J. M. Croy         Original Oil Paintings  Impressionistic oil paintings 
 
 
 
Class Information
Classes are full at this time but if you would like to be on the waiting
list contact Jane at JMCroyArt@gmail.com  

Adult Oil or Acrylic Painting Classes

Classes for adults to paint in any style at any skill level.
Individualized instructions for adults  in a small class setting.
Excellent class for beginners AND a great way to get advice or effective critiques for advanced students.  


Adult Classes, times and locations

In the Memphis, Tn. area Jane will be available for classes on Thursdays at the Hobby Lobby classroom on Stage Road  from 9:30 until 12:30.   Classes begin the first Thursday of each month and run on a continuing basis.      

Cost for Classes 

   Class dates for August  are August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.   That creates 5 available class dates.  Check your personal schedule and see what dates and times you can come paint.   Reserve your dates and times in advance.  Please contact Jane before signing up to make sure there is space.   Classes fill up fast and present students have priority, sorry.    Prices for the classes are $5 per hour.
   
 

Payment can be made by check mailed to Jane Croy at P. O. Box 416, Ellendale, Tennessee  38029 or you can come by the class anytime during class hours to  pay Jane with cash or credit card.   Hobby Lobby does not accept payment for classes.   CONTACT JANE PRIOR TO SUBMITTING PAYMENT IN CASE THE CLASS TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE  IS ALREADY FULL.  Class size is limited to 8 students per hour.   Contact info is JMCroyArt@gmail.com or by texting (901)497-8073.

 CLASS SUPPLY LIST:


1.  Photos that you would like to paint (The only thing I can't teach you is how to paint something you "see" only in your head - at least not at the first class)

2.  One 16 X 20 canvas

3.  Brushes - an assorted set specifically for oil or acrylic paints (preferably stiff bristles).

4.  Paints - Oil or acrylic paints in the following colors:  White
                                                                                           Paynes grey or black
                                                                                            yellow ochre
                                                                                             any brown
                                                                                             any  red
                                                                                             any green
                                                                                             any blue
                                                                                             any yellow
You can purchase other colors as you need them.   My suggestion is to dig out and dust off that old set you had in high school or college just to get started  or just bring what you already have.   If you are a beginner, you can purchase a good medium priced basic set with all of these colors.     Please avoid kits with a bunch of  tiny tubes.   A basic rule of thumb is that you "get what you pay for" - the cheaper the set, the less pigment in the paint but you don't have to get the most expensive set.   You'll find out why in class.

5.  Palette - anything from a paper plate to a purchased palette.   I suggest a palette pad where you can tear off the page and save the paint to take home or just throw the page away for ease in transport

6.  Odorless Mineral Spirits and an empty glass jar for use with OIL PAINTS - do not purchase this at a hardware store (they are not refined enough to get the smell out).  A medium size container (one quart or less) is all you will need.   Bring a jar with a metal lid that is closeable to keep your used mineral spirits in

                                                  OR

a bucket for water for use with ACRYLICS (empty ice cream buckets are ideal)

7.  Paper towels, an apron, a large clear zip lock baggie, and a cart or box or case in which to load all this up and get it safely from home to class and back again.   And an apron if you're a messy painter like me.

8.  A Happy "Can Do" attitude (actually if you don't bring it with you we'll get you one in class) 

 
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