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 available through the fall and winter months and 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.

PLEASE NOTE: FACE MASKS REQUIRED

Location: Richard’s West Park Art Studio

Instructors: Mary Haugstad, Joan Mullen, Zauna Synnott

Fall Session: September 8 – November 20, 2020

Winter Session: January 12 – April 8, 2021

Lesson Days & Times / Activity Code 

  • Monday, 6:30pm – 9pm | 124234-02
  • Tuesday, 9:30am – 12pm | 124234-04
  • Wednesday, 9:30am – 12pm | 124234-06
  • Wednesday, 12:30pm – 3pm | 124234-08
  • Thursday, 9:30am – 12pm | 124234-10
  • Thursday, 6:30pm – 9pm | 124234-12

Lesson Fees: $50

Pre-registration required.

Contact Information

Mary Haugstad
p: 701.740.5585

Joan Mullen
p: 218.779.3200

Zauna Synnott
p: 701.317.2101

How to Register
Register Online >

Oil Painting Supply List

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. Raw Umber
  5. Cadmium Red Light
  6. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  7. Cobalt Blue
  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. Burnt Umber
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Orange
  4. Cerulean Blue Hue
  5. Ivory Black
  6. Sap Green
  7. Veridian Green
  8. Hookers Green
  9. Cobalt Turquois
  10. Thalo Red Rose