Fundamentals I


This is our introduction and foundation class for all new students to Braitman Studio. During this 12 week course, the student will be introduced to the methods and materials that will be used in oil painting.  Students will learn how to set-up a palette, mix colors, and draw from life. A still life painting and landscape painting will be completed along with one additional painting. Special emphasis will be placed on the painting process, such as starting with a thumbnail sketch, through the finished painting. This class will help students achieve understanding of materials and techniques required before advancing into the next Fundamentals course. 

You will be given a palette knife and a basic set of brushes at the first class.  Paints will be provided for the first 4 weeks.  You will need to get your own set of oil paints and painting medium for the remaining 8 weeks at an approximate cost of $70.  A supply list will be provided.

The kit includes the following:



Cadmium Lemon

Cadmium Yellow Deep

Cadmium Red Light


Ultramarine Blue

Pthalo Blue

Burnt Sienna

Permalba or Utrecht White

PALETTE KNIVES:  RGM Italian Plus Painting Knife #5

BRUSHES: Princeton

          Bright 12        

          Filbert 8

Bright 6


EXPO Markers

½ Sheets 18x24 Canvas Paper

Clear Plastic Sleeves

Liquin or Andy’s Medium

Stick-On Name Tags

andy braitman