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Beginner Oil Painting Classes in New York City

Dare to Oil Paint! - The Best Beginner Oil Painting class in Manhattan is at The Art Studio NY

The #1 rated beginner oil painting class in New York City. We’ve been teaching New York how to Oil Paint for 15 years.

Spark your inner-artist and feel fulfilled with beginner oil painting classes at The Art Studio NY! In NYC’s #1-rated art studio - located on the beautiful Upper West Side in Manhattan (UWS) - relax and let go as you learn to express your true self with like-minded oil painting beginners.

Feel welcomed in our warm, nurturing and inspiring art studio! Learn the fundamental painting techniques of self-expression through beginner oil painting. Our unique, fear-free method of learning teaches total beginners who have never before picked up a paintbrush - or it has been many, many years since you have!

Whether you are new to oil painting or if you are re-awakening a passion for the masters of oil painting (Rembrandt, Degas, Cézanne, Cassatt, Hopper, Manet, etc…), we cover basic techniques in a step-by-step, easy-to-learn method. You will acquire an approach to painting and a complete set of tips and tricks that you can only learn in a class, in person, apprenticed to a gentle teacher.

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DARE TO OIL PAINT: BEGINNER'S OIL PAINTING 101
Instructor: TBD
Sundays, September 8 - November 3
7 Sessions
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Price: $349
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DARE TO OIL PAINT: BEGINNER'S OIL PAINTING 101
Instructor: TBD
Sundays, September 8 - November 3
7 Sessions
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Price: $349
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DARE TO OIL PAINT: BEGINNER'S OIL PAINTING 101
Instructor: TBD
Mondays, September 9 - November 4
7 Sessions
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Price: $349
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DARE TO OIL PAINT: BEGINNER'S OIL PAINTING 101
Instructor: TBD
Tuesdays, September 10 - November 5
8 Sessions
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Price: $499
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DARE TO OIL PAINT: BEGINNER'S OIL PAINTING 101
Instructor: TBD
Wednesdays, September 11 - November 6
8 Sessions
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Price: $399
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Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced - Oil Painting made easy

From start to finish you will be guided by our expert art teachers. Prepare the canvas, plan the composition (a still life, a portrait, a landscape, or something abstract), paint your first stroke, adjust your oil techniques, learn new oil painting techniques, finish the work - all at your own pace. 

At the end of the class you will have a finished work of art - and you will have the confidence you need to continue to reach the next level. Go from novice to knowledge in a few short weeks. With a little bit of practice you’ll no longer be a newbie at painting with oils!

Personalized Instruction - Oil Painting Lessons in NYC

With inspiring art instruction by a professional New York City artist, you will receive personalized art instruction that builds on your interests and caters to your individual needs. All of our beginner oil painting classes are kept small so that you receive a lot of one-on-one attention

Oil Painting Style - Techniques and Tips

Learning Oil Painting techniques

Oil paints can seem intimidating, but with a little bit of guidance from our experienced art instructors you’ll learn everything you need to know to get painting with oils. Our art teachers encourage you to explore a wide variety of painting tips and tools.

For example… you will learn: color mixing (getting that perfect tint), oil glazing (for extra sparkle), personal subject matter (how to bring your own experiences and observations to make art), composition (putting all the painting subjects together in a pleasing and interesting way), building texture through paint (it’s almost like sculpting), palette knife painting (you thought it was all brushes), details with paintbrushes (learn from the masters), and more! You will no longer be a neophyte.

Complete list of oil painting supplies

These are oil painting supplies that every beginner oil painting artist needs. When you sign up for an oil painting class you’ll be able to purchase all of these together in a simple oil paint supplies kit.

  • Disposable palette paper
  • Palette knife with triangle shaped tip 
  • Turpenoid (Natural)
  • Linseed oil (the most common, but other types of oil are sometimes used in oil painting: poppy seed, walnut, safflower)
  • 4 paint brushes: mix of flats and rounds, mix sizes (very skinny to 1” wide) 
  • One small tube of each of the following colors: Titanium White, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green or Viridian Green
  • Stretched Canvas
  • Two jars with lids
  • Smock

Why choose The Art Studio NY for your art class?

With The Art Studio NY’s Beginner's guide to Oil Painting you will jump into the excitement of learning something new. You’ll find a community of spirited oil painting beginners and grow together. Feed your spirit, express your authentic self, and paint beautiful artwork that you will hang in your home!

Comments

Anonymous commented on 15-Mar-2017 12:33 PM4 out of 5 stars
I learned a lot about using oil paints. My creative learning experience was very lovely. My instructor interpreted his knowledge while understanding each student's need
Sam P. commented on 15-Mar-2017 12:28 PM5 out of 5 stars
Loved Beginner's Oil Painting - the class is very positive and allows you to learn your own style. My instructor was encouraging and supportive but didn't take away from my self-expression. I learned techniques on how to start an oil painting, like layering and adding values, etc.
Student from Dare to Oil Paint 101 commented on 13-Jul-2016 08:38 PM5 out of 5 stars
Relaxing, informative, challenging and satisfying. My favorite experience in class was surprising myself by drawing things I thought would be too hard.
Student from Dare to Oil Paint 101 commented on 13-Jul-2016 08:36 PM5 out of 5 stars
I was changing jobs and had more time for myself to explore something new. This class helped me learn how to mix new colors and how to start a painting. I loved the pieces I produced and I learned a lot from the instructors and my fellow painters! I love that I can now do something creative and use that to make something I can keep.
Student from Dare to Oil Paint 101 commented on 13-Jul-2016 08:32 PM5 out of 5 stars
I needed a new hobby and a way to express my creativity. I'm inspired to try other ways to express myself.
Student from Dare to Oil Paint 101 commented on 13-Jul-2016 08:30 PM5 out of 5 stars
I was experiencing major stress the night before I started classes.. The Art Studio NY was able to help me relax and meditate by giving me a creative outlet
Student from Dare to Oil Paint 101 commented on 13-Jul-2016 08:28 PM4 out of 5 stars
I loved the paintings I created and hang them up in my home
Student from Dare to Oil Paint 101 commented on 13-Jul-2016 08:27 PM5 out of 5 stars
My class provided a new way for self-expression, I was able to paint all the subjects I'm passionate about! The staff is great and the classes fit into my budget. I feel more confident now!
Student from Dare to Oil Paint 101 commented on 13-Jul-2016 08:24 PM5 out of 5 stars
I wanted to do something different. I wanted to learn the basics of oil painting. My favorite thing about The Art Studio NY was the personal and individual attention I received... I left class understanding how to oil paint and now I can paint at home!
Dalia K. commented on 10-Jul-2016 04:21 PM5 out of 5 stars
Excellent. My instructor teaches with his words without showing you and still gets so much across
Lara S. commented on 10-Jul-2016 04:16 PM5 out of 5 stars
My class was amazing and relaxing. I learned how to oil paint and I needed something to help me de-stress - I love painting!
Aileen M. commented on 10-Jul-2016 04:11 PM4 out of 5 stars
I studied art at school and I wanted to tap back into it... I also was working a lot and wanted some balance. My experience in my beginner's oil painting class was fun, relaxing, creative and inspiring!
Student from Dare to Oil Paint 101 commented on 05-Jul-2016 04:12 PM5 out of 5 stars
The Art Studio NY nourishes my soul! Calming, inspiring and joyful atmosphere! The class was perfect timing.
Student from Dare to Oil Paint 101 commented on 05-Jul-2016 04:10 PM5 out of 5 stars
I was eager to experiment with some positive painting experiences years ago. The surroundings are very comfortable and I was very pleased to see what I could do.
Katie commented on 30-Jun-2016 05:35 PM5 out of 5 stars
The instructors give positive and constructive feedback
Betty M. commented on 30-Jun-2016 05:33 PM5 out of 5 stars
I love the Beginner's Oil Painting class, its fun and fabulous!
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