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Introduction to Oil Painting with Rodd Ambroson

April 30

$15.00 – $195.00
by Rodd Ambroson

Introduction to Oil Painting with Rodd Ambroson

8 sessions

Thursdays 4-6pm



Join Master Artist Rodd Ambroson for this 8 session introduction to oil painting. Participants will be able to paint competently at an introductory level. Drawing will be emphasized. Working from home is highly encouraged and will support your in-class instruction.

Production goals/options with demonstration:

  • Still life
  • Self portrait
  • Landscape
  • Imaginary

Skill Sets

  1. Preparation for painting support/surface
    1. Stretch canvas
    2. Jesso surface
  1. Understanding of tools and pigments used in oil painting
    1. Brushes/Pallet knives
    2. Cleaning supplies and techniques
  1. Understanding color theory
    1. Mixing paint
    2. Producing compliments of three primary colors
  1. Understanding composition
    1. Golden mean
    2. Rule of thirds
    3. 60% 40% light dark contrast
  1. Basic rules to oil painting
    1. Fat over lean
    2. Thick over thin
    3. Slow drying over fast drying
    4. Never put your pallet on your chair 🙂
  1. Most importantly, increased visual acuity


Pre-registration Required.

Adults 15 and older.

Limited to 6 spaces. (Waiting list available)

Includes all supplies and materials in class, purchase available after class. 



Arianna Olsen


541-432-0505 x2


Instructor Bio:

Rodd Ambroson – BFA Painting/Drawing, MA Medical Illustration.  Medical Illustrator for sixteen Years.  Bronze figurative sculptor for twenty-four years.  Taught drawing/figure drawing adjunct faculty for nine years.


April 30
$15.00 – $195.00


Arianna Olsen
541-432-0505 x2


Josephy Center for Arts & Culture
403 N Main St
Joseph, OR 97846 United States
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