PIQUA — Those with an interest in oil paintings and learning more about oil painting techniques will not have to go far this October.
Artist Steven Walker will be doing an oil painting demonstration at Edison Community College on Oct. 12 from 7-9 p.m.
“It’s a free opportunity to see one of the painters in Ohio at work,” Jordan Knepper, executive director of the Piqua Arts Council, said about the demonstration. “He should be able to complete an entire painting in that amount of time. You’ll see it from start to finish.”
The demonstration has no charge and is open to the public. There will be signs up at Edison Community College telling people where to go.
Walker will also be sticking around Piqua to do an oil painting workshop. The workshop will be from Oct. 13-16. Each evening, the workshop will last from 4-9 p.m.
The cost to take part in the workshop will be $200 for members of the Piqua Arts Council and $220 for non-members.
The painting workshops happen in the spring and the fall, Knepper said. In the spring, they focus on watercolor. In the fall, they focus on oil and acrylics.
Christopher Leeper of the Ohio Watercolor Society recently did a demonstration and workshop this past spring.
“He is a nationally known artist,” Knepper said.
The Piqua Arts Council has Antonio Masi signed up for spring 2016.
“His paintings sell for roughly $50,000,” Knepper said.
The Piqua Arts Council encourages residents to take advantage of the upcoming Steven Walker oil painting demonstration.
To sign up for the upcoming workshop, visit the Piqua Arts Council webpage at www.piquaartscouncil.org.
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