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Introduction to Oil & Acrylic Painting

Introduction to Oil & Acrylic Painting

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM) (EDT)


To sign up for this class, CLICK HERE.

This 6-week, 2-hour class will focus on basic painting techniques and applications. For ages 15+!

Skills learned in this class will include:

· Understanding color including how to mix, match, portray distance, size, light & shadow

· Understanding blocking in, composition, proportion, and structure of objects in a still life arrangement

· How to prepare your painting surface including gesso, using various colors to set tone, and underpainting

· Brush techniques including glazing, scumbling, and impasto

· How to use various tools in the application of paint onto various surfaces.


Students should bring their own paints, brushes, palettes, easels, and medium-scale canvases as preferred. Some paper, small canvases, & basic acrylic paints will be provided by the instructor.

Instructor Bio: Robert O. Keith IV is a native Coloradan, now happily residing in rural Virginia. He received his BFA from Colorado State University and completed a Master's at the University of South Carolina. He has taught Studio Arts at several universities, schools, and fine arts academies over the past decade, and currently teaches at Radford University.


· Cancellations made 1 week or more in advance of the class date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 3 - 6 days will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours to the class will not be refunded.

o Students will have the option to transfer registration to another class in place of receiving a refund.

o Special consideration will be given to cancellations due to health-related issues and family emergencies.

· If you plan miss a session of class, please inform your instructor, or email our Program Coordinator, Lauren Hood, at

o There will be no refunds or discounts given for missed classes.


$150 per person

Bower Center for the Arts
305 N. Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Lauren Hood
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Tuesday, May 7, 2024 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM) (EDT)
Tuesday April 2nd to May 7th from 5-7pm
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