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Oil Painting: Face Your Fear with Stephen Wells

May 4 @ 9:30 am 12:30 pm

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Thursday & Friday, May 4 & 5, 9:30am-12:30pm

2 sessions | $140 for members, $150 for non-members*

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 workshop will run through basic mixing techniques and color studies with the goal of giving the students confidence to practice on their own.

*Materials included in the price of workshop, and artists are encouraged to bring their own brushes, though we will have some on hand. Here is a link to a brush set recommended by the instructor. 


Stephen Wells is a Cape Cod native who lives and works in Truro and Provincetown.  His studio practice has focused on white line printing, oil painting and on honing his skills as an art instructor. Wells typically spends winters immersed in a variety of projects from stenciling buses to carving spoons.  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 exceptionally passionate about learning, teaching, and collaborating within the local art community. Stephen participated in the newly formed Rugosa Residency in 2021 and 2022 and in 2022 became a teaching artist at Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM).

Website: www.studioprovincetown.com, Instagram: @subjectivesteve

Image Stephen Wells, Untitled, 2022, oil on board, 8 x 8 inches