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Everything You Need to Know About Oil Painting Materials
215 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

May 14th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
, Brandon SoloffBrandon Soloff
© Brandon Soloff
Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm, Sat-Sun: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Art Students League of New York
material, materials
Fee: $450 (includes $50 materials fee)

Brandon Soloff
Everything You Need to Know About Oil Painting Materials:
Paints, Mediums, Surfaces, Grounds and More
May 14-18
Monday–Friday, 6:00-9:30 pm
Fee: $450 (includes $50 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 14 students

In this hands-on workshop, Brandon Soloff teaches how to create and use various art materials.

Students learn step-by-step how to:

  • Stretch canvas (both raw and prepared)
  • Prepare panels
  • Create and use traditional glues and gessoes
  • Use different mediums
  • Employ traditional methods of oil painting, and other techniques

Making your own materials not only often results in higher quality materials, but is also usually less expensive than purchasing store bought materials. Understanding and controlling the quality of your materials allows for greater control, flexibility and freedom in personalized practice, as materials are adapted to individual needs. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome.

Brandon Soloff is a classically trained painter and portraitist, whose work has been commissioned throughout the United States and Europe. He has exhibited his work at the Hirschl & Adler Gallery, Alan Stone Gallery, Hammer Galleries, the Royal Society Portrait Painters (London), Meredith Long & Company, the Copley Society of Art (Boston), Galerie Alexander Butman (Paris) and others. Institutions where his portrait work is found, or affiliated with, include Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Morgan Stanley, Westmont College, and KKR (Kohlberg, Kravitz, Roberts & Co.). He has also taught at the League, Studio 126, Mims Studios, Charles H. Cecil Studios, Martine Vaugel Sculpture Studio, the Washington Art Association, Atelier Brunelli, Studio415ny, and the National Academy of Design. To learn more about Brandon Soloff, visit

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