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Oil Painting with Derk Hansen

Below is a list of classes Derk has been offering at the school. 

Please check the calendar for this year's Classes.


"ART-VENTURES" oil painting with Derk Hansen

Whether you are a beginner or seasoned oil painter this drop in class is for you. During these classes you will learn to create a strong composition. Gain an understanding of perspective, painting procedure and powerful brush control. You will also learn how colors relate to the value scale, color harmony and basic color mixing procedure.

$45 per class, there is a $10.00 materials fee if you do not have your own supplies.

A supply list will be available upon registration.

En Plein Air - 2 classes

Derk Hansen is offering an introduction to painting a landscape with oil paints.

If you ever considered outdoor painting this might be a class for you.

You will be exploring the very basic of outdoor painting. We will work on the concept and execution of a loose painting to develop a basic understanding of how to approach a given scene. 

 We will supply you with:

  •  paints
  • painting surface
  • brushes 
  • other necessary items for this class. 

If you have your own painting kit please bring it. 

On the following class on Saturday July 29 we will go and paint on this location (Weather permitting) and put into practice what you learned in the Tuesday class. Click below to sign up!

Oil Painting -Beginner or Intermediate

Join renowned artist Derk Hansen to create this beautiful swan family in either oil or acrylic! 

The choice is yours! 

This is a great piece for beginner or intermediate artists. 

The class costs $45 and includes supplies.
Have you ever wanted to learn to paint with oils, but were afraid to try?
This is the class for you!

Derk Hansen's fun, helpful, energetic class is the place to learn some basics and build your confidence in creative expression while painting a beautiful swan.

Cost: $45.00
Registration: Call, come in or register here!
Location: Afton's Old School Art Studio
15888 34th St. S. Afton Minnesota 55001

Description: Painting is a fun and expressive outlet for your creative energy and learning in an environment that is helpful and encouraging is important to your future artistic endeavors.
Derk, an internationally known wildlife, landscape, and still-life artist will get you started in this versatile medium, helping you to feel more confident.

Supply List: Supplies will be provided for this introductory class.
If you prefer to bring your own supplies you will receive a $10 discount.

  • 11x14 Canvas
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Qt jar or can
  • non-odor brush cleaner
  • 1 # Wht Bristol Brush
  • 1 #00 Round brush
  • #4 Bristol flat
  • #8 Bristol flat
  • cadmium red medium
  • cadmium yellow light
  • cobalt blue
  • alizarin crimson
  • titanium white