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Lorena Smalley

The Edmonton Public Library has provided access to an amazing website filled with online art classes!  We went through the classes and have pulled together a list of art classes we think you might enjoy!

Step 1: Visit the website for Creative Bug – https://bit.ly/2V0d3UD

Step 2: Sign up for a membership for free!  Simply enter your LIBRARY CARD and a PIN number. Don’t have your LIBRARY CARD? Click here to register.

Step 3: Now you have a membership!

  • Click on one of the links below OR
  • click on their website button SEE LATEST CLASSES HERE and you can see all the classes they are offering!


Class level: Beginner – Oil Painting 101

Oil painter, Erika Lee Sears, creates an original piece of art every day. She breaks down the age-old tradition of oil painting and makes it easy and accessible, from mixing colors to playing with shadows and light, to the final varnish. Whether you’re a curious beginner or seasoned painter, there will be tips and tricks in this crash course for everyone.

Learn how to:
  • Work with a limited color palette
  • Mix color and make a color wheel
  • Mix the perfect “black”
  • Make a loose sketch for painting
  • Work with oil paint and mineral spirits
  • Clean your brushes
  • Create shadows and light
  • Prepare a wooden panel for painting
  • Varnish a painting

What you’ll get

  • Easy-to-follow class by instructor and artist Erika Lee Sears on foundational oil painting skills
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Step-by-step instruction and a detaileid supply list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Click here to join the class.

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