John Schisler to teach oil painting class April 5, 12 and 19

"Ruby Red," oil by John Schisler.
March 11, 2014

John Schisler will lead a class, Oil Painting - Classical Realism, from 10 a.m. to noon on three successive Saturdays, April 5, 12 and 19, at Gallery One in Ocean View. Students will develop skills in basic oil painting using form and color to create compositions from still-life setups. Students will learn the techniques of the Dutch Masters through the use of Maroger Medium, a medium Jacques Maroger formulated that is believed to be the same that Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt and Jan Van Eyck used to obtain qualities of color, shadow and brilliance.

Schisler is a native of Baltimore, Md., where, at the age of 17, he began painting with the Maroger Medium at the Conrad Miller studio under Nancy Lee Conrad and Melvin Miller. His style is classical realism and he makes the black oil that is used to make the medium, the oil paints and the mastic varnish. In early 2011, Schisler began to pursue a full-time career in art, now painting, exhibiting, and teaching from his studio in Georgetown.

The cost of all three sessions is $80. Further information about the class can be found at or by calling the gallery at 302-537-5055.

Gallery One is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 32 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean View.

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