Basics in Oil with Douglas David
    Presented by
    Lower Carnegie Studio
    Daily, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Age Range

    16 - no maximum age

    Member tuition
    Non-member tuition

    $350.00 (become a member)

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    Introducing this new workshop in oil by artist Douglas David!

    Fun and informative, this workshop will cover the basic principles of oil painting and get you painting simple and easy-to-understand objects in a short time. 

    In this workshop, you will get comfortable with the process of painting while learning to paint dynamic and exciting paintings. We will discuss the basic elements of painting including composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, and – depending on your own style – knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). 

    Douglas delivers sound principles of painting that are an incredible foundation for your painting, whether you have never picked up a brush, are a relatively new painter, or are a more accomplished painter looking to review the fundamentals.

    What to Expect
    After a brief morning intro, students will learn how to set up their palette and Douglas will begin with a demonstration. Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own. We will paint simple still lifes (usually including items like apples, eggs, and really common and fun things like donuts!). We will also work on landscapes from photographs. Plan to produce a few small paintings and possibly one larger painting. Plan to bring a sketchbook or notebook.

    This class is for all learners. There is nothing to be afraid or self-conscious about – Douglas will get you through all the tricky parts and you will have fun!



    Douglas David


    This course is designed for beginners and appropriate for painters of all skill levels. There are no prerequisites.

    Supplies provided
    Art Area
    Visual Arts

    Douglas David

    Workshop Instructor
    CTAC Petoskey

    Cancellation Policy for Petoskey Classes (In-Person)

    Student Withdrawal
    Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the first day of the class.

    Class Cancellations (Weather)
    When Public Schools of Petoskey are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Petoskey classes are cancelled. We will do our best to provide a make-up opportunity for the missed class. Refunds will not be given if the student is unable to attend the rescheduled session of class. Workshops and one-time classes will be handled on a per-class basis. School of Ballet students are asked to make up the missed class in an alternate session approved by their instructor.

    Student Absence
    We are unable to offer refunds or make-up sessions for classes missed due to student absence.

    Minimum Enrollment
    Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)