Oil Painting with Didem Kokturk
March 2 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oil Painting for Beginners with Didem Kokturk (ages 18+)
Would you like to learn how to paint in oils? This course will teach you the fundamentals of oil painting in a friendly, easy to understand, step-by-step approach. You’ll learn about materials, set-up, color mixing, paint application, composition and more. I’ll guide you through completing a beautiful painting in class and you’ll leave with the knowledge to paint on your own.
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Number of classes: 1 day workshop
Experience level: beginner, adult (18+)
Tuition: regular price $85 / member price $65
Instructor: Didem Kokturk
Materials: All materials will be provided but the instructor may provide a list of suggested items if you have them.
About the instructor: Didem Kokturk is an oil painter who sees every painting as an opportunity to push through the fears that prevent so many of us from honoring our creative instincts. Self-taught, Didem has only recently begun dedicating herself more fully to the exploration of the art that has captured her imagination. Although she has always been aware of her creative instincts, she suppressed these inclinations and redirected her energies toward her passion for science and medicine. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree from Seton Hall University and her Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry. After almost two decades in successful clinical practice she began to slowly explore visual arts more purposefully, eventually falling in love with the medium of oil painting. In 2017 she took a leap of faith and left her practice in order to study and spend more time painting.