Oil Painting Classes


Explore the world of oil painting in these repeatable, student focused classes. Our instructor is a teaching artist who thrives on mentoring her students and seeing them grow personally.


  • 2-Course Bundle: Save 10% by registering for more than one session at a time.

  • Family Discount: Save 10% by registering more than one person on a single registration.

  • Member Discount: Members get 15% off.

Oil Painting

For painters of all levels, skills and styles, the focus of this class is to nurture the individual creative process. Color mixing and basic oil painting techniques will be covered. Participants will explore traditional and alternative styles in oil painting while developing an understanding of basic drawing and composition skills. Emphasis is placed on discovering individual strengths and styles that will enable each student to complete a final painting reflecting those characteristics. This class is structured for enjoyment in a relaxed format that allows creativity to surface naturally. Students bring all supplies. See button above for supply list.

  • Ages: 16-adult

  • Member Price: $130.00

  • Non-Member Price: $145.00

  • Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

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Oil Painting Techniques

For anyone who wishes to brush up on basic oil painting techniques, we will focus on producing “mini-works” that demonstrate different techniques. These may include glazing, impasto, dry brush, and simple blending and shading techniques. We will work from a single object or shape to easily visualize the different effects that can be achieved simply by changing the application. Color mixing and brush use will also be covered. Students bring all supplies. See button above for supply list.

Ages: 16-adult

  • Member Price: $130.00

  • Non-Member Price: $145.00

  • Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Step-by-Step Still Life Oil Painting Workshop

This is a great way to introduce yourself to Oil Painting and our Fine Art program. This 3 hour workshop takes its inspiration from the original oil paint technique that made paint-by-number so popular in years past. The instructor will supply a template as an aid to transfer the subject to canvas. Together, the class will then follow step by step instruction to complete a painting by applying designated colors while utilizing basic blending techniques. All supplies, including canvas, paints, brushes and aprons, will be provided by WSS.

  • Ages 16-adult

  • Member Price: $50.00

  • Non-Member Price: $58.00

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Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, 9 am - 12 pm

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Deborah Di Vita Glascott’s belief in individual potential led her to Water Street Studios, a place where exposure, experience and participation in creative expression serves the local community.

Deborah has been an Oil Painting instructor with WSS School of Art since its inception in 2009. Deborah’s teaching style derives from the principles of passion and personal vision. See her work here.