Outdoor Painting in Oil (Plein Air)

Paint outside as the sun sets! We will work outside–plein air painting–on campus in the evening light. The focus of this course is learning the elements and principles of oil painting. Learn how to mix colors, creating images both abstract and realistic, and build a painting from start to finish, using the landscape of the Berkeley campus as inspiration.

This is an intermediate level class and prior experience with oil painting before taking this class is expected.

Note: We are following State, County and UC Berkeley guidelines regarding Covid-19 precautions. Students will be required to physically distance and wear face coverings. 

Pricing (4-weeks):

Community: $235
Faculty, staff & alumni: $220
Current Students: $160

Summer Session Dates

Day Dates Times Instructor Location
Tuesday  7/13-8/3 4–7pm Alan Tarbell Berkeley Art Studio

Materials List:

Daler-Rowney Georgian Oil Color – Cadmium Red Light Hue, Cerulean Blue Hue, Crimson Alizarin, French Ultramarine, Titanium White,  Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue, 

Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Acrylics – Transparent Raw Sienna, 2 oz Tube

Gamblin Refined Linseed Oil – 4 oz bottle

Eco-House Neutral Thin – 4 oz bottle

Princeton Natural Bristle Brush – Filbert Size 2&12, Bright Size 8, and Flat Size 10

Richeson Palette – 9” x 12”, Wooden, Oval

Silicoil Brush Cleaning Tank

Alvin Heritage Deluxe Easel (Recommended but optional)

Blick Canvas Panel – 12” x 16”, Pkg of 5


Apron or clothes you can get dirty

Jar for water

Materials can be purchased from Blick: https://www.dickblick.com/lists/blicku/J8UR26LF0II3B/publicview/


Outdoor Painting in Oil (Plein Air)
Course Information
Alan Tarbell

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