Water soluble oil paint is a modern variety of oil paint engineered to be thinned and cleaned up with water, thus making it possible to avoid using chemicals such as turpentine. In this fun and flexible class, both new and continuing students will explore oil painting with Cindy Plutnicki, an oil painter of over thirty-five years. At the end of this course, students will have explored or reviewed the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective and values; oil techniques; the color wheel & color mixing; oil application; and composition. Supply list provided upon registration. If you prefer to work in pastel, this class provides individual attention to hone in on your artistic skill level and grow your abilities, all through the versatile medium of pastel. Students will work from from provided still life or from their own photos or objects of inspiration. At the end of this course, students will have reviewed or learned about composition, pastel application, color theory, perspective, values and the many techniques that can be used to make a beautiful work of art. A supply list will be provided upon registration. (6 classes) Oil Painting Supplies: 1. Water-mixable/soluble paints (37 ml tubes): Alizarin crimson, Burnt umber, Ultramarine blue, Titanium white, Sap green, Yellow ochre, Yellow 2. Stand oil (water mixable) 3. Oil cup 4. Wax paper pallets 5. Roll of paper towels 6. #6 inch round brush, #14 inch bright brush, #8 inch bright brush 7. Canvases (various sizes, no larger than 16" x 20") 8. Inspirational photographs, images, etc. students would like to paint. Pastel Drawing Supplies: 1. Set of pastels ("Prismacolor semi-hard Pastels” or your current set) 2. Artist board for mounting paper 3. Pastel paper 4. Artist tape (white roll) 5. Vine charcoal 6. Paper towels 7. Ruler 8. Photo reference, picture of something you would like to paint. Stores: Westboro Art Emporium 18 Lyman St., Michaels, AC Moore or artarama.com.