Excellent course for improving your portfolio!


Whether your teen is a novice or is ready to apply for college, solid drawing skills are the foundation to any visual art goals.  Additionally, learning how to paint in oil gives your college-bound artist’s portfolio an edge, or provides a meaningful and delightful life-long hobby for the student taking the course for his or her enjoyment. 

This class is for young artists ages 13-18, both beginner and advanced, looking to improve their drawing skills and learn the medium of oil paint. Students will begin by working from still life objects and plaster casts. As their skills develop, they may work from original photographs, choose projects for Middle School and High School portfolio work, or move onto working from the live portrait model.  Projects in this course will be well suited for portfolios needed for admissions.

Materials List:

Please note that you may need only drawing or only painting materials for this class, depending on your individual needs. Please check with your instructor before you purchase materials.

Drawing Materials:

– drawing board (small is fine, no bigger than 23×23 inches)
– artist tape
– set of pencils
– kneaded eraser
– mechanical/retractable eraser (Mono brand suggested)
– Canson tinted paper pad, earth tones (12×16 or similar size)


Click below for a pdf of standard oil painting materials for this course: