Oil and Acrylic Painting Class for Adults

This class will introduce you to the tools and techniques you will need to confidently approach any subject matter using both oil and acrylic paints. We will cover subjects such as still life, color theory, texture, portraiture, abstraction and more!

Class Description

Day of the Week

Time

Tuition

Painting for Adults*
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm $95/month

*Students must provide their own materials:

Click to download the Class Enrollment Form

 


Everything on this list is available locally at Blick Art Materials in Sugarhouse, 1025 E 2100 S. If you already own some of these supplies, feel free to use what you have first.

Oil Painting Materials List

Colors: We recommend buying Utrecht brand oils if you’re just starting out. They are great quality, yet affordable. If cost is an issue, Winton is our recommendation for cheaper paints.

These colors you need:

Ultramarine Blue, Utrecht White (Titanium white is fine, too.), Phthalo Green, Alizarin Crimson Permanent, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Light Pure (Cadmium Yellow Hue can be used if cost is an issue), Cadmium Red Light Pure (Cadmium Red Hue can be used if cost is an issue)

This color can be useful, but is not needed:

Permanent Rose by Winton or Winsor and Newton; if intense pinks are important to you, this is the tube to get. It’s the easiest way to get hot pink.

Brushes: Princeton Dakota brushes are our favorite, not too soft or hard, and they last a long time. If buying from Blick, make sure to buy at least five, because the price is drastically reduced when you buy five or more.

Brush sizes: Angle size 6, Filbert size 4 and 8, Flat size 2 and 4, Additionally, get a Blick Wonder White (blue handle) Round 00 for tiny details.

Palette Knife: RCM palette knife #46 or #57

Palette: Wooden 12″ x 16″ rectangular palette (Not needed but a Masterson Palette Seal works great for transporting a wet palette and keeping your paints from drying out over night.)

Canvas: 11″ x 14″ canvas board 5 pack (you only need to bring in one for each class)

Solvents and cleanup: Gamsol 16oz or Odorless Turpenoid pint, Small glass jar with tight sealing lid, Silicoil jar, Turpenoid Natural 4oz, A few cotton rags used for cleanup (dish towel, shop towel, or cut up tshirt)

Something to carry your supplies in. Blick has several plastic containers with handles that work well, but whatever works for you.

Sketching your image

2H or 4H drawing pencil with sharpener OR 2mm clutch pencil with 2H or 4H lead. If you hate sharpening, the clutch pencil never needs sharpening.

Any sketchbook between 5″ x 7″ and 11″ x 14″. Buy the one on sale!

A single Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist Pen in black or any dark color

Acrylic Painting Materials List

Colors: We recommend buying Utrecht brand acrylics. They are great quality, yet affordable. Buy Golden if the colors are not available in Utrecht.

DO NOT buy Blick brand acrylic or Liquitex Basics. With acrylics, quality is the difference between loving painting and being frustrated with not being able to achieve the effects you want.

These colors you need: Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, Phthalo Green, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Light Pure (Cadmium Yellow Hue can be used if cost is an issue), Cadmium Red Light Pure (Cadmium Red Hue can be used if cost is an issue), Burnt Umber

This color can be useful, but is not needed: Quinacridone Red; if intense pinks are important to you, this is the tube to get. It’s the easiest way to get hot pink.

Brushes: Princeton Dakota brushes are my favorite, not too soft or hard, and they last a long time. If buying from Blick, make sure to buy at least five, because the price is drastically reduced when you buy five or more.

Brush Sizes: Angle size 6, Filbert size 4 and 8, Flat size 2 and 4, Additionally, get a Blick Wonder White (blue handle) Round 00 for tiny details.

Palette Knife: RCM palette knife #46 or #57

Palette: Fredi-Weber Peel-Off Tray Palette

Canvas: 11″ x 14″ canvas board 5 pack (you only need to bring in one for each class)

Mediums and cleanup: Liquitex Slow-Dri Blending Medium (if they are sold out, get Golden retarder 4oz AND Golden gloss medium 8oz), Small spritz bottle, Small glass or plastic jar with tight sealing lid, Silicoil jar, A few cotton rags used for cleanup (dish towel, shop towel, or cut up tshirt)

Something to carry your supplies in. Blick has several plastic containers with handles that work well, but whatever works for you.

Sketching your image: 2H or 4H drawing pencil with sharpener OR 2mm clutch pencil with 2H or 4H lead. If you hate sharpening, the clutch pencil never needs sharpening.

Any sketchbook between 5″ x 7″ and 11″ x 14″. Buy the one on sale!

A single Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist Pen in black or any dark color


Hank Mattson Bio

Hank Mattson was born in Southern California and spent most of his childhood skateboarding and drawing. His parents were both artists at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach, his father a painter and his mother a mosaic artist. Since that time, Hank has lived in Arizona, Italy, and since 2015, Utah. He earned his BFA in Studio Arts, with an emphasis in painting and minor in philosophy, from Northern Arizona University. There he explored printmaking, metal foundry and fabrication, and contemporary techniques of oil painting. During his time in college, he took the opportunity to study abroad in Siena, Italy for six months. It was here that Hank learned more traditional techniques of oil painting, as well as book arts and silver smithing. Hank spends his time now forever learning to paint, still skateboarding, and serving the art community as a teacher at Art Haus SLC and employee of Blick Art Materials.