The Northport Arts Association is a non-profit (501c3) organization started in 2013 
to support the arts in Northport, Michigan
We do this by:
1. Creating venues for artists of all kinds to exhibit, enact, market their work
2. Providing vehicles for teaching, integrating, networking the arts

Northport Arts Association

    Arts For All in Northport Michigan

Painting with Oil & Acrylic

Instructor: Denice Goldschmidt

When: Tuesdays, August 15 - Sept 19, 1pm-4pm (six sessions)

Tuition: Members $120.00; Non-members $140.00

Beginning students will paint from a simple still life. Those experienced may paint from a photograph, preferably one they have taken. Brief demonstrations of various techniques during class and optional homework to gain more knowledge in the use of shape, value and color in a composition. Positive critique and encouragement.

Materials required

Colors for both Oil and Acrylic

  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium red deep
  • Cadmium yellow deep
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Sap green
  • Purple
  • Raw Umber
  • Alizarin Crimson

  • Lemon yellow
  • Cadmium orange
  • Prussian Blue


  • Size 6 Bright (square ended flats)
  • Size 14 Bright
  • Size 6 Filbert (round ended flat brush)
  • Size 12 Filbert

A note about brushes: The better the quality, the better they will perform and the longer they will last. Natural bristles are the best. (I clean mine rigorously and they have lasted more than 30 years!) 

Palette knife - get the one with a rounded end, not pointed end.

Paper palette at least 11 x 14

One roll of paper towel

Canvas - one 16"x20" to begin with. Others if you have them or like other shapes (8" x 10", 9"x12" for example) be sure they have been treated with gesso - not raw duck or linen.

Oil painters

  • Two 1 pint size jars with covers for veg. oil for clean up
  • Veg. oil will be supplied

Acrylic painters

  • Cans for water
  • Retarder to keep paints from drying too fast
  • Spray bottle for water to keep paints from drying

Apron or paint shirt to protect clothing

General comments:

Check Michaels and places on line like Dick Blick for supplies.

Oil paints come in water mixable form - clean-up is with water. If you are a beginner, this is a good choice. If you choose to move to full oils, these will be usable with them.

For this class, regular oils will use vegetable oil to clean brushes to avoid chemical odors. Turpentine and even mineral spirits will not be allowed. These are not wrong, but for health reasons we will clean our brushes initially with vegetable oil, then palmolive dish soap. (Supplied)

Some like to use disposable vinyl gloves. Any hardware store carries these.

Questions? Contact Denice Goldschmidt. 231-386-9058 [email protected]