Intro to Oil Painting for Adults

Oil Painting class for adults

Ages 16+  |  In-Person 


Spring 2022 Registration Will Be Announced Soon!
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All Levels Welcome!

This course is for new as well as more experienced students. New students will get an introduction to the materials, tools, and techniques used in oil painting. You will be instructed in the skills and methods through lectures, demonstrations, and one-on-one instruction. Everyone will work from observation to progress and become skilled and confident in controlling the medium and understanding the process of creating a work of art with oil paint.  You will learn to use color to express form and value, analyze and paint color and plane changes, and depict transitions using warm and cool hues. No prior painting experience is necessary.  Students of different levels are encouraged to join as the instructor will offer one-on-one help with individual projects throughout the semester.


Dates:  Saturdays, October 2 – November 20, 2021 (8 weeks)
Time:  9:30 am – 12:00 pm
 $300 + $45 supply fee
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building


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Andrea Benge
Mason School of Art Graduate Lecturer
Read about Ms. Benge

Andrea Benge is a multi-media artist whose works have been selected for exhibitions in more than 25 galleries and events across the states. In 2019, Ms. Benge performed a live, collaborative drawing performance, “Rikrit Tiravanjia: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green?” at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Benge is a graduate lecturer at George Mason University’s School of Art, and she also teaches community art classes at Mason Community Arts Academy and Mason’ Hylton Performing Arts Center.










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