Principles of Oil Painting


Instructor: Theresa MacKnight

Date/Time: Saturday, Nov 13, 9am-1pm | Friday, Nov 19, 6-8pm | Thursdays, Nov 25, Dec 2 & Dec 9, 6-8pm

Where: SSANC front studio

(SSANC Members may use their discount. Bursaries available, please contact us for more information if interested. A credit or full refund will be offered if the course is cancelled by SSANC)

Experience level/Ages: Adult Beginners

Materials Required by students: Material List

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SKU: CA-BEGOIL-TM-01 Category: Instructor:


Course Description:

In this twelve-hour course, participants will learn the basics of oil painting through structured activities and practice. Emphasis will be on an introduction to foundational principles that participants can build upon.

  • Learn about the materials and their care (paint, brushes, mediums, tools, and surfaces)
  • Understanding how values work in painting
  • Finding your way with brushes and brushwork
  • Beginning a painting and “Imprimatura”
  • Working toward creating form and light in a painting

Artist Bio: Theresa MacKnight is a highly accomplished artist and art teacher. She has won numerous awards and has been exhibited widely across New Brunswick. As a full-time, high school art teacher, Theresa has extensive knowledge of working in different mediums and teaches with patience, encouragement and genuine consideration of individuals’ needs.
She has spent many years involved with SSANC as an instructor, student, and exhibitor. Recently retired from full-time art teaching, is continuing to explore and expand her own art practice.
1991 – Bachelor of Education with a major in Visual Art Education, Lieutenant Governor’s Silver medal for Academic Achievement, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B.
1988- Bachelor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S.
1985-87- Fine Arts Studies with academic honours, Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B.