Beginning I and II Oil Painting Classes for Adults
Karen Wray, Instructor
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Oil painting class in progress at The Karen Wray Gallery.

Beginning I and II
Have you been thinking about learning how to paint? It's time to treat yourself and sign up for Beginning Painting in Oils Class taught by artist and gallery owner Karen Wray. This class is ideal for the absolute beginner or for those who want to learn the fundamentals of painting. We use oil as a medium because it is very forgivable, dries slowly, and blends easily. Students will learn about the materials, brushes, and surfaces or supports, how to mix paints to make the desired color, brush techniques, how to create the illusion of a 3D form on a 2D surface using values, basic drawing and simple composition, and some atmospheric perspective. Instructor will use demonstrations and discussion, in addition to student’s hands-on experience to introduce basic concepts. You will never see everyday things the same way again!
Two separate classes are now offered:
Thursday mornings, 9:30-12:30, March 28-May 16
Saturday mornings, 9:30-12:30, March 30-May 18
Classes run for eight weeks and the cost is $215 plus supplies (supply list available now).

About the Instructor
After many years of painting, Karen Wray developed a painting class that focused on absolute beginners, presenting material in an order that is satisfying to students and encourages them to continue and build on their skills. "My classes are precisely what I was looking for when I first started learning how to paint, but couldn't find. Now my students are learning and making progress much faster than I did on my own."

Register for Classes: Contact The Karen Wray Gallery at 505-660-6382, or email to or drop by th gallery, 1247 Central Avenue, Suite D-2, Los Alamos.