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Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

Have you always wanted to paint but didn’t know how to start? Here is an opportunity to learn through a series of classes that will teach perspective, color mixing and composition and will feature oil painting with a palette knife instead of a brush.

Oil Painting For Seniors is a series of classes taught by accomplished local artist Jane Swanson. The four-session beginner series includes:

1. Learn how to paint the sky, trees and grass. This includes color mixing.

2. A still water pond with reflections on the water.

3. A barn scene that will teach drawing perspective.

4. Flowers or boats.

After these four sessions participants will be able to paint from their own photos.

The classes will be held at the Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road in Sandwich, on Tuesdays, from noon to 3 p.m., beginning April 30.

The senior rate for these classes is $12 for each session and includes $2 that will be donated to Fox Valley Older Adult Services.

To register for the classes and to obtain the list of supplies needed, call Dee Leffler at 815-786-9404.

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