Painting Vibrant Flora & Landscapes in Oils

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston

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$185 4 seats left
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Wed, Oct 30, 9:30am - Dec 04, 12:30pm (5 sessions)

Evanston, North Side
1717 Central St
Btwn Broadway & Eastwood Avenues
Evanston, Illinois 60201
No classes on November 27.
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Fiona Craig

What you'll learn in this oil painting class:

Render flowers richly and beautifully in oil paints! Discover how to achieve vibrant, confident-looking artworks that convey a sense of light, shadow, and sculptural form. Color mixing and brush stroke application will also be a major focus, to avoid muddiness and over-blending. 

You will start with a paint-along demonstration, then work on your own choice of subject.

Supply List

*Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Colours: all 37 ml size tubes except for white, which can be larger

  • Titanium White
  • Winsor Blue (Green Shade) or PthaloTurquoise
  • French Ultramarine
  • Permanent Alizarin
  • Quinacridone Red
  • Permanent Rose
  • Cadmium Red
  • Winsor Orange
  • Winsor Yellow
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Lamp Black

Paint Palette for oil painting (must be flat without texture or wells), approx 12” x 16”


  • Bristle Brushes: sizes 2, 3 and 4 filbert
  • sizes 3 and 6 bright
  • Synthetic brushes: size 0 round for details and signing

Palette knife:

  • diamond-shaped, metal tool end should be approx 2.5 cm (1”).


  • Odorless solvent (e.g. Weber Odorless Turpenoid) smallest bottle size available


  • refined linseed oil (4.2 fl oz / 125 ml); Winsor & Newton 'Liquin Original' (small)

Brush Cleaners: 

  • Weber Turpenoid Natural, approx. 1 litre, or other non-toxic cleaner; brush soap
  • Portable easel for floor or table (check whether the venue already has easels) 

Painting Surfaces: 

  • 3 primed boards or canvases (ready to paint on), from 12” square (30.5 cm) to 16”x 20” (40.5 x 51 cm)
  • Small width cling wrap (10” - 12” ideal)
  • craft apron or other protective clothing such as old shirt
  • Viva paper towels
  • 2 glass jars with lids, approx. 6”+ high x 3” diameter, that brushes can stand up in without tipping over

Please Note: Classes and workshops may be cancelled if enrollment minimums are not reached. You will be notified by telephone at least 3 days prior to the scheduled start date should cancellation become necessary.

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Refund Policy
Tuition is refundable for Adult and YFA (Youth Fine Arts) classes, minus a processing fee for each class dropped, only if the EAC Registrar is notified by or on the next working day after the first class has met. Workshop fees (minus a processing fee) are refundable up until one week prior to the program. 

If the Director of IT and Administration is notified at least one week prior to the scheduled start date, a processing fee of $50 is charged for dropping adult classes, YFA classes, or workshops costing $100 or more or a $25 processing fee is charged for dropping programs costing under $100. 

A processing fee equal to 50% of the tuition is charged for adult or YFA classes and camps that are dropped during the period from six days before the first class meets and the next working day after the first class has met (workshop fees are not refundable during this period). Please refer to the chart below. 

Students are responsible for notifying the Art Center Director of IT and Administration that they wish to drop a class or workshop; not attending class does not constitute an official withdrawal from courses or cancellation of tuition or fees. If you must drop a class or workshop after the deadline, no refunds will be given. 

There is no deferred, reduced or pro-rated tuition. Membership is non-refundable. There are no exceptions to the Evanston Art Center refund policy.

Refund Schedule for Dropped Classes or Workshops

Type Dropped 7 or more days before the 1st Session* Dropped between 6 days before the 1st Session & the 1st Working day after the 1st Session Dropped after the 1st Working day after the 1st Session*
Adult & YFA Classes & Camps Tuition refunded minus $50 processing fee** Tuition is refunded minus a processing fee equal to 50% of the Tuition No Refund or Credit
Workshops costing $100 or more Tuition refunded minus $50 processing fee** No Refund or Credit No refund or credit
Workshops under $100 Tuition refunded minus $25 processing fee** No Refund or Credit No Refund or Credit

*The first session is defined as the first day a class or workshop meets (not the first class or workshop attended).  

**To avoid paying the processing fee, students may elect to receive a full tuition credit for classes or workshops dropped seven days or more before the first session. Tuition credit will expire one year from the date the class or workshop is dropped and must be used in full for EAC class and/or workshop tuition. After the credit is redeemed, no further refund options will be available. 

Tuition credits are not redeemable for cash under any circumstances. Credits may be transferred to another individual only with written notice.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:30am - 12:30pm Fiona Craig 5 $185
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Nov 06 9:30am - 12:30pm Fiona Craig
Wed, Nov 13 9:30am - 12:30pm Fiona Craig
Wed, Nov 20 9:30am - 12:30pm Fiona Craig
Wed, Dec 04 9:30am - 12:30pm Fiona Craig

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