Beginning Oil Painting

  • 09/24/2018 - 09/26/2018
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Learn the art of this classic, colorful medium with Barbara Friedman!

Monday, September 24 – Wednesday, September 26, 2018    

3-Day Workshop

10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day

Held @ LOLA Center

Adults.  No Experience necessary.

Cost:  $275 

Payment/registration deadline:  September 19

Supply List Needed. (Please see Below)

Oil paint has been the choice of master artists for centuries.  Dutch artist, Jan van Eyck (1390-1441) is credited with improving the way in which oil paints were formulated.  Today’s techniques & paints have not changed much from his formulas.  Various oils (linseed, poppy seed, and walnut or safflower oils) are used to suspend precious ground pigments.  Because of the slow drying quality of oil, artists can work longer on paintings, and colors blend easily with one another.  Another advantage of oil paints, is flexibility and depth of color.  They can be applied in many different ways – glazes diluted with turpenoid for thin layers or used thickly for impasto techniques. Opaque, transparent and translucent painting styles, and many textural variations, all lie within an oil paints range.  Join artist Barbara Friedman for this workshop with this versatile, colorful and classical medium!


In this workshop Barbara will work in the alla- prima style of painting – wet on wet.  She will also focus on composition, value, lights, shadows, and color mixing, along with learning about transparent colors vs. opaque.  She will take it slow so students can absorb a little each day.  If you have never painted with oils, this will be a great introduction.  And, if you already have some experience, you will still learn something new!  Using a fruit still-life, Barbara will start the learning process by “seeing”.  She calls it – “meditation in action”, because we become so absorbed in doing the process we are not thinking about anything else.”

Supply List:  Bring any Oil Painting Supplies you may already have.  Canvas will be provided.


2 each   Size 4 – Flat Brushes – Natural Bristle

2 each   Size 4 – Filbert Brushes – Natural Bristle

1 each   Size 2 – Flat Brush – Natural Bristle

Oil Paints:  Size 37ml or 40ml Tubes

Titanium White           French Ultra Marine Blue      Cobalt Blue

Greenish Yellow        Cadmium Yellow                    Permanent Rose                    Transparent Oxide Yellow

(Recommended brands:  Windsor Newton, Utrecht & Rembrandt)


Paper towels and Turpenoid or other odorless paint thinner.   Bring a bag lunch.   Apron or smock.


Barbara Friedman is from the Milwaukee area and also spends time at her seasonal home in Watersmeet, MI.  She is a multi-disciplined artist, working in oils, watercolor, and stained glass. During the warmer months Barbara can be found plein-air painting in her perennial gardens, often inviting friends to join her.  During winter, she is back inside the studio to focus on stained glass art.  Barbara enjoys teaching and sharing her many talents.  She is especially motivated to teach the skills that her students will need to connect with their own creative spirit and style.

Payment/registration deadline:  September 19 No refunds will be given after the deadline date.

Parking is available behind the LOLA Center for the Arts building.

 Planning on staying overnight in town for a LOLA Class?  Then stay with our friends at The Gateway Lodge and received 10% off your lodging!  Just mention that you are in town for a LOLA class or event at time of booking.

The Gateway Lodge is located at  4103 Hwy. B Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540.  Visit their website for more information about the historic Gateway Lodge and call (800) 848-8058 to make your reservation today!


Venue Phone: (715) 547-3950

Venue Website:

4262 County Rd B, Land O Lakes, Wisconsin, 54540, United States