Category Archives: Oil Painting

New Classes at

New classes have been listed on the website! We’ve heard over and over “Once you take a class you’ll be hooked”. Classes for all ages and at different times of the day. What’s the course you just need to take?

  • Children’s Book Illustration – Linda Graves
  • Painting Together – Fran Gianfriddo
  • Imaginative Drawing – Gary Lippincott
  • Water Color Basics – Kara Bigda
  • Painting Techniques – 2 Classes in 1! Oil Painting & Pastels – Jeff Kern
  • Visual Journals – Pat Bock
  • Illustration Techniques – Roc Goudreau
  • Expressive Drawing for Teens – Sandy Gianfriddo
  • Photography 101 –  Jack Cascio
  • Beginning Painting for Kids Phase 2 – Roc Goudreau
  • The Making of a Comic Book – Delia Jean Hickey
  • Handmade Books – Pat Bock

Register today to be sure you get the class you want! See you there.


In The Beginning Oil Painting

Instructor: Jeff Kern
Cost: $125

5 week course • Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17

Take charge of your oil paintings. For many artists the under painting is a difficult and elusive part of the oil painting process. Learn to establish a well-proportioned and accurately shaped image without a detailed drawing.

By proceeding from general to specific, starting with proportional gestures and then to blocked in shapes, using only a brush – the artist can arrive at a monochromatic and tonally resolved version of the image. From this point, the painting can proceed to subsequent layers, colors and details.


Oil Painting

Instructor: Fran Gianfriddo
Cost: $125
5 week course • Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16

This gathering will be loosely structured and as instructional as desired, but will generally focus on the social aspects of “painting together” and being part of a combined resource for mutual sharing, friendly critique, and encouragement.

Advice, guidance and suggestions will be available from Fran in the areas of drawing, composition, color, contrast, perspective, etc., at the request of those in attendance.

All levels are welcome to come and grow together as artists.