The Rehoboth Art League
Program Detail

Oil Painting: Mastering Value and Composition

Location: The Rehoboth Art League

Room: Chambers Studio

Sep 22-23, 2012

Meets 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
on Sun Sat

Tuition: $110.00
(Member Discount Available)
Level: All levels

Status: This program is completed
This class will focus on basic skills that all levels of representational painters strive to achieve in each and every painting: accurate value relationships and good composition. Denise will demonstrate and lead students through a series exercises and examples to begin. Students will then set up and paint a still life of their own, honing these same skills with individualized instruction at hand.
This class is helpful to students wishing to master these concepts painting any subject: landscape, still-life or the figure.

Instructor -- Denise Dumont
Denise graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City. A former commercial illustrator and current award winning representational artist, she has been painting for 30 years and exhibits regularly. Denise enjoys teaching as well as painting with fellow artists. She is an “Artist Member” and former board member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. For more information, see to her website:

Required supplies for this program:
  • Paints, brushes, palette knives, palette, jar with lid for turps, sketchbook and pencil, a viewfinder and grayscale (for those who already have them), 3 or 4 stretched canvases or canvas panels - I recommend sizes you are comfortable working with in the studio. We’ll be doing some small studies and one or two larger still life paintings over two days. Students are also invited to bring pictures of their artwork as well as any reference photos they would like help painting from.
  • A more detailed list will be made available to registered students before the workshop. I am also available for those students by phone or email for any questions.

The Rehoboth Art League

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