06) Oil Painting (Advanced)

The course is to teach oil painting techniques according to students own preferences.
The course is to teach oil painting techniques according to students own preferences.

Class Outline

In advanced painting class, we explore the possibilities of painting the projects that each student has in mind. We will work on achieving individual projects according to reference pictures the students brings in. We also take into consideration if the student needs additional skills to achieve the chosen projects and do the necessary training according to that need. 

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

Must haves = *

Titanium white*
Mars or Lamp black*
Burnt umber
Raw umber*
Burnt sienna* or Transparent Red Oxide
Ultramarine blue* (not french)
Phtalo blue*
Viridian green
Lemon Yellow*
Cadminum Red
Alizarin Red permanent*

Linseed oil- bleached
Carbon paper*
Fixative spray*
Fine sandpaper*

Table top Easel (For non VCU students)

Palette knife, small*

Palette with no holes or indentations- Must be for Oil or acrylics use

Brush set, both synthetic and natural. Get a small set of each, containing different sizes.

A cheap set of acrylics paint for underpaint purposes. Student quality ok.

Glass jar or tin to hold brushes,

Soft cloths, reusable. Like old t-shirts or cut-off sheets.. Please cut in small pieces before coming to class.


On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Cass Art (Fire station): Community Classes students get a 15% discount upon presenting the registration ticket
  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Mon, 27 Jan, 2020
Mon, 16 Mar, 2020
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
QAR 1300


Behnaz Larsen

Behnaz is an Iranian American artist. She works mainly with oil and her work can be described as allegories. She is a long term resident of Qatar but exhibits mainly in Denmark and Germany. Behnaz has been teaching art and leading workshops for six years with adult students from diverse cultures. 

To see her work, please visit: behnaz.carbonmade.com