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Course Number: 232PTOP060

Dates: Sunday, April 2 - May 21, 2023
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Exception Dates: No class 4/9 and 5/14

Meets: Su from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM , 6 sessions

Fee: $220.00

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This course ended on May 21, 2023

Learn basic and advanced oil painting techniques. This class is for students, of all levels. The only rule in this class is to have fun! It is suggested that students be 18 or older but it's not mandatory. There will be a still life set up for every class. The still life is available for students who want to practice painting from life. If you prefer to paint from a photo instead, bring in a printed version of your reference. Painting from imagination is encouraged as well. Students should be free to paint whatever subject matter inspires them. The instructor will get a feel for each individual skill level in the first class. He will work with them with respect for their personal taste. We will discuss your goals and what your subject matter will be, during the first class.
Special attention will be provided to students that are new to oil painting. The instructor will walk you through the process. You will learn about how to set up and use the materials.
Students with experience will learn how to take their painting skills to the next level and jump over obstacles that have held them back. Each student will work at their own pace. The instructor will provide helpful suggestions, and answer questions along the way.

You will:

  • learn how to use oil paints and mediums
  • learn how to create good composition
  • enhance depth and contrast with the use of color
  • learn how to interpret what you see
  • learn brush stroke and pallet knife techniques
  • mix colors effectively

This is a class for artistic freedom. Realism, impressionism, and abstract ideas are welcome. You will become more confident with oil paints and your capabilities. Everyone paints differently. We find the way that's best for you. This is a fun and relaxed atmosphere for student to enhance their creativity through oil painting.

If you are using a photograph as a reference, please print it on paper before you come to class. The print should be color and large enough to see details. Also, bring masking tape to secure your photo to the easel.

Do NOT plan on using your smart phone to display your reference photo. That will only make painting more difficult for you. However, a medium or large tablet will be fine. Be aware that it will probably get paint on it.
Also, painting gets messy. Wear old clothes, bring an apron, or coveralls.

See for list of supplies you will need to bring to class.

Fee: $220.00

Save $20.00 with a 2022 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2021 memberships or 2023 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2022 memberships

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 220.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00

Chad Creasy

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I've always enjoyed being creative. In my younger years my dream of becoming a musician crossed paths with my natural aptitude for visual art. Creating posters and album covers for the bands eventually led to an interest in painting and graphic design.

I'm a native to Atlanta, I studied painting at the Atlanta College of Art. I graduated as a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2001. My wife and I moved to New York City to pursue the glamorous lives of starving artists. It was very competitive and inspiring. We eventually moved back to Atlanta and had children. I took on a graphic artist career to support my growing family. Time for making paintings got scarce for a while.

By 2015 I began to notice I had more free time. My children were older. I needed a way to focus on the present moment and find happiness. I always express myself with creativity. My longing to return to my artistic roots prompted me to pull out my paints again. After posting my first painting on social media, it sold instantly. I haven't put down the brush since. For several years I have enjoyed a steady flow of commissions and sales. Painting has always been part of my true nature.

Oil paints are my primary medium. I paint portraits, landscapes, and I have a special focus on animals. You can take a look at my website for examples of my work,

I also have a YouTube channel Paint Good with Chad, where I host painting tutorials.

Date Day Time Location
04/02/2023Sunday10 AM to 1 PM RM 13
04/16/2023Sunday10 AM to 1 PM RM 13
04/23/2023Sunday10 AM to 1 PM RM 13
04/30/2023Sunday10 AM to 1 PM RM 13
05/07/2023Sunday10 AM to 1 PM RM 13
05/21/2023Sunday10 AM to 1 PM RM 13


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