Introduction to Oil Painting (W23)

Instructor: Harrison Halaska

This class focuses on learning about oil painting by painting still lifes. The class will cover composition, color temperature, paint application and technique, oil painting materials and practices, and the mood of the painting. The history of still life painting and historical and contemporary masters of the genre will also be covered. Click here for a materials list.



Harrison Halaska received his Masters of Fine Arts from the Laguna College of Art and Design in 2018. His focus has been painting still lifes, landscapes, and portraits from life. He is engaged by the uncovering and discovery of his environment through painting. His paintings have been in various exhibitions, including shows at George Billis Gallery, Huntington Library, Laguna Museum of Art, and the 2018 XL Catlin Art Prize exhibition. He has also taught at the California School of the Arts San Gabriel Valley high school for two years. Harrison is excited to begin making paintings of his girlfriend, dog, and the beautiful New England landscape.