Beyond Beginners

Extended Intro to Oils

with Chris Pothier

When:  Friday Mornings   10am - 12pm
May 12 & 26
June, 2, 16, 23, & 30

Minimum: 5 students

Cost:  $180 for members, $200 for non-members

Materials: A full list of materials provided upon registration
All skill levels welcome

Sign up at The Dalles Art Center

This extended introduction to oils class is for painters with a basic understanding of preparing and blending pigments on a canvas or canvas board. Over the cours of 6 weeks, ou will begin to form a solid foundation of knowledge for color mixing and blending oil paints. Chris will take you through a top to bottom discussion on technique, materials, and following through with your projects. Between each class, you will have homework and exercises to prepare before the following class. CALL TO REGISTER NOW 541.296.4759


Outline of skill, techniques, & materials you will encounter:  

We will first talk about color and the appropriate use of color. Then we will work on mixing color by matching colors by eye, gaining important information about which colors to use and when.  As far as materials are concerned, a simple palette, using just 7 or 8 colors, will be applied during the course. Chris Pothier will provide a solid foundation of information about materials during this class. Although sable brushes, flats, and rounds are preferred, any oil brushes you may have will do.  A palette knife, paper palettes, and a plastic case for holding your materials is appropriate to provide on your own. Chris Potheir will go over the canvas panels or boards to purchase during the first class. 

Top - Chris Pothier with his own Mural


Bottom - Student work from past classes at TDAC



Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 - 5 pm

Admission is Free


Winter conditions may effect TDAC hours. 

In general, TDAC will follow the Public Library Closure Schedule during severe winter weather conditions.


Please call 541-296-4759 for closures due to winter weather. 

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