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Intro to Painting: Oil

8-Week Course

Instructed by Manifest Artist in Residence Charlie Goering

Saturdays 2-5pm
January 6 - February 24

Registration Deadline: January 3, 2018


Tuition: $325
Course fee includes FREE access to all Wednesday Open Figure Sessions during the duration of the course.

Class Size:
Minimum: 4
Maximum: 12

Description: Discover the essential materials and techniques that will allow you to create excellent, well-crafted Oil Paintings.

In this course, students will be introduced to:

  • a variety of pigments, mediums, and grounds used with oil paints
  • the concepts of hue, saturation, and value as they pertain to oil paints
  • observational strategies for an assortment of subjects (from still lives to the human form)
  • sound drawing principles which will lead to effective representational paintings


Materials List:

  • Paints (Instructor recommended brand):

    • Thick Transparent, Buttery White (Lead White No.1 by Rublev, RGH Lead White, or Winsor & Newton Cremnitz White)
    • Fluid White: Titanium (Winsor and Newton)
    • Naples Yellow Italian (Williamsburg)
    • Cadmium Yellow (M Graham)
    • Yellow Ochre (Winton)
    • Cadmium Orange (M Graham)
    • Terra Rosa (W&N)
    • Transparent Iron Oxide (M Graham)
    • Viridian (M Graham)
    • Cobalt Blue (M Graham)
    • Ultramarine Blue (M Graham)
    • Alizarin Crimson (M Graham)
    • Raw Umber or Burnt Umber (Williamsburg)
    • Ivory Black (M Graham)




    • Solvent free gel (Gamblin), or Oleogel (Rublev)
    • Velázquez Medium (Rublev)
    • Walnut Alkyd Medium (M Grahram)


    • Fredrix Linen Canvas (16x20 inches or 18x24 inches)

Please contact Manifest Drawing Center coordinator, Adam Mysock at with any questions about the material list.

Level of Study: This class is designed for beginners and those who have minimal painting experience. However, those wishing to refresh their oil painting skills are also encouraged to register.

About the instructor:

Charlie Goering was born and raised in Fort Mitchell Kentucky where he grew up surrounded by the arts. With the lifelong goal of becoming an artist, his father, a classical guitarist, was an early example of a life in the arts. In 2004 Charlie began studying with Keith Klein at his studio in Florence, Kentucky. An early mentor, it was in Keith's studio that he found his love for painting and drawing. Charlie began exhibiting when he was young, first showing at the Duveneck Memorial Art Show in 2009. He participated in the Duveneck Show for four years and continued to take classes with Keith until starting college in 2011. While in high school Goering was awarded scholarship to the Governors School for the Arts in 2010 which resulted in a show at the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Covington, Kentucky that same year.

Goering attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati for two years before transferring to the Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) in 2013. He was awarded a merit scholarship to attend the Academy as well as a Helms Trust Purchase Award during his studies. Goering also received a Merit Scholarship to attend LCAD, as well as a scholarship to study for the summer of 2014 in Florence Italy at the Florence Academy of Art. He remained in Florence after his scholarship to continue his studies for a semester. In 2016 Charlie finished his degree at LCAD and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Drawing and Painting. Since graduating Charlie has continued to paint and exhibit. He was recently awarded a grant from The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation to continue working and developing his paintings.

Charlie became one of two new Artists in Residence at Manifest in July 2017. Previously his work had been featured in a number of highly competitive international exhibits at Manifest. Most recently he was invited by Arcadia Contemporary in Culver City, California to exhibit in a group show in August of 2017.

LOCATION: Unless otherwise specified, all courses are hosted at Manifest's Drawing Center Studios in Madisonville at 4905 Whetsel Avenue (second floor) (see map and direction links below). Manifest's studio facility provides two classrooms, a darkroom, and a processing room all totalling nearly 4000 square-feet. The studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.


Map to Studio    |   Studio Calendar    |   Darkroom Calendar

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Manifest's 14th season is funded in part by an impact grant
from ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, and the generous contributions
of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.

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