Basic Oil Painting, Especially for Guys!

Course Dates: 
6 weeks: January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 2018
Thursdays, 2-5 p.m.
Nancy Nehls Nelson
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Winter

We will learn to translate what we see into an oil painting on canvas. Although not limited to male participants, men and women do approach elementary learning differently and that will be taken into consideration in this course that is designed for men. 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 meant for beginning painters only. If you are skilled in another medium like watercolor or acrylics, please consider not taking this class so true beginners can! Recommended text: Oil Painting with a Basic Palette by Morgan Samuel Price, ISBN-13: 978-0891348825. Materials fee: $40 payable to the instructor at the first class.  Additional materials to be purchased by the participants will be approximately $100.

First Day of Class Paintings






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.