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oil painting
for beginners

Saturday April 20,


Horowhenua Art Society members $50
non-members $70

Venue: Horowhenua Art Society,
119 Bath Street, Levin

Enrolments close April 19

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Come and discover just how user friendly oil paint is and how very simple and straight forward it is to use! Oil paint has many advantages over other painting media which is why it has stood the test of time and this class will demonstrate basic techniques that will allow you to realise and appreciate its possibilities and have fun while you're doing it. We'll begin by working monochromatically to give you time to get a sense of its qualities and for those who wish, move into some colour. This is a hands on class that won't load lot's of unnecessary 'rules' on you, but give you real freedom to understand how it works and build confidence to use it boldly!

Limited to 12 places

What to bring:

The Paint: Black & white oil paint will be supplied. 

To Paint on to:

One A4 canvas panel is supplied as part of the class fee. You may like to also bring a canvas panel so you can do a second painting. They’re relatively cheap and ready to go. We can’t paint onto un-sealed/primed surfaces such as paper or card. It needs to be a non-absorbent (sealed) surface. Whatever you decide to bring just make sure they are no smaller than A4 size.


We’ll be working monochromatically during the day but if you’d like to try some colour your very welcome to bring whatever colours you have along.



Something non-absorbent such as glass, plastic or an old dinner plate and not too tiny.



2-3 medium size (about 1cm across the bristles) flat synthetic brushes would be good and anything else you may have, bring them along (choice is a good thing). Plus a plastic bag.


Please don’t bring turps. We don’t need it and some people don’t react well to it. I’ll explain brush cleaning options on the day.

If there’s anything at all you’re unsure about, just get in touch.

Age Suitability

While this is an adults drawing class, students high school and older are welcome enrol if the parent/guardian is confident they are mature enough to attend.

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