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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 12 and older
Average Class Size: 8
Teacher: Brian Busch

What you'll learn in this drawing and painting class:


SAT MORNINGS 10.30 - 1 

Learn How to paint using oils. 

This class is designed with both the novice and intermediate artist in mind. The class will start with an introduction to the materials and the differences between them.  Using demos, chats, and painting from the still life or your own photos, you will learn how to work with Oils, and not against them.

Basic Supply List

  • Canvas 

Canvas boards (panels ) not stretched canvas, at least 9x12 up to 16 x 20 preferably more than 1

  • Paint 

Winsor and Newton Oil paint:

-Titanium White

-Windsor Yellow

-Windsor Red

-Ultramarine Blue

-Ivory Black

  • Palette 

Disposable paper palette

  • Brushes 

-Hog hair bristle Flat or Filbert shape, sizes 2, 4, 6

-Diamond-shaped palette knife

  • Mediums 

Gamsol Oderless Mineral spirits (no other brand allowed)

  • Miscellaneous 

-4b pencil

-Kneaded eraser


-Paper towel

Students must bring their own supplies.

Taught in a limited size group, the class is structured so that students receive high level personalized instruction in the area of focus that they wish to explore: DRAWING, WATERCOLOR and OIL PAINTING.

Sessions are taught by renowned artists BRIAN BUSCH and ANA SANCHEZ.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Cancellation Policy

No refunds. Students must reach out 24 hours prior to class to reschedule.

Make-up Policy

Students pre-pay all classes by the month or individually. It is a commitment that is made by the student and Hippo Factory insures your easel space will be held for you. A 24 hour notice is needed when missing a class to earn a make- up class. Hippo Factory welcomes students to come to any other class while enrolled & if space is available to do the "make-up."

Make-ups are not owed to a student and have no monetary value, they are a courtesy extended by Hippo Factory. Please note you may only take a make-up class when you are enrolled for a least a month and may only be used within the dates you are enrolled. A make-up class is an opportunity to try a different class or teacher and may not be used in the class you are in or added on at the end of the session. Make-ups expire at the end of the year they were acquired in.

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Is the girl shown the subject of our painting? Can I see a full example possibly?

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the instructor explained stuff that i didn' t understand this helped me alot.
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School: Hippo Factory

Hippo Factory

Hippo Factory is an art, film and photography collective.

Hippo Factory is a place to learn from teachers and peers alike. A workspace to explore, experiment, exchange ideas and collaborate with other artists.

As Hippo Factory grows we aim to create opportunities for all in our community. We believe...

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