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Tue, Aug 10


Helotes Gallery

An Introduction to Painting in Oil

A one day workshop giving students a foundation in oil painting . Taught by Donald Darst

An Introduction to Painting in Oil
An Introduction to Painting in Oil

Time & Location

Aug 10, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Helotes Gallery, 14391 Old Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023, USA

About the event

August 10th 10am - 4pm


The class day is approximately 6 hours with an hour break for lunch.   Students may wish to bring their lunch or go to one of Helotes’ nearby restaurants.   Class is held in Helotes Gallery.   Coffee and a snack will be provided in the morning and water throughout the day.

The class is for adults and young adults that wish to explore painting in oil but have little if any experience in painting.   It requires a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 8.

The intention of the class is to give students a foundation in oil painting so that they can paint in oils should they desire and have knowledge to choose the right materials and equipment without spending a lot of time and money.   This class will provide the student a basis for other more indepth classes and study.

All materials and equipment for the class are provided.  Students may wish to bring painting clothes, apron, cap, hand lotion and disposable gloves.    Students may also bring a note book and phone/camera.  Chairs are provided if needed.   We will use water mixable oils which are less allergenic than mixing with turpentine type mediums.

Students will be introduced to terminology commonly used in oil painting.   They will learn about types of brushes, various surfaces one can paint on, primary and secondary colors along with mixing, basics of color temperature, values, etc.   Some elements of composition will be covered.   Demonstrations will be done and the students will have an opportunity to paint a simple still life and a landscape.   Instruction will be guided and questions encouraged.

After the class there will be an opportunity to tour the gallery and learn about the various types of art, styles and medium.

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Donald Darst is the coach for this class.   Donald is known for his award-winning paintings of landscapes and still life.  He enjoys teaching art and is recognized as a giving instructor.    He is a partner and artist in Helotes Gallery where you can see his work.    

To learn more about Donald you can visit his website at

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