SOLD OUT Intro to Oil Painting - 5/3

Introduction to oil painting with local artist, Kayla DeVito


$150.00 per person


3h 30min

About this experience

A portion of your seat price will go toward the cost for an underserved adult or teen in our own community to take a free painting class. The remainder of the cost, and the studio/personal time, is donated by Amidst the Alders. We thank you for your contribution to help another person in need find peace through painting, at absolutely no charge to them.



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.

This is a small class with limited seats. 

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.



Due to the high-demand for these classes, we do not allow cancellations. We do, however, allow ONE date change per person with no repercussion, so long as we have a space on a new date available for you and you inquire at least two days in advance. You will receive two email reminders leading up to the event: one the week of, and one the day before. We must hear from you at least 2 days in advance to quality for our cancellation policy. There is also a fee to change class dates. Please see our "Painting Class Transfer" listing to change class dates.


We will not and do not issue any amount of refund for no-shows, nor can we accommodate you in another class (because they're nearly always at capacity.) You will receive two email reminders leading up to the event: one the week of, and one the day before. Should you encounter an emergency and are unable to attend, please email as soon as you're able to. Otherwise, you can book a private 1:1 class and we'll put your missed class amount toward the total, or you can pay for another class entirely. We are unable to accommodate no-shows because the class-specific supplies have already been purchased and set up (and therefore wasted) when you don't show up for class.

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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.