Drawing & Oil Painting - Core Fundamentals of Fine Arts! - Part 1 | Grade 9-12

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What You Will Learn

Learn the core fundamentals of fine arts, crucial to improving upon your traditional drawing and painting skills. Students will study the fundamentals of the art covered entirely throughout the duration of the course: Value, Lighting, Color Theory, and Rendering. Highly recommended for painting/illustration majors. 

Keywords: drawing, painting, basics, fundamentals, value, lighting, color theory, rendering, illustration, oil painting



Design For 

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Pre-requisite: with basic digital art understanding



Course Overview

6 - 10



hours per class

Eastern Time


4:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST 

Pacific Time


1:00 - 3:00 p.m. PST

6 or 12 classes / meet once a week
Part 1:
1/4/2021, 1/11/2021, 1/25/2021,
2/1/2021, 2/8/2021, 2/15/2021
Part 2:
2/22/2021, 3/1/2021, 3/8/2021,
3/15/2021, 3/22/2021, 3/29/2021


This course page is for Part 1 (the first 6 lessons) registration.

If you are interested in Part 2 (the latter 6 lessons), please click here

We highly recommend taking both Part 1 and Part 2 courses for the best learning outcome!




Course Projects


*Prepare your own materials

  • Graphic Pencils: 6H to 6B

  • Oil Paints: Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Raw Umber

  • Oil Painting Kits

  • Charcoal

  • Brushes: Small Pointed Brushes, Big Flat Brushse

  • Palate Knife

  • Gamsol/ Turpenoid

  • Oil Paint Paper/ Canvas



Billy Lu

RISD, BFA in Illustration | Concept Artist, Illustrator

Raised in the Bay Area, Billy is a freelance concept artist who graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration class of 2018. He also has experience teaching animation, digital art, and traditional art to young adults and high school students. Starting from university Billy focused largely on digital art and has had experience working in the entertainment industry. This includes being involved in the artistic direction for multiple video games and movies through mobile, AR, and PC platforms. His passion comes from fantasy character
and environment designs inspired by the natural world.

Billy's Artworks