Wet-on-Wet Oil Painting (Ages 10+) April 6, 2024

Apr 06, 2024 10:30AM—2:00PM


Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $80.00

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Moose painting

If you think you can’t paint anything other than a wall, this class is for you! You will paint using the wet-on-wet style (aka alla prima) just like Bill Alexander and his students did on the popular PBS show. In this class, instructor Kevin Klein will share what he has learned directly from Tom Anderson, Buck Paulson, and Steve Ross. He will guide you step-by-step as you create your own version of landscapes and seascapes. You will also learn how to mix colors and you’ll get an introduction to the laws of landscapes and composition.

The painting will change with every class. Instead of just being taught how to paint one painting, you will be learning skills you can apply on all your future paintings. Kevin’s first rule is everyone leaves with a pretty painting!

In this session, students will be able to paint a side profile of any animal, whether real or fictional, or pair of animals of their choosing on a 16″ x 20″ canvas. They will first create a template to cut out on contact paper to place upon the canvas. For students who can’t draw, they may bring in a picture of a side profile of their animal/s to trace over transfer paper. Kevin will be painting a pair of swans and will have his previous examples to use as guides.

Students are asked to bring:

  • Wear old clothes in case you get paint on them
  • As your class is scheduled over a lunch hour, we highly recommend you bring a lunch or click here to learn about local eating opportunities in the area.

Kevin Klein paintingAge Requirement
Students ages 10 and older are welcome to attend this class. Ages 10-17 must register with another registered adult. 

Skill Level
No experience needed.

Location Details
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Cost Details
Tuition: $60
Materials: $20
Total Cost: $80

NOTE:  Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.