Mondays With Mireille

$296   Mondays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, May 6th – June 24th (No Class May 27th)

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Mondays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Mireille Duchesne

Learn from one of our greatest local art masters using either soft pastels or oil paint. In Oil painting, Mireille will teach how to compose, mix paint, soften edges, and paint in layers. She uses the technique of Chiaroscuro and the technique of wet-on-wet. Additionally, you have the option to work with Soft Pastels- a beautiful and tactile medium. You will learn how to blend and render texture, how to compose a painting, and how to use light and dark to apply layers on layers of paint to obtain a luxurious, incredibly colorful painting.  Each student can work on their own subject matter and will receive individual instruction tailored to their own experience. This class is for all levels, from beginner to advanced students.

Upcoming Session: Spring 2 Info

NEXT SESSION: Spring 2 (8 Weeks): May 5th – June 28th

No class Friday May 24th – Monday May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

Instructor: Mireille Duchesne
Mondays, 10:00 – 12:00 pm
7 Weeks: May 6th – June 24th (No class May 27th)

To get early access to enrollment for the upcoming session, email [email protected]. Learn more about our early access list here.

Current Session: Spring 1

Spring 1 (8 Weeks): ENROLLMENT CLOSED

March 3rd – May 3rd

(No Class 3/21-4/6) 

To get early access to enrollment for the upcoming session, email [email protected]. Learn more about our early access list here.

Suggested Pastel Materials List

  • Pastel – Nu-pastel, semi hard 12 assorted colors
    • For softer ones I like the half stick Sennelier. Their colors are fantastic. The more colors you have the better because it is not as easy to mix as paint.
  • Paper or Boards
    • Canson Mi teintes, Art spectrum Colourfix fine tooth paper, or Pastel mat
      (If you use paper, I recommend a foam core to hold the paper with clips or tap)
  • Razor Blade
  • Hard Brush

Suggested Oil Paint Materials List

  • Paints
    • Ivory black
    • Titanium White
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cobalt blue
    • Magenta
    • Raw Umber
    • Burn sienna
  • 3, 4 Medium size of bristle brushes Filbert (A big one for bigger canvas)
  • Palette knife (Plastic is not great)
  • Canvas of your choice. 11×14 is a good size for beginners
  • Turpenoid for cleaning brushes