Oil Painting for Beginners

with Kathleen L’Hommedieu

In this class you will learn the unique, fear-free method of learning  oil painting. It is geared towards total beginners who have never picked up a paintbrush. This class will be kept small (maximum of 10 students), so that you receive a lot of one-on-one attention!  

Explore a wide variety of painting tips and tools, including: color mixing, personal subject matter, composition, building texture through paint, palette knife painting, details with paintbrushes and more.  

This class breaks down the fundamentals of oil painting into manageable blocks. Students will receive individual attention at every step along the way.

Each class will offer a lesson based on a chosen artist, a still life or a landscape. The student will use the subject for inspiration but paint their version of the subject. We will complete each class with a relaxed and positive discussion to review the work created in class.

Fridays, January 17 - March 7
1 - 4 pm
$220 mbr, $285 non-mbr
Class limit: 10

For more information about our classes and to register for a class, you may also telephone us at 860.868.2878 or email us at

Tuition must be paid in full one week prior to the first class. Students are guaranteed a place in class only after full payment is received.

Materials are extra for some classes and workshops.

Please note: Occasionally, WAA documents classes and other educational events using photography and video. This is for publicity purposes and these images may be used in our promotional and informational materials as well as on our website.

Registration for any of these events at WAA or sponsored by WAA assumes permission to collect an image of you and/or your artwork and to use those images publicly to promote WAA. You may inform us at the time of registration, or inform the photographer/videographer at the event, that you do not wish to have your image taken.

Whether you wish to explore a new discipline, become more adept with a particular medium, or take an already substantial creative trajectory to the next level, the Washington Art Association & Gallery offers high-quality, personalized instruction that will reward your efforts. We welcome all ages and levels of experience.

Students of WAA classes receive a 10% discount on art supplies at the Washington Supply Company. 860.868.7395