Posted on: June 17, 2020

Love To Draw? 

The Edmonton Public Library has provided access to an amazing website filled with online art classes!  We went through the classes and have pulled together a list of art classes we think you might enjoy!

Step 1: Visit the website for Creative Bug – https://bit.ly/2V0d3UD

Step 2: Sign up for a membership for free!  Simply enter your LIBRARY CARD and a PIN number. Don’t have your LIBRARY CARD? Click here to register.

Step 3: Now you have a membership!

  • Click on one of the links below OR
  • click on their website button SEE LATEST CLASSES HERE and you can see all the classes they are offering!

 

Class level: Beginner

Oil Painting 101

Oil painter, Erika Lee Sears, creates an original piece of art everyday. She breaks down the age-old tradition of oil painting and makes it easy and accessible, from mixing colors, to playing with shadows and light, to the final varnish. Whether you’re a curious beginner or seasoned painter, there will be tips and tricks in this crash course for everyone.

Learn how to:
  • Work with a limited color palette
  • Mix color and make a color wheel
  • Mix the perfect “black”
  • Make a loose sketch for painting
  • Work with oil paint and mineral spirits
  • Clean your brushes
  • Create shadows and light
  • Prepare a wooden panel for painting
  • Varnish a painting

What you’ll get

  • Easy-to-follow class by instructor and artist Erika Lee Sears on foundational oil painting skills
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Step-by-step instruction and a detaileid supply list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Click here to join the class.

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