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: 5 Wednesdays; May 3-May 31; 1pm-4pm

Tuition: Members $100.00; Non-members $135.00

Beginning students will paint from a simple still life. Others may paint from photographs, preferably student's original. Emphasis for both will be on compositional arrangement with an awareness of the interplay of shapes, values, textures and color; also mixing colors and their relationships to each other.

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"

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

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.

For this class, regular oils will use vegetable oil to clean brushes to avoid chemical odors.

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

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