Basic Oil Painting, Especially for Guys!

Course Dates: 
6 weeks: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21
Thursdays, 2-5 p.m.
Nancy Nehls Nelson
Course Catalogs: 
2019 Winter

We will learn to translate what we “see” into an oil painting on canvas. 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 media and demonstrate preparation of painting surfaces. We will work from photographs and introduce the concept of plein air painting. This course is for beginning painters only. Although not limited to male participants, men and women do work with different priorities and methods in terms of creating art. If you are skilled in another medium like watercolor or acrylics, please consider not taking this class so true beginners can! Materials fee: $40 payable to the instructor at the first class.

Course outline

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.