Intro to Oil Painting Workshop | Botanical Still Lifes


Join local artist and art educator Jae-Eun Pilsbury for an introductory workshop exploring the basics of oil painting through botanical still lifes. The class will cover all the basics of oil painting including preparation of materials, basic use of tools, and methods of mixing and applying oil paint to a canvas. This workshop will be hands on and students will be able to create and take home their own original oil painting. It will be a small class, limited to 10 participants with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions. During the workshop students will be working from life as well as gaining inspiration from our exhibit Maine Flora: Three Views, a three person show featuring Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, and Julia Einstein. (More info:

This workshop requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, March 4.


  • Ages 15 and up.
  • All materials included.
  • Tuition: Members $40 / Non members $55
  • No prior experience necessary. Beginners welcome.
  • Maximum students: 10


About the instructor: My name is Jae-Eun Pilsbury and I have been an oil painter for over 20 years and also teach elementary art. My artwork tells a story and expresses a feeling whether it’s confusion, anger or elation. I want to create an emotional impact through the use of movement, figures, and especially colors. My work is surreal, abstract and expressive. And represents a huge part of my Korean heritage.

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists, and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. 

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members. 2020 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe. Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.



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