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Acrylic and Oil Painting PM


August 30, 2024
 - October 4, 2024
12:30 pm
 – 2:30 pm


Ages 18 & up

On Fridays

Please select post type On Tuesdays


Class Location

Reeves Art Studio


Learn to paint confidently with acrylics and oils in this 6 week class! Students of any skill level are welcome – this is a beginner-friendly class, so don’t worry about lack of experience. We will start by covering several different techniques for both acrylic and oil painting. Once students have a comprehensive understanding of both mediums, we will learn how to safely and effectively use oils and acrylics in the same piece. Creativity will be encouraged!



Supplies List

Students are advised to wait until after our first class meets before purchasing materials (if they have not painted before). Your instructor will provide advice during the first class. –

 Variety of brushes: synthetic are generally best for acrylic use, while natural bristles are more suited for oils 

Linseed oil or liquin, your choice (instructor will explain the difference in class, you may wait to purchase)

 Canvases or canvas paper – you will NOT need to bring a canvas on the first day of class (though you can if you want to!) We will provide surfaces to paint on for our first day, and then you will be responsible for bringing in any canvases you want to work on moving forward. 


Acrylic paints (suggestions): 

Recommended brands: Liquitex BASICS, Golden, Winsor & Newton, BLICK, etc.  

Recommended colors: (feel free to buy a pre-assembled set if you prefer) white, black, primary red, primary yellow, phthalo blue, phthalo green, deep violet 

 Other useful colors: burnt sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre 

Oil paints (suggestions): 

Recommended brands: Winsor & Newton, BLICK, Williamsburg etc. 

Recommended colors: (again, pre-assembled sets are fine) Phthalo blue, naphthol/pyrrole red, hansa yellow, phthalo green, titanium white, black, dioxazine purple – 

Other useful colors: burnt sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson 



Graphite or colored pencils 

Palette knife 

 Jars (to hold brushes or solvent)

 Glass or plastic palette (palette paper will be provided as an alternative) 

Disposable gloves


Ellen Roberts

Ellen Roberts has a BFA in Painting from the University of Georgia, where she also minored in Art History. She works primarily with acrylic, oil, graphite, and colored pencil. Her inspiration is drawn from anatomy and physiology, comic books, nostalgia, and the natural world. Recently, Ellen has taken up machine sewing, embroidery, and knitting, and is enjoying her foray into the world of textiles (when her sewing machine decides to be agreeable). Ellen has been teaching art classes since 2021.


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