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Sanford Community Adult Education

Oil Painting for All Ability Levels 2/7

with Susan Mesick


For beginners, we'll cover the use of materials specific to oil painting, including paints, mediums, surfaces, clean up and safe handling.  Let's explore basic design/composition, color mixing, paint application and final presentation! For more advanced students - Sue will help you take it to the next level!   No class 2/21.      Materials list follows:

Recommended online stores are: Cheap Joes, Blick or Artist and Craftsman. Artist and Craftsman also has a store in Portland off Forest Ave. You can find all of the materials needed at any one of these sites. Walmart and Ocean State Job Lots sell some of the materials, specifically canvas boards and paints. If you have any questions, you can reach me at 207-459-5064.

Materials List

Paints: There are many brands and a student grade paint is fine to start with. This would include Winton, Daler Rowney

Alizarin CrimsonUltramarine BlueCadmium LemonSap GreenRaw UmberWhite

Brushes: 4 to begin with) Some good brands are Windsor and Newton, Robert Simmons Signet series, Royal Langnickel. You will be frustrated if you use the cheap brushes.Filberts #1 and #4Round #5Bright #8

You will also need 5x7 canvas boards (Ocean State Job Lots and Walmart)

Liquin An oil painting medium that I use is and can be found at the above online sites.

Palette, used for mixing your colors. Palettes are surfaces that won’t absorb the paint and can be a paper palette, acrylic, or glass even freezer paper will work.

A roll of paper towels or some old rags.

A table top easel is helpful but not necessary

Thank you and I look forward to painting with you.

Sue Mesick




  • Feb 7 - Mar 7th, 2018
    Wed for 4 weeks from 9:00 - 11:30 am


Anderson Learning Center; 21 Bradeen St
Springvale, ME 04083 Get directions

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