Instructor: Oksana Zhelisko
Drop-in fee $30.50/session
Every Tuesday September through November (except holidays)
Have you been practicing your portraits, landscapes, or still-life paintings but got stuck on something or can't seem to find a way to finish it? Or do you walk around galleries in awe with the question, ‘How do they do that?’ Maybe you’re frustrated by your process and don’t know how to change it.
Then this drop-in class series is just for you! Bring the paintings you have started and got stuck on, or the paintings that you are not sure how to finish, or maybe even paintings that are painted in your head but you are not sure where to begin. The instructor will guide you in your creative process, show you few techniques on your request, answer your questions, and be your mentor.
These drop-in classes offer a relaxed, social approach to learning and improving on one’s artistic technique.
Please bring: paintings, paint, painting supplies (brushes, mediums, etc.), easel
Other supplies: You may wish to bring suitable art clothes, notepad, snack, drink.
Participants receive a 20% discount on purchases of art materials made on class days.
About the Instructor: Classically trained in Eastern Europe, Oksana began her career as an artist in L'viv, Ukraine. Oksana entered the Ivan Trush College of Decorative Arts in 1996. There she studied all aspects of art and decided to make painting, especially of murals, her specialty. In 2001, she held her first solo exhibition at the L'viv University of Ivan Franko. It was in preparing her works for this show that she realized she had a love for the medium of oil. She finds that the truest hues are to be found in this medium owing to its prolonged drying time and its ease of mixing. Oksana brings her training, skill, and passion to her painting, and she is versatile in expressive styles. She is adept at many genres, including portraiture, still life, and landscape.