Oil Painting

Need a creative outlet or a way to keep your hands busy? Try an oil painting class through the Grand Forks Park District. Courses are open to all skill levels. Pack up your paint brushes and register for lessons from the painting pros at Richard’s West Park’s Art Studio.

Location: Richard’s West Park Art Studio

Instructors: Mary Haugstad and Zauna Synnott


  • Summer Session: June 3, 2024 – July 24, 2024
    • Summer registration is now open.
  • Fall Session: September – December 2024 Dates and times TBD.
  • Winter Session: January – March 2025 Dates and times TBD.


Summer Lesson Days & Times 

  • Monday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm – 124234-02
  • Tuesday, 9:30am – 12:00pm – 124234-04
  • Wednesday, 9:30am – 12:00pm – 124234-06
  • Wednesday, 12:30pm – 3:00pm – 124234-08

Lesson Fees: $75.00

10 person limit per class.

Pre-registration required.

Contact Information

Mary Haugstad
p: 701.740.5585

Zauna Synnott
p: 701.317.2101

How to Register
Register Online >

Oil Painting Supply List

(This list also prints out on your receipt when you register.)

We recommend that you purchase good quality oil paints.

The inexpensive oil paints do not mix well and the color is not true.

Recommended Brands:

  • Grumbacher “Pre-Tested”
  • Gamblin
  • Winsor & Newton “Winton”

Starting Colors:

  1. Titanium white – Large Tube
  2. Alizarin Crimson
  3. Burnt Sienna
  4. Thalo Green
  5. Cadmium Red Light
  6. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  7. Burnt Umber
  8. Paynes Grey
  9. Yellow Ocre
  10. Ultramarine Blue

Other Supplies:

  1. Odorless Turpentine Substitute “Odorless Turpenoid”
  2. Refined Linseed Oil
  3. Palette Paper
  4. Palette Knife
  5. Brushes – First time Painters: The instructors will show you the different types and styles of brushes the first day and will make recommendations on the brushes that will be best for you.

Other Colors to Buy Later in the Session:

  1. Cobalt Blue
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Thalo Blue
  4. Raw Sienna
  5. Ivory Black
  6. Sap Green
  7. Thalo Yellow Green
  8. Cerulean Blue Hue
  9. Cobalt Turquois
  10. Thalo Red Rose
  11. Raw Umber