taken one of Jan Bower's drawing classes is invited to participate in "Intro To Oil Painting." In Jan's studio, students will enjoy a peaceful environment where they can develop their talents through, classroom instruction, demonstration, and lots of practice in an unintimidating atmosphere.
By having previously taken Jan's drawing class, students will have been exposed to the basic principles of shapes, perspective, value, shading, and design. In Intro To Oil Painting they will apply these concepts to painting, while also learning about:
  • Color Theory
  • Handling Materials
  • Building a Palette
  • Color Mixing
  • Color Schemes
  • Brush Work
  • Painting from Life
  • Painting from Photos
  • Laying Down a Sketch
  • Creating a Great Composition

The fee for Intro To Oil Painting is $200, which includes:
* All in class materials (paint, medium, cleaning supplies, canvas, etc)
* A set of quality paintbrushes and palette for the student to keep.
Class size is limited, so don't delay! If you need financial assistance, please ask;
several partial scholarships are available (thanks to a generous donor).
or e-mail Jan with questions at 

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"I love the thrill of watching young artists surprise themselves with beautiful work as they apply the newly learned principles of painting." - Jan Bower
About the Instructor
 In her 35 year art career,
Jan Bower has illustrated 16 books, painted hundreds of portraits, and won numerous awards. She loves training budding artists to paint with excellence, passion, and purpose. When Jan isn't painting, she can usually be found tending to her garden and her large family.
After completing Intro To Oil Painting, you are welcome to continue with any future "Palette Masters" classes that Jan offers. These include: Landscapes, Still Life, Animals, Human Portraiture, and more

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