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Oil Painting for Beginners
Instructor: Maria Malatesta
Wed. 7pm - 9pm | Oct. 1 - Nov. 19
(8 sessions)

Price: $300

This introductory painting class will teach the basics of painting from preparing surfaces to the completion of a painting. We will discuss the materials of painting, including supports, brushes, mediums and qualities of paint. Students will practice color mixing, value scales and learn different ways of applying paint. With still life as our subject, color and light will be the focus. This class is open to beginners and to more experienced painters who want a refresher or a structured time to work.

Prerequisite:none required
Price: $300, non–credit


About Maria: Maria Malatesta studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Lesley College. She has been teaching Mixed Media and Painting for 12 years at Montserrat, and has assisted teaching programs in Umbria, Italy and in Tortola, BVI. Maria received a grant to the Vermont Studio Center and her work has been accepted twice into the National Prize show at the Cambridge Art Association. She has been included in numerous group shows throughout the Boston area.

For questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at
978.921.4242 x 1202 or email ce@montserrat.edu