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Wet on Wet oil painting classes scheduled

Tina Ricketson

September 24, 2012

Two different time sessions of Wet on Wet Oil Painting will be offered this year from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.


Oil painting is made easy for both the beginner and the experienced painter. With the wet-on-wet method, the painting is completed with one layer of paint which is usually opaque or semi-opaque.


The wet-on-wet method of painting goes back to the origins of oil painting and used by several of the best early Dutch painters, Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden.


“I will use my experience in oil painting to share the wet-on-wet method step-by-step,” instructor Joyce Packard said.


Beginner participants will need the Bob Ross basic kit, a linear brush, a No. 6 fan brush, black oil paint, a palette or palette sheets, paint thinner, an empty container with a lid and a canvas.


Experienced participants will need a full range of Bob Ross paints (13 tubes), a Bob Ross knife, one-inch and two-inch Bob Ross brushes, three-inch and six-inch fan brushes, a liner brush, a filbert brush and a canvas.


All of the supplies can be purchased at Toy Town with a 10 percent discount to SSU students or at Hobby Lobby that has discount coupons online.


The cost is $69 for each course. For more information or to register, contact SSU University Outreach Services at (740) 351-3274 or toll free at (866) 672-8778.