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January 29, 2013 > Progressive Oil Painting Classes

Progressive Oil Painting Classes

Submitted By Sachie Johns

Award-winning artist/illustrator Christopher Walsh, noted for outstanding detail, will reveal his trade secrets to create fabulous paintings on Thursdays starting February 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Fremont Art Centre/Gallery in Niles-Fremont.

The classes will consist of hands-on learning that is clear, concise, and fun. There will be painting outdoors, weather permitting. At the end of these progressive painting classes, you will complete a painting you can be proud of. The fee is $35 per session. Bring your basic oil painting supplies, including a canvas. A list of optional art supplies will be provided to those who register.

Feb. 7 & 21: Still life using live props for beginners. A tour of his studio is included in this first class. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Feb. 14 & 28: Landscape/Seascape for advanced painters. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Christopher J. Walsh began painting at a young age. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, he came to California after graduating high school and attended junior college studying commercial art while oil painting on the side. After working as a technical illustrator in the aerospace industry and designing "part identifier manuals" for semi-conductor industries, he quickly gained a reputation for outstanding detail, a trait that is evident in his paintings. An award-winning artist with "Best of Show" earnings to his credit, his subjects are technically inspired: nautical, architecture, aviation, and automotive portrayals. His art works are now being exhibited in multiple of galleries throughout the Bay Area. A resident of Niles, Walsh is an on-site artist at the Smith's Cottage Thomas Kinkade signature gallery in Niles. To view the artist's works, visit: or tour the Smith's Cottage Gallery.

To register, please call the FAA Centre/Gallery at (510) 792-0905 or visit For questions regarding supplies and others, contact Christopher Walsh at (510) 402-9220 or e-mail

Progressive Oil Painting Classes
Thursdays in February
Thursdays: Feb. 7 & 21 for beginners
Thursdays: Feb. 14 & 28 for advanced
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Fremont Art Centre/Gallery
37697 Niles Blvd., Fremont
(510) 792-0905
Fee: $35 per session

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