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Continuing Education at PAFA

Basic Oil Painting

with David Wilson


Wednesdays, 6 - 9 pm

This course is designed to help both beginning painters and students needing a refresher in basics gain a firm grounding in oil painting materials and techniques while working from direct observation. Learn to analyze and construct form, space, and volumetric relationships through a series of monochromatic, limited-color, and full-color paintings. Painting projects will focus primarily on the study of still-life subjects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will gain a solid understanding of basic oil painting materials and techniques.
  • Students will able to render accurate drawings and values.
  • Students will be able to create believable renderings of light and space.
  • Students will be able to achieve strong color mixtures using both limited and full palettes.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration.  Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below. Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. 

Register by:  May 25

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form 

  • Session 1: Jun 1 - Aug 3rd, 2022
    Wed for 10 weeks from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Registration unavailable

Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

(215) 972-7600

128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Get directions

Room: 1021

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