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Introduction to Oil Painting

Course Information

Program Dates & Times:

Timeline: Coming Soon!

Where: Armstrong Campus, Georgia Southern University

Anyone can learn how to paint! In this course, students of all skill levels will learn how to render the objects they see with accuracy and confidence while developing their own artistic expression. We will discuss shading, proportion, value, color and composition. Students will then construct a Grisaille (black and white painting). We will then move on to painting a still-life in color. The valuable techniques learned in this class can be used to paint any object including portraits and landscapes. List of materials (oil paints, brushes and canvases) will be provided after registration is confirmed.

Course Benefits:

  • Boost self-esteem, brain activity, problem-solving, creative thinking and concentration
  • Learn to blend oil paints as well as learn brush stroke techniques
  • Have fun!



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Instructor Information

Venessa Withun

Vanessa Withun is a contemporary artist originally from New York. She began painting and drawing a few years ago and has studied under highly respected portraiture, still-life and landscape artists.
Her diverse experience with both traditional and classical styles is evident in her work. Her interest in art includes creating captivating stories based on her chosen subjects, whether painted or drawn, still-life, portraits or landscapes. Her work has been exhibited across the United States including most recently at the Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, Georgia’s Telfair Museum. Aside from her personal artistic pursuits, she has a passion for teaching and sharing her knowledge with others.  Find out more on her website!

Contact Us

For more information on the Introduction to Oil Painting course, please contact Kye Daniels at or call (912) 344-EARN.

Last updated: 3/1/2019