Occurs on Thursday September 12 2019

Approximate running time: 3 hours


Workman Arts Lower Hall
651 Dufferin Street
Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Oil painting is one of the most flexible and robust painting medium available to the visual artist. With over 500 years of use, it has become the benchmark and standard for what is considered painting and even art. In this course we will explore different ways of using oil paints. We discuss mediums and materials colour mixing, composition, paint application, glazing, surface preparation, and varnishing. We will discuss studio safety. Oil painting is both safe and non toxic, when certain simple studio methods are practiced. We will be following these practices during the course so artists can feel comfortable painting even in their homes without any concern of toxicity.

Instructor: Steven Lewis

Steven Lewis is an oil painter. He has exhibited at Riverdale Art Walk, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit, Touched by Fire, Being Scene, and has been a finalist for the Kingston Prize portrait competition. Steven pioneered the use of digital post production methods for television and film in Canada. Was a founding partner of SPINVFX in Toronto.

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