Oil Painting: Color Lab

CE 222-02 : 

non-credit – in person

  • Dates: November 2 – 16
  • Times: 6 – 9 PM
  • Meetings: 3
  • Days: Thursdays
  • Instructor: Leah Limpert Walt


14 in stock


Gain applicable knowledge of color through the pigments of oil painting. The history and make-up of pigments set up context for the painting lessons, which range from limited to full palette. Expect to gain confidence in color mixing and matching through the nuances of hue, value, chroma, temperature, and their relationship to one another. Local color and color interaction will also be explored through visual exercises.

Image by Leah Limpert Walt

This course must meet minimum enrollment by October 26 in order to run. Register today! 

Supply List

  • Oil paint pigments:
    • Ultramarine Blue, Viridian, Alizarin crimson, Cadmium red, Yellow ochre, Cadmium yellow light, Titanium white, Ivory black, Raw umber
  • Surfaces: 3 gessoed canvases, panels, or watercolor paper (no larger than 18×24″, no smaller than 11×14″) coated 3 times with gesso (if the surface isn’t already gessoed) – if gessoing paper, gesso three times on the front and three “x”s on the back to prevent warping. You can also use oil paper or canvas paper, which doesn’t need to be primed with gesso.
  • 18″ x 24″ Drawing board if working on paper
  • Oil medium: Walnut oil or Linseed oil No solvents needed
  • Assortment of brushes
  • Glass, wood, or paper palette Metal palette knife
Show other classes in ,