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.
Please click here to view a supply list.


  • 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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Section Title
Beginning Oil Painting
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Jan 26, 2022 to Mar 02, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $285.00
Section Notes
Supplies are not included in the cost of the course.
Please click here to view a supply list.

In-Person SMU CAPE classes are held in classrooms across SMU's campus and at selected off-campus locations. You will receive a reminder message via email with specific location details before class begins.

Working in conjunction with local health and public policy officials, SMU has developed a comprehensive plan to enhance the safety of everyone on campus and minimize the spread of COVID-19. You will receive individualized communication with further instructions about guidelines and classroom expectations.

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