Oil Painting Made Simple

June 14, 2020 – June 20, 2020

Ian Brownlee

In this workshop students will learn about the basics of oil painting. The class covers stretching canvas, drawing, painting and varnishing. Participants will discover a variety of oil painting mediums and ways to properly take care of finished works. Oil paints have a reputation for being difficult to use and slow drying, however you will learn that doesn’t have to be the case. One-on-one instruction will help students discover their own style. You will leave class with a painting of your own design. Open to all skill levels.


Ian Brownlee is a painter and muralist based in Asheville, North Carolina. He received his BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. His work has been featured in various publications, including New American Paintings. Brownlee has painted several large-scale murals and exhibited his work in galleries across the country. He specializes in narrative and his paintings incorporate stories of history, ecology and mythology.

Ian Brownlee

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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