Foundations Series | Oil Painting: Face Your Fear

With Stephen Wells. Monday and Tuesday, July 25 and 26, 9:30am-12:30pm. Members: $140, Non-Members: $150.

Have you ever wanted to learn about oil painting but felt intimidated? This class will inspire you to take the first step.

Students will receive a crash course in the basic techniques of oil painting. No experience necessary as skills will be built from the ground up. You will learn mixing techniques and color studies in the studio and then head to the great outdoors to tackle traditional plein air techniques. The first session will focus on gaining familiarity with tools and techniques. The second session will be outdoors and introduce students to plein air painting. The course will run through basic mixing techniques and color studies with the goal of giving the students confidence to practice on their own.


Born and raised on the tip of Cape Cod, self-expression and artistic collaboration are in Stephen Wells’ blood. He never takes for granted the beauty of the land and sea nor the magic of the creatures who call this sandbar home. Stephen takes pride in being a mixed media artist, with a current focus in oil and traditional white line prints. Stephen’s work centers around the ebb and flow of life on Cape Cod and features both natural majesty and rustic objects. In addition to being a working artist, Stephen has owned a frame shop in the Provincetown/Truro area since 2013 and has framed thousands of works of art from all over the world. He is also exceptionally passionate about learning, teaching and collaborating within the local art community. Stephen takes the opportunity to study white line printing and Cape School of Art techniques with local experts every chance he gets.