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Introduction to Oil Painting (Online Course)

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Explore the world of oil painting!

This course is designed to give beginners an understanding of oil paints as a medium as well as introduce different techniques and approaches to utilizing it in your own paintings.

Through the course you will gain an understanding behind the history of oil painting, try different exercises, as well as do final projects at the end of classes to put everything we have learned into practice


  • Package of paintbrushes (various sizes)
  • 5 or more canvases of any size (canvas boards, pad of canvas paper, or traditional canvases)
  • Paint (white, crimson, yellow, ultramarine blue, burnt umber)
    • Recommended brands include: Gamblin, Winsor & Newton
  • Palette for mixing paint
  • Water container (reusable)
  • Thinner such as scentless turpentine or gamasol
  • An oil like walnut or linseed oil
  • An old cloth to use as a disposable rag
  • 2 glass containers with lids
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • A well-ventilated space to work in
    • The thinners contain toxic fumes that shouldn't be breathed in an enclosed space for an extended period of time

Course details 

Fall 2023

Dates/Times: Mondays, Nov. 20 to Dec. 11, 2023 (4 weeks)
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Online
Save 15% if you register before Nov. 6, 2023
Price: $139 (+ HST)
Instructor: Ameesha Tirmazi

Register now!

Winter 2024

Dates/Times: Mondays, March 11 to April 8, 2024 (4 weeks - no class April 1)
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Online
Save 15% if you register before Feb. 26, 2024
Price: $139 (+ HST)
Instructor: Ameesha Tirmazi

Registration coming soon!


About the instructor

Ameesha Tirmazi is a versatile artist who holds a BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In addition to painting and drawing, Ameesha enjoys working in a variety of creative fields such as animation, graphic design, and illustration. With a history of living in different, cities, countries, and continents, Ameesha uses her past experiences as inspiration for her work, recreating the world around her. Ameesha has been freelancing and teaching art classes since university and is currently a gallery assistant at Gallery 78.

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