Oil Painting

Instructor: Maria Malatesta

4/2/2022 - 4/3/2022

Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Tuition: $225 non-credit only; 10% discount available for alumni, seniors, and educators



To register, please use the registration link below




For questions, please call Academic Affairs at 978-921-4242 ext 1602 or email ce@montserrat.edu



This class will begin with an introduction to the materials of painting, including supports, brushes, mediums and qualities of paint. Students will practice color mixing, value scales and learn different ways of applying paint. With still life as our subject, we will explore composition, color relationships and light. This class includes demonstrations and looking at various artist's work. Although open to all levels, some drawing experience would be helpful.

Traditional or Water Soluble Oil Paint are fine!


Stretched canvas or Wood Panels 4 11 x 14 or larger


Oil Paints, Traditional or Water Soluble
Large tube of Titanium White
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Siena
Hansa Yellow
Cadmium Yellow light (optional)
Cadmium Red light (optional)
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine Blue
Prussian Blue
Permanent Green light

Disposable Palette
Palette knife
Assortment of Brushes I like Princeton. Flats and Filberts.
Paper Towels or Rags Bounty preferred!
Turpenoid or Gamsol (for oil paint)
Containers for solvents or water

Following the guidance provided by the American College Health Association (ACHA) and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM), Montserrat College of Art is requiring the Covid-19 vaccinations for all students studying on-campus for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please send proof of vaccination to sheryl.max@montserrat.edu in our Health Office.
For a medical exemption from the COVID vaccine, the Health Office requires documentation from a healthcare provider, in addition to completion of a medical exemption form. For a religious exemption to be considered, completion of an exemption form is required. Exemption forms can be found here and should be sent to sheryl.max@montserrat.edu when completed.

About Maria

Maria teaches Mixed Media and Oil Painting at Montserrat College of Art and has taught international programs in Tortola, BVI and Umbria, Italy. She also teaches privately in her studio.


In 2015 Maria had a solo show at Montserrat College of Art. Other solo and two person shows include Porter Mill Gallery in Beverly, Chameleon Gallery in Newburyport, Mingo Gallery in Beverly, Main Street Gallery in Winters, CA and Pagus Gallery in Pennsylvania. Her work has been shown in many group shows in the Boston area and the North Shore. She works in her studio is in the South End of Boston.


Maria received the Diploma and Fifth Year Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Bachelor of Science from Lesley College, Cambridge MA. She has attended numerous residencies and workshops which include working with Timothy Hawkesworth, Art New England and SMFA programs in Venice, Italy. She has twice received a grant to the Vermont Studio Center.


Montserrat College of Art
Room #203
23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915

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