Painting in Oils or Acrylics


with Susan Gray Be

Intermediate to Advanced

Learn to balance contrasting color, texture, pattern, tonal relationships and form while building confidence using personal brushwork. Use of warm and cool colors, wet-into-wet blending, glazing, perspective and palette organization provide the knowledge base for the beginner as well as the advanced. Subjects will include still-life, landscape and a portrait. Continuing students welcome.

MONDAYS 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

MAR 20 to MAY 15 (8 wks) *no class April 17


Registration begins at 9 am on Feb 7. Register on or before Feb 21 and receive 10% off your class fee.

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Susan Gray Bé

Susan Gray Bé has taught Oil & Acrylic Painting at BAYarts since 2010. She has a MA. in Painting from the State University of New York at Albany, a Certificate of Completion from the National Academy of Design, and has taken summer courses at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Vermont while in college. Susan received an BA. from Hamilton College in 1980, majoring in Art & a minoring in Psychology. Alongside teaching at BAYarts, she teaches drawing and painting to adults at the Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Cleveland Museum of Art (since 1997).


Blick Professional Oil or Acrylic kit which includes a disposable palette, paint, three brushes, & a palette knife

*Please feel free to bring your existing paints.  

4 Filbert brushes: 2 #4 & 2#6

2 Sable or synthetic brushes: one round, #1, one filbert, #4,(sables work best for Oil/ synthetics work best for Acrylic).

1 quart of Gamsol, mineral spirits, to be used in two ways:  to clean brushes & as a medium while underpainting in oil.

1 quart of Stand Oil which is an artist's quality heavy linseed oil, to be mixed with Gamsol, 1/2 & 1/2 and used as an oil medium.

3 or 4 prestretched Canvases - your personal preferences: 12" x 12" squares and/or 16" x 20" rectangles.  You may also work on wood panel or larger if you wish.

1 pad of Smooth Bristol, 14: x 20",  to be used for preliminary drawings and painting on paper.

1 packet of extra soft vine charcoal

1 French Stump, pointed on both sides

2 Kneaded Erasers

Paper Towels/Rags

2 quart size glass jars with lids to collect and properly dispose of dirty solvent or to use for the water needed as a medium when painting in acrylic.

6 baby food or mustard jars to contain Gamsol & Oil based medium.

Several plastic grocery bags to collect garbage at the end of each class.

A portable easel.  * BAYarts, to my knowledge, has four metal easels.

Additional Suggestions for painting at Huntington Beach or on the grounds near the Fuller Studio: (does not apply to winter classes)

Camera/ ziplock bags/ tape/ drop cloth/ Coleman camp stool/ Hat/ umbrella/ rolling cart/ cold bottled water.






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Registration: Students are not registered until tuition is paid and all forms are completed. When registering for classes on paper, rather than online, a completed registration form and health release form must be completed.

Refunds: If a student is unable to attend a course and they inform BAYarts Registrar 7 days prior to the start of the class, a full refund or class credit will be given. If the Registrar is notified less than 7 days and more than 2 days before the start of class, a class credit will be given minus a processing fee. (Processing Fee = 25% of the tuition paid for class) No refund if notified less than 2 days before the start of class or workshop.

Missed Classes: Fees are NOT refunded or pro-rated for missed classes.


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03.10.2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


03.18.2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


03.24.2017 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


04.07.2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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