Course Description

Open to beginning students with little or no experience, this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of painting with oil. We will investigate the materials and techniques unique to oil painting as well as special considerations for working with this medium. With individual guidance in an informal, supportive environment, you will expand your knowledge of art elements and principles, learn about different methods and styles, and enhance your painting skills through a series of class projects.


Supplies are not included in the cost of the course.
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Owen Arts Center is under renovation, including studio art spaces. The renovation project is nearing completion, and final phases of work include finishing out the studio spaces with equipment to manage materials like oil paints, mineral spirits, etc. At this time, only open acrylic or water-mixable oil paint may be used in Owen studio spaces.


  • Online registration closes at 6 p.m. one day before the start of the class, unless noted on individual sections.
  • Late registration is welcome! Please contact SMU CAPE at 214-768-2273 for assistance.


"Suzanne is an excellent instructor. She is extremely knowledgeable about art and oil painting, as well as other types of media. She was very patient and generous with her time in working with new art students." ~ Sandra T.
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