Oil Painting

10:00am-12:15pm Wednesdays • Jan. 30 – Apr. 24, 2019 • 30 hours • $375


Class Description

Light and shadow, still-life objects, composition, and the rendering of texture and form in a variety of paint media.  Details below.

*Receive a tuition discount of 10% for each student you refer to any class, up to 100% off. Just send us an email to let us know who you have referred. If you have already enrolled, we will provide a refund for the appropriate amount once class begins.




Dates & Times

12 Sessions
Wednesday mornings
Jan. 30–Apr. 24, 2019
(Class 2 will include a gallery field trip)


Leaf Institute of Art & Vocation
1278 Pendleton St, Greenville, SC 29611

Age / Level

Entering 7th grade and up
All skill levels

Supplies Needed

  • Three 9x12 canvases or canvas panels

  • Masterson covered palette with wax paper inserts

  • Palette knife for mixing color

  • Several bristle brushes

  • Empty plastic jar (peanut butter is a good type)

  • Oil Paints: Alizarin crimson, Cadmium yellow, Pthalo blue, Ultramarine blue, Titanium white

We are happy to answer questions about supplies you already own. They may work fine.

Students can find all supplies at Suburban Paint (1378 N Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC). The staff will be able to helpfully assist students in filling their order.


Michelle Radford



About The Instructor


Michelle Berg Radford is an artist and educator living in Greenville, SC. She holds an M.F.A. in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She began her studio practice as a landscape painter, but has recently been exploring the meaning behind motherhood and domestic spaces through her mixed media assemblages and collages. Michelle teaches college painting, fiber arts, and theory courses. Michelle lives with her husband, Paul, and three young children and is passionate about weaving together art and daily life.

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