Bemis School of Art

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A44 Portraits in Oil

Inspired by Rembrandt’s palette and layering techniques, this class will provide a solid foundation for developing portrait painting skills and/or expanding and enriching your current practice. Informed with the instructor’s years of personal development and experience, the approach is a simple, step-by-step process designed for minimal anxiety and a solid foundation to continue to expand your skills confidently after the class ends. Non-toxic alternatives to the traditional mixing mediums and paints will be covered. As the course ends, adding one’s distinctive mark to these fundamental oil painting techniques and color palettes will be discussed and implemented. Please note that the last day will be a virtual class.

Level II – This class is for those who have taken at least one class in the medium. Student should be comfortable with the basics of how to use and manipulate the medium.

PLEASE NOTE: Exposure to COVID-19 is possible in public places. For the latest information on any COVID guidelines and requirements, visit the Fine Art Center’s website.


Instructor: Lindsay Hand

Supply List: Portraits in Oil


Class Dates:

December 3-December 10


12/3 - 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 12/4 - 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 12/10 - 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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3 sessions


Bemis School of Art

818 Pelham Place

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Saturdays and Sunday


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