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Oil Painting Demystified (and Beyond)


Adult / Art -
Adult Summer 2022

In depth instruction of oil paint, brushes, mediums, canvasses, equipment, color wheel, composition, one-on-one help, and demos in this fun, relaxed class. Choose your own subjects to paint and bring any supplies you have to the first class. Students advance at their own pace. Practicing between classes is encouraged by not mandatory. All levels welcome.

Please note: Due to allergies, the instructor kindly asks students to refrain from wearing perfumes during class.

Jeanne Kenton

My journeys to learn, create, and ultimately teach painting started as far back as I can remember with my desire to create pictures. My first formal classes were at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. It was a series of classes for children. Our class would learn about different art forms and then create something using our new knowledge. I dearly remember one class where we sat on the steps of one of the massive marble staircases gazing at a painting we tried to recreate. That memory has stayed with me my entire life. As my love for painting developed, I took classes from a variety of teachers, went to classes, seminars, conventions and visited art galleries and museums. My preferred medium always comes back to oil painting. Combined with my love for animals and nature the subjects are endless. After my two children were born, I stopped painting for a while, but that didn’t last long. While teaching my children to paint, I was asked to teach other children as well. It was a special thrill to see not only the accomplishments of my little students, but the excitement of their parents as they would arrive to collect their children. That soon led to my teaching adults at different levels. Around that time, I became interested in decorative painting, mostly in acrylics. For many years I would go far and wide to seek out teachers in both the acrylic and oil mediums. I joined art chapters, where I held leadership positions. and galleries. It is then I began teaching in earnest. My greatest excitement, still to this day, comes from seeing a student's development, spurred on by new techniques and new information. The teacher who most influenced me in my return to oil painting is Johnnie Liliedahl. I started taking classes from her and was hooked. I have an invaluable amount of information taken as notes in her classes, museum excursions, and audio/visual materials. Having passed her certification program was an amazing growth experience. I now add Still Life and Portraiture to my list of favorite subjects and painting Plein Aire, in the great outdoors, has enhanced my love of nature. As you can tell I am hard pressed to have a favorite subject, but the styles I enjoy the most is classical oil painting, and impressionism. I am currently teaching oil painting secrets and techniques to adults and continue to get excited and thrilled watching their paintings develop.

AS22-1003 Closed

  Jeanne Kenton


Hopkins Center for the Arts : Rm 203
Tuesdays, May 31 - Jul 12
1:00 - 3:30 PM

  No Class Jul 5


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Price: $ 79 00

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