Painting Studio (Tuesday and/or Sat.)

img_paintingThe painting course at the dA Center for the Arts is designed with flexibility and individual artistic growth in mind. The studio provides an instruction‐based painting environment in which students can choose and carry out their own assignments, exploring a variety of techniques in acrylics and/or oils* under the instructor’s guidance. Goals will be tailored to each student’s needs and skill level, with emphasis on successful concept development, composition, and development of personal style. Instructor: Angel Villanueva

The format of the class will be that of an ongoing atelier. We welcome developing artists, ages 15 and up, anytime. No previous painting experience is required. Number of sessions will be up to each student depending on their goals and projects. Students are required to provide their own materials.

*Please note we will not be covering watercolors in this course.

About the Instructor    – Angel Villanueva is a Pomona‐based artist painting in the Magical Realist style. He has participated in the dA Center for the Art’s exhibitions and programming for the past twelve years. He started painting at the age of seven, and has extensively studied painting collections in museums around the world. His works are held in public and private collections in Italy, Canada, Mexico and the United States. He earned a double baccalaureate in Art and Art History at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California. For more information please visit:

9:30 am – 12:30 PM

Price: $15 per session / $120 for 10 sessions if paid up front

Materials: Students must supply their own art supplies.


 We will be painting on canvas. Stretched canvas is preferred for formal projects, canvas sheets taped to a solid substrate are a great for exercises. Recommended canvas size for beginners is 12” x 16/18”.


 Each student may require different brush sets depending on their goals. We recommend starting with

flat shader brushes; Golden Taklon brushes for oil paint, Bristle for Acrylics, in an assortment of sizes, as well as small and medium fan brushes.


 Starter set should include the following:

  •  Titanium White
  • Ivory Black
  • Cadmium Red Hue*
  • Cadmium Yellow Hue*
  • Phtalo Blue
  • Phtalo Green
  • Raw Umber

Other pigments will be recommended on an individual basis.

 Note: do NOT buy, or use in class, the actual Cadmium‐pigment paint, as it is highly toxic and requires special handling. The fake one (It’ll read “Hue”) is just fine.

 Other Materials:

  • Painter’s palette(s)
  • Small, medium and large palette knives (plastic ok).
  • Odorless turpentine for oil painting.
  • Graphite Pencil
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Containers for Liquids


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