About the Course
Oil and water can mix! In this class you will learn the basics of oil painting using water-mixable oil paints and mediums which are a safe and low odor alternative to traditional oil paints. Yet these paints have the same rich colors and blend beautifully just like regular oil paints. They can be thinned with water and your brushes can be cleaned with soap and water. This class will cover creating a base layer for your painting using water and then moving onto subsequent layers with water-soluble painting medium. Brush techniques, edge control and color mixing will also be taught. Basic drawing skills required. All painting levels welcome. Royal Talens Cobra paints are required. For full details of class supplies go to sharonartstudio.org for the material list.
Instructor: Karen Bash
Karen Bash has been drawing and painting since she was a child, inspired by her maternal grandfather who was an artist and successful commercial illustrator. She has a degree in Studio Art from SFSU and has shown work throughout the SF Bay Area and Northern California, been published in an art anthology and has contributed to public art displays. She is predominately a watercolor landscape painter who loves to work plein air (French: in the open air). Other mediums she enjoys working in are acrylic paint, ink & watercolor, and graphite pencil. Karen has been an art instructor for both children and adults for over 25 years, working for SFUSD, universities, and non-profits. She began teaching at Sharon Art Studio in January, 2015. Karen's thoughts on being an art instructor: “Introducing my students to the joys of artistic creation inspires not only my teaching, but also motivates my own work as an artist.”