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Painting Class: Basic Painting in Oil


Painting Class: Basic Painting in Oil


For whom is the course?

It is suitable for beginners and advanced.

What do I learn in this course?

Here you will learn about the handling of oil paints. This includes topics like for example stretching a canvas correctly, priming it, how to produce your own oil colors and many more. Nowadays there are many different oil color manufacturers so we will talk about quality of paint and also about different medias and varnishes. Our teachers will show you how to deal with the different materials and give you the opportunity to try them out by yourself.

Other topics are brushes: what brushes do I use for what and which should really never be missing? As well as color theory: how do I mix my colors, for what and what is a value scale, how can I bring the right values together in the light and shadow aspects of a color?

painting a duck

painting shoes

How is the process?

In the field of oil painting there is infinitely much to learn and for sure it will take your whole life. Therefore we try to focus on some basic topics. In addition to the more theoretical part of the workshop, you will of course, also deepen what you learned by practice. The first 3 hours in the morning will always deal with the theory while the 3 hours after the break will be painting. Color theories are tested and implemented here.

In the one-day workshop, we will more concentrate on color theories and how to mix colors, use varnishes and mediums. Depending on the interest and status of the group, individual topics can be considered here.

What do I have to bring?

The materials to be brought along can be seen here:

Material Lists

drawing a orange

drawing a deer antler

Material Lists


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1 Review

  • Sabrina from Mainz Februar

    The teacher was super friendly and professionally competent. The atmosphere between the participants was relaxed and pleasant. I can only recommend this Academy and their workshops. I am thankful fot the great time I had!

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Agustín Incicco​

Agustín Incicco​

Agustín was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1973. He is the son of a family with both, Italian and Spanish background and he grew up by the large Paraná River, one of the biggests in South America. Agustín started sutdying Antrhopology, but then a sailing trip on a very small boat through the North Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean and accross the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to Brasil changed his life completly. This experience made such a strong impact in him that from that moment he decided to dedicate himself to the Arts .

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Cornelia Wi

Cornelia Wi

Cornelia, born in Zurich, studied economics at the University of Zurich and graduated in 1997 with a Master’s degree. Art was always part of her life. She enriched her education in various art schools in drawing, painting and sculpturing in Zurich, London, New York and Madrid. In 2017 she completed an intensive study at the Barcelona Academy of Art with special focus on painting.  

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  • Academy of Fine Art Germany

  • Daimlerstrasse 13
  • 61352 Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe
  • Deutschland


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