The Essentials of Oil Painting

Ages 14 and older, Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

$85 for non-members per 6-week session
$76.50 for members per 6-week session

Interested, REGISTER HERE!

Course Description:

Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint?  This class is for you with its introduction to color theory, paint mixing and painting techniques. Participants will learn the essential techniques of oil painting through direct observation.  Exercises and handouts will help to teach participants how to compose a painting, emphasize a focal point and create a mood. 

Recommended for ages 14 and older. There will be a maximum of 8 students per class which allows for lots of individual attention. 

Classes will take place on Wednesdays  for 6-week sessions from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in  the art room at ArtsConnect Springfield Township Arts Center, 9158 Winton Rd, Building A, behind the fire station.

No class on November 25 due to Thanksgiving break.

Class Supply List:  Participants will be asked to bring their own supplies. 
Download Supply List Here


Minimum: 5 students     Maximum: 8 students


Adult painting class
The Essentials of Oil Painting Session Dates  Day and Times Non-member / Member Fee   Register
                      Session 4 7/15 - 8/19/2020 WED  6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85.00 / $76.50 Register Here
                      Session 5 9/9 - 10/14/2020 WED  6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85.00 / $76.50 Register Here
                      Session 6 11/4 - 12/16/2020 WED  6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85.00 / $76.50 Register Here

Having trouble registering online?  Call Lisa Zupon - (513) 728-4266. Lisa can register you over the phone.

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Meet our Instructor: Charlie Berger

Charlie Berger is a professional artist and sculptor with more than 35 years of teaching experience, most recently as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Design at DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. Charlie holds a B.A. in Art from Dickinson College and a M.F.A. from the School of Art in the College of DAAP at the University of Cincinnati.  He is an energetic and articulate educator with significant and in-depth teaching, teacher training, and management experience.  Charlie has developed curricula, courses, and written and edited books and articles for techniques, materials, and artistic methods.  He holds classes at multiple locations in Cincinnati.  His greatest pleasure comes from helping adults and younger artists develop creativity and significant skills in drawing and painting. Charlie is teaching the ArtsConnect Drawing Class on Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and the ArtsConnect Painting Class on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

A minimum of four students must be enrolled for the session prior to the stated deadline for the class to take place (maximum 12 students). The Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center follows Finneytown School District inclement weather closings. To verify closings, call 513-522-2108.

Due to costs incurred in planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the Arts Council cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student. Refunds will be made by check, not to a credit card. To notify us of a cancellation, please send an email to

Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-2108

Contact Us

  1. ArtsConnect™ 

    (513) 522-2108

    Springfield Township
    Community Arts Center
    9158 Winton Road
    Building A
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director  

    Lisa Zupon
    Education Director