Oil Painting Basics

Maximum paticipants: 15 people.
$150 for members with discount code (cannot be combined with other discounts)
$200 for non-members.

This is Part One of a series of oil painting classes. The 7 classes in Part One are designed for oil/acrylic beginner to intermediate-level members. We will start with basic painting practices: how to use tools, how to mix paints and color theory.

Our subject matter for class work will include still-lifes and landscapes. Images will be provided.

Classes will be held Sundays, 1-3pm Boston Time on November 8, 15, 22, 29 and December 6, 13, and 20.

Each class will start with a short critique and sharing. There will be a website for participants to upload artwork for review.

Suggesting materials for oil painting
If you live outside of the US, you can purchase the products on your Amazon or local art stores.


Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits - 33.8 oz bottle (view)

Walnut Medium

M. Graham Walnut Alkyd Medium - Walnut Alkyd Medium, 4 oz bottle (view)

Brush Washer

Stainless Steel Airtight Brush Washer - 20 oz (view)


Acrylic Gesso - White, Quart Jar (view)

Mixing Tray

Masterson Sta-Wet Palette Seal (view)

Paper Palette

Gray Matters Paper Palette - 12'' x 16'', Gray, 50 Sheets (view)

Oil Medium Container

Stainless Steel Small Single Palette Cup (view)

Painting surface:

Suggesting sizes: 8x10 to 12x16


Tatanium White (view)
Winsor Yellow (view)
Winsor Red (view)
Alizarin Crimson (view)
Prussian Blue (view)
French Ultramarine (view)
Burnt Sienna (view)


Bristle Filbert, Long Handle, Size 10 (view)
Bristle Filbert, Long Handle, Size 1 (view)
Synthetic Bristle Brush - Flat, Size 8 (view)
White Bristle Fan Brush, Long Handle, Size 2 (view)

Scheduled class time is based on Boston, Massachusetts’ time zone (EST). 

Classes will be held on Zoom. Both audio and camera are to be on during the class. Please be sure both are working.

Refunds will only be honored for email cancellation requests made 3 days (72 hours) in advance of the first class, using the email yongc@yongchen.com. Refunds will not be generated for any reason after this time. No refunds will be honored for no shows, forgetting, technical problems, etc. 

Screen shots containing images of class members or the professor may not be reproduced in any form, as it is against the law.

Recommended equipment for the Interactive learning experience: Adjustable Mounted Holder for iPad/phone

Available from Amazon using this link: https://amzn.to/2DLIVHK