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Thu, Apr 04


TAP Centre for Creativity

Paint Handling Techniques in Oils

A four week course to master painting handling in oils. Thursday evenings from 6-9pm. April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2024.

Paint Handling Techniques  in Oils
Paint Handling Techniques  in Oils

Time & Location

Apr 04, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – Apr 25, 2024, 9:00 p.m.

TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 1G4, Canada

About The Event

Do your paintings turn out flat and unconvincing? Are you tired of your work looking amateur and lacking in life? This course will focus solely on the many ways oil paint can be applied to a support to achieve an endless range of effects. Working from still life setups, students will learn to render a variety of textures like metal, glass, drapery and more. Through demonstrations and practice, students can expect to acquire newfound understanding and confidence to paint any subject matter imaginable that will radiate with life.

About the Instructor 

Paul Abeleira is a graduate of Western’s Visual Arts program. He continues his own studies in still life and portraiture in workshops  in New York, Wisconsin and Arizona, and has instructed artists in many facets of visual arts. Paul has taught at TAP for over 10 years and has received positive responses from his students who characterize him as a sensitive coach with a broad range of skills and knowledge. He is committed to making the learning experience worthwhile.

Thursday evenings from 6-9pm

April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2024

Instructor: Paul Abeleira

Location: Cocker Fulton Studio

$180 + materials

Maximum of 10 students

TAP is grateful for Community Arts Investment Program support that helps us to deliver this learning program.

Material List: (this list is only a guide; similar materials accepted)


4 – stretched canvases (or canvas boards/panels) no larger than 14 x 11 inches, no smaller than 8 x 8 inches

2 – natural hog hair bristle flat or filbert brushes, #8

2 – natural hog hair bristle brushes, #4

2 – natural hog hair bristle brushes, #2


Titanium White

Cadmium Yellow Medium

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Red Light

Alizarin Crimson

Viridian or Thalo Green

Ultramarine or Thalo Blue

Burnt Sienna

Raw Umber

Ivory Black


Odorless thinner (Taltine, Gamsol, Turpenoid)

Brush washer or jar with tight fitting lid (for holding odorless thinner)

Wooden Palette (for mixing colors); disposable paper palettes also accepted

Painting Knife (optional but handy)

Paper Towels or rags (for clean-up)

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  • Paint Handling Tech. in Oils

    This ticket is for the 4 class workshop, Paint Handling Techniques in Oils with Paul Abeleira.




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