OIL PAINTING: Starting Up and Sharing Skills

Vine and Branches by Bob Stradling

This class is for anyone excited about the possibility of a new hobby, and also for those who already paint looking to grow and share your painting skills. We will explore the exciting world of making your own paintings, and how to have fun doing it! We will talk about how to paint from life, still life, and photos.  In the course of six 2.5 hour sessions, we will talk about, demonstrate, and try for ourselves: materials, color mixing, composition, and learning to see as an artist.  

Tuesdays, October 6 – November 10, 2:00-4:30 PM in the Church’s Fellowship Hall

Please bring to the first class: 1-2 medium drawing pencils, an eraser, and an 8”x10” pad of drawing paper

NOTE: For the health and safety of all participants, we will keep plenty of space between work stations; MASKS AND GLOVES REQUIRED

In the first class, we will discuss what materials are needed for the remaining classes.  If you do not have any oil painting materials, you should anticipate buying them (costs range from $75 upwards).

$10.00/class, collected on the day of the lessons

To Register: please email or call Bob Stradling at:

 fbcmalvern.pastor@verizon.net or 610-322-7821.

Instructor: Bob Stradling, Pastor of Vision Fellowship at the First Baptist Church of Malvern, paints mostly to have fun, but he has also sold many paintings in a blend of realist/impressionist styles. Bob has studied with Jon Redmond and Anne Graham, and several of his paintings can be seen  exhibited in the Fellowship Hall of the Church.