Intro to Oil Painting w/ Angela Bandurka
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Intro to Oil Painting
w/ Angela Bandurka

Sunday / Aug 13 / 11:30-5:30 pm (This workshop is full).
Saturday / March 24 / 11:30-5:30 pm

Cost: $150

Registration:  The August 13th workshop is full. Please call the gallery to place your name on a waiting list as spots do open up!  425.697.2787

Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020

Painting should be fun and an outlet for your creative energy, and you should feel safe to learn in an environment that is helpful and encouraging and NOT judgmental or stressful. This is the place for that! Angela will give you some ideas on how to get started in this versatile medium, helping you to feel more confident through the skills you will be practicing and the tools you’ll get to know.

What you can expect to learn:

  • what kinds of brushes make what kind of marks, and what brands to buy
  • helpful tools to aid you in getting your drawing, values, and colors right
  • where to begin and how to move forward without getting “stuck”
  • how to layer your paint without making mud

What to wear: clothes that can get stained

Supply List:

You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.  Artspot's Web Site

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at

Oil Paint:

  • Williamsburg Traditional Colors Set (or equivalent)
    artists new to oil painting will find that the Traditional Colors Set is an ideal starting place for artists who are interested in exploring a more traditional range of colors. It contains 11ml tubes of cadmium lemon, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red medium, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue (genuine), raw sienna and French raw umber, plus a 37ml tube of titanium white.

Students may, if they prefer, purchase professional brand paints, such as Gamblin or other equivalents as these will often be required for future classes.

BONUS: Angela will bring one sample tube of M.Graham oil paint for each student to have.

  • Oil Painting Fast-dry Medium: 2 or 4oz Neo Megilp by Gamblin or Walnut Alkyd Medium AND a small palette knife to use with it.
  • Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits (or, to be more earth friendly, you can use Walnut Oil instead) AND a glass or metal airtight container with lid to keep them in.

*Please Note: No stinky mediums will be allowed.


  • Disposable paper palettes work well, but a permanent palette will keep the paints for longer - wood, plastic or glass work well too.  11x17 is a good size.


  • One inch sized flat brush
  • One ¼ to ½ -inch flat or filbert brush
  • One round brush, small-to- medium sized (if it has a nice point to it, size doesn’t matter too much.)

*Note - Angela uses both natural and synthetic brushes for oil painting. She uses a few different brands, including Simmons Titanium and Connoisseur (with a burgundy handle).


  • 11x14-inch canvas or canvas panel


  • Paper Towels
  • bag for garbage
  • Tabletop or standing easel - Cole Studio has several easels to lend, if you wish to have one, call the gallery at (425) 697-2787 to reserve one. 

OR Pay $20 supply fee to the instructor for use of her paints, brushes, and walnut oil (in place of mineral spirits). (Note: you must let us know by August 1st if you need to have Angela provide the supplies.)

You will still need to bring a palette, canvas or canvas panel, paper towels, container for mineral spirits and bring or borrow an easel.

Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.