Painting Course Taught by Peggy Nichols
If you have never worked in oils before, don’t be scared. Peggy Nichols will show you how enjoyable and rewarding oil painting can be. This is an introductory class discovering the many properties of oils. We will cover materials including different mediums, brushes, mixing pigments, color theory, and how to prepare the painting surface, working on different supports such as canvas, wood panel, or prepped paper. Students will learn different techniques working from a traditional limited palette to a full-color palette. The class projects will use landscape, still life, and portrait as subject matter, largely from reference, such as Old Master copies. This class will be informative without being intimidating and will give you choices that allow you to decide how you want to work with the medium of oil painting.About the Instructor
Peggy Nichols was born and raised in Southern California. She received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute with continuing education at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, and the Klein Academy. She has studied with contemporary figurative masters, Juliette Aristides, Rob Liberace, Steve Huston, and Stephen Early. She has taught figurative painting, drawing, portrait painting at Saddleback College Emeritus Institute, in Mission Viejo, CA. Her works have been exhibited throughout the US. She is a recipient of the Ludwig Vogelstein Grant and the Vermont Art Center Residency Program. She has been a member of the California Art Club, the West Coast Pastel Society, Women Painters West, and the American Society of Oil Painters, to name a few. Nichols founded the Studio C Gallery, located within the historic Santa Fe Art Colony, in downtown Los Angeles, ( 2011 to 2019 ) The gallery is now online at:
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