Intro to Oil Painting - 4/23

Introduction to oil painting with local artist, Kayla DeVito


$125.00 per person



About this experience

In this class, we'll go over the very basics and beginnings of oil painting, from concept and perception, to basic color theory, use of mediums and solvents, techniques, safety precautions, introductions into the paints themselves/their capabilities, and much more.

Beginning to oil paint can be scary! There's so much to learn and it's all so overwhelming. After this class, you'll be able to walk away with confident knowledge of a centuries-old  tradition that can pave the way for endless creative possibilities.

We will be painting a 9x12 canvas using the reference image shown on this page.

This class is for beginners, or for those who need a refresh.


This class is taught by local artist and Amidst the Alders shop owner, Kayla DeVito. Kayla's husband, Matt, will also be lending a hand to aid in assistance or answer questions.

The small class is limited to only 10 students.

If you are interested in taking any of Kayla's other painting classes down the road, but don't have experience in oil painting, you must take this one first.

All necessary materials will be provided, as well as refreshments. Feel free to bring some snacks for yourself if you'd like.

At the end of every class, each student will receive a detailed supply list with an exclusive incredible discount from one of Kayla's favorite small (local!) businesses, Coastal Art Supply.

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Kayla DeVito has lived in South Carolina her whole life, and has called the Lowcountry home for 10 years. She has been a self-employed artist, in one sense or another, for 11 years now. Her work, ranging from photography to writing to design, has been featured in several notable national publications. Kayla is a self-taught oil painter, heavily inspired by her beautiful coastal surroundings. Her traditional techniques are coupled with nontraditional ones, paving the way for her unusually haunting style of "moody coastal" impressionist art. She sometimes draws heavily on darkness and light with high contrast, to depict life's delicate balance of relentlessness and mercy.