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How many times have you visited galleries in a museum and wished you could do that? The luminosity of oil paints has intrigued us all. We’ll start from the beginning: setting up your palette, mixing of paints, brushstroke and application, and then move onto learning to look at your subject and light source as we create meaningful artistic expressions.

Materials Needed:  Basic paint colors or a variety pack of oil paints ; brushes (Round, flat, bright, filbert, fan); ODORLESS thinner/spirits and a clear glass or metal container with a cover to hold it; 8″ x 10″ or 11″ x 14″ canvas (1-2); palette (basic: A roll of freezer paper OR a 12″ x 16″ disposable palette pad); Miscellaneous Recommended: disposable gloves, rags or paper towels, apron or smock.Still Life Oil Painting

Lori Langsner

About the Teaching Artist

A resident of West Windsor and recently retired as an arts educator in the NYC Public Schools, Lori Langsner has now put her personal focus back on oil painting. Surrounding herself with her love of nature and incorporating travel memories, and sights in and around Mercer County, Lori enjoys painting “en plein air”. Lori has an MA in Special Education from Brooklyn College, a BA in Art Education from Queens College, and has continued her studies at the Art Students League, Princeton Arts Council, and Mercer County Community College. To preview her paintings please visit www.lorilangsner.com

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