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December 11 @ 9:00 am - December 12 @ 4:00 pm


WHEN: SATURDAY and SUNDAY, December 11th and 12th, 9:00AM to 4:00PM
WHERE: The Georgian Bay Centre for the Arts, 938 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON

Interesting objects will be available for students to paint an image of, but each student is welcome to bring their own object if they wish.

No painting experience is required.

Artist Katharine Kennie will guide students through every stage of completing an oil painting. The class will start with a preparatory drawing, then move on to an exploration of paint with a short study of fruit, then finally move through each stage of painting a still life.

Day 1: Students will complete their drawings in preparation for the main painting, review safety precautions for painting with oils, learn how to transfer a drawing onto canvas, and Katharine will give a colour mixing demonstration. Students will also spend some time painting some small studies of fruit to get a feel for painting with oils before moving onto the main still life on Day 2. Students will be learning the basics of the painting process, and each student will receive a printed reference package including a colour wheel.

Day 2: Students will be spend the entire day painting a picture of their chosen object in full colour.



Students will work with a limited palette and should bring 5 colours: burnt umber, ultramarine blue,  primary red (choose pyrrole red,  napthol red, or cadmium red),  primary yellow (hansa yellow, hanson yellow light or cadmium yellow LEMON),  and titanium white.


Recommended brushes are filberts and flat/bright in various sizes.


2 Small boards or canvases of your choosing.  Recommended sizes are 8×10 9×12, 11×14.  These must be pre-primed and ready for the day of the workshop.  If you need help sourcing boards, you can contact GB Arts for help.

Please feel free to email Katharine at katharinekennie@gmail.com if you have any questions about supplies.


December 11 @ 9:00 am
December 12 @ 4:00 pm
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The Georgian Bay Centre for the Arts
938 2nd Ave East
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H6 Canada
(519) 371 2200


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Oil Painting
Learn still life oil painting techniques.
$ 180.00
10 available