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Oil Painting
Instructor: Maria Malatesta
Wed. 6:30pm – 8:30pm | Mar 1 – Apr 26
(8 sessions; no class Mar. 15)

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 teaches Mixed Media and Oil Painting at Montserrat College of Art and has taught international programs in Tortola, BVI and Umbria, Italy. She also teaches privately in her studio.

In 2015 Maria had a solo show at Montserrat College of Art.  Other solo and two person shows include Porter Mill Gallery in Beverly, Chameleon Gallery in Newburyport, Mingo Gallery in Beverly, Main Street Gallery in Winters, CA and Pagus Gallery in Pennsylvania. Her work has been shown in many group shows in the Boston area and the North Shore.  She works in her studio is in the South End of Boston.

Maria received the Diploma and Fifth Year Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Bachelor of Science from Lesley College, Cambridge MA.  She has attended numerous residencies and workshops which include working with Timothy Hawkesworth, Art New England and SMFA programs in Venice, Italy.  She has twice received a grant to the Vermont Studio Center.

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




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