Intro to Oil Painting Course Starts November 3rd

For more information or to register for this course contact the Saint John Arts Centre at 20 Peel Plaza, telephone 506-633-4870, or email

oilpaintingcourseIntro to Oil Painting with Manami Fukuda 

This beginners’ introductory class focuses on “still life.” In this six week course, you will learn about shapes of objects, light, composition, perspective and colour.  The subject image will be provided. Together we will begin with a step-by-step understanding of the layering method of painting to create a range of tones, texture, clarity, and shape. After you learn the basic skills of oil painting, you will be supported to develop your own style and personal techniques later on. The goal of this class is to get comfortable and familiar with using oil paints, and of course to discover the pleasure and rewards of creating your art!

Tuesdays 7-9 PM • November 3 – December 8, 2015 (6 weeks) • Cost: $95

Students may provide their own supplies, or order a kit from the instructor for an additional fee of $85, due the first class. Please advise if you will be bringing your own supplies or ordering the kit when you register.

Supply List

• 12″ x 16″ Canvas
• Brushes:  #0 round , #4 round, #6 Flat
• Oil paints : Yellow ochre, Burnt sienna, Ultramarine blue, Sap green, Yellow light, Cadmium red hue, Titanium white, Alizarin crimson
• Palette  (Plastic/wood/glass)
• Thinner (odorless)
• Small jars (to store thinner)
• Old cloth  (for wiping brushes, etc.)

About the Instructor

Manami_bio_pic_small Manami Fukuda is a visual artist and art teacher based in Rothesay. Originally from Japan, she has been selling her work through local art exhibitions and events for several years including the Saint John Arts Centre. Her work is recognized for its vibrant colours, realism style and distinctive composition of still life.

Manami’s latest painting was the feature piece of the Netherwood art show, used for the programme cover and event advertising. She regularly paints commissions and has managed a major gallery in Saint John. Manami has been teaching art classes to groups and individuals including youth and adults for several years. Her courses have expanded each year with growing popularity and students progressing to exceptional results. Manami studied Art and Design in Japan and has since developed her craft over many years with ongoing mentorship.  Her portfolio of commercial and published work includes book covers, greeting cards, jewellery, performance art and interior design.


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