Basic Oil Painting—Especially for Men!

Course Dates: 
6 weeks: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20
Thursdays, 2-5 p.m.
Nancy Nehls Nelson
Course Catalogs: 
2020 Winter

We will learn to translate what we “see” into a simple landscape oil painting on canvas. Although not limited to guys, men and women do learn basic skills with different priorities and methods. Men are encouraged to join this class! The instructor will explain color value, composition, lighting and accurate limited palette color. She will also cover different painting materials such as brushes, oil paints and canvas. Prerequisite: This course is for beginning painters only

Instructor: Nancy Nehls Nelson ( is a Weaverville artist who has painted using a limited palette for more than 20 years. She has taught at College for Seniors since 2014.

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