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Intro to Oil Painting with Jordan Xu

May 1, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - May 2, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

Two day class
Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2
10 AM to 4 PM both days

Oil is by far the most popular painting medium in the history of fine art, with many iconic masterpieces like Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Rembrandt’s self-portrait all created using oil. However, with its unique properties, oil can sometimes be a challenging medium to learn. This is a two-day workshop designed to give beginners a structured, repeatable process to painting in oil.

In this workshop, you will learn the basic information about oil painting, from the paint and brushes to all the other materials you will need. Then we will explore the fun stuff, a step-by-step approach that will produce a realistic, yet painterly (un-photo-like) image that we all love, such as John Singer Sargent’s heartbreakingly beautiful portrait of Lady Agnew (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Agnew_of_Lochnaw). You will also learn important techniques to manipulate oil paint on the canvas, as well as some painting theories. Short demos will be given on each step of the painting process.

We will be covering a lot of information in a one day so it is important that you come prepared with canvas(es) and brushes. Paint, solvent, paper towels and easels will be provided. We will start promptly at 10am, break for lunch at noon and restart at 1pm and paint till 4pm.

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be required to wear a mask and keep a 6-foot distance from one another at all times while inside the building.


10:00 AM-12:00 PM Workshop

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00-4:00 PM Workshop

Class Price: $150 (includes both days)

Tickets may be purchased in advance either online or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 – Tuesday through Saturday). If you call when our Box Office is closed, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within 24 business hours. All sales are final. Exceptions for special circumstances may be made no later than 24 hours prior to performance.


Are there any COVID restrictions?

Yes, we are limiting all in-person audiences to 25 people. Seating will be arranged to allow for social distancing. Masks will be required. There will be no bar or refreshment sales.

Where are you located?

We are located in downtown Berryville, Virginia between the Rose Hill Park and the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center / Clarke County Library. View Map & Directions »

Where do I park & is it free?

Free parking is available next door at the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center / Clarke County Library / Barns of Rose Hill parking lot. View Map & Directions For Details »


May 1, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
May 2, 2021 @ 4:00 PM
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Barns of Rose Hill
95 Chalmers Ct
Berryville, VA 22611 United States
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