Tuesdays, 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

September 29–November 10 (7 Weeks, 21 Total Hours of Instruction)




We are pleased to offer this class online using Zoom video conferencing. This mimics, as closely as possible, what normally happens in our classrooms at the Athenaeum. In this time when many of us are experiencing anxiety and isolation, this format allows us to continue to provide enriching experiences of artistic growth and community building.


The technology to make this happen is quite simple. You only need a computer (phone or tablet) with a camera, microphone, and internet connection and we are here to help you should you experience any technical difficulties.


Once you register, look for an email with more information and detailed instructions in the week preceding the class start date.


Stay safe and be well! And thank you for your continued support of our school.



Studio Painting Class Materials List (bold is the basic stuff you need, don’t sweat the rest):


1.       Titanium White

2.       Ultramarine Blue

3.       Permanent Alizarin Crimson (Winsor Newton is recommended)

4.       Cadmium Yellow Light

5.       Small canvas panels (4-6) are light, cheap and easy to carry. Keep the sizes small. 9”x12 and 12x16 max.


Palette You can also go with a disposable paper palette but get one that is 12 x16 size.)


Freezer paper is a cheap alternative you can tape to a flat surface (Smart & Final). Michaels also sells a $8 plastic crafting box I use with it, and can go in your freezer so your paint stays wet between painting sessions.




Rosemary & Co. (online), excellent brushes, good value! (Ivory long flats, #2, #4, #6) I suggest you buy 2 of each size.


I like Robert Simmons Signet #2, #4 and #6


Also a soft synthetic bristle brush #2 and a liner/rigger are helpful. A soft small synthetic brush (#2) is also very useful.



Solvent tank or a jar with tight lid for odorless Mineral Spirits (to clean brushes) (a small glass recycled jar works fine) Small, metal trowel type palette knife $7 ( with a blade less than 2” long)

Small palette cup for liquin, gel medium (dryers)

Paper towels

black felt tip pen (Sharpie) and small sketchbook for notes/drawing. A viewfinder or cropping corners


thin vine charcoal


(Everything should cost less than $100.) BUY GOOD BRUSHES!


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