Alla Prima, Plein Air & Open Studio Painting Classes


Kennesaw State University

KSU Center
3333 Busbee Drive NW


The Art Place

The Art Place Marietta
330 Sandy Plains  Rd.


Chastain Arts Center

Chastain Arts Center & Gallery
135 Chastain Park Ave NW


6 Friday Semi-Private Sessions for $220

March 22,29 & April 5,12,19,26

Mornings: 9:30am–12:30pm and/or

Afternoons 1:30pm–4:30pm

3/22 & 4/12 Roswell Riverwalk (2 weeks),
3/29 Mabry Park/Farm,
4/5 & 4/26 Canton Street(2 weeks),
4/12 Roswell Mill

Contact to reserve.

Private Lessons

Ed Cahill offers 3 hour Plein Air private sessions. Please contact to schedule.

Ed Cahill Painting Workshops paint box

General Supply List

All supplies are available at Blicks in Marietta or others in store or online.

Oil Paint Brands:
I recommend Utrecht, alternatives are Gamblin, Winsor Newton, Old Holland, Michael Harding. No studio brands—Example: Winton, Gamblin 1980, Blick Studio brand.

Titanium White
Ultramarine Blue—no hues
Cadmium Yellow Light or Lemon—no hues
Cadmium Red no hues
Alizarin Crimson—no hues

Optional colors (not required)
Cerulean blue, Ocher
Viridian or Pthalo Green

Brushes: (Various, but these are essential)
Brands : Utrecht Tuscany, Grumbacher, Princeton, Gainesboro, etc
#14 (1 inch wide) Hogs Hair Flat or an Egbert
#12 ( half inch wide) Synthetic Flat
#6 Flat or Filbert
Liner or small brush

For initial drawing:

Vine Charcoal—Medium
Paper Towels —Complete roll or painters rags
View Finder—View Catcher or similar

2-4 Oil or Gesso Primed Canvas (or linen) Boards
either— 9 x 12”, 12 x 12, 12 x 16”, 8 x16″ or a mix

Jerry’s OP Deluxe Centurion is my recommendation

Odorless mineral spirits, Gamsol or other brand

Small cup for cleaning —No regular mineral spirits or turpentine.

French Easel or Half Easel or Pochade Box w/Tripod
Brands: Jullian French easel, Judsen’s boxes, Open Box M,
Many others online, (Check that the size will match your boards)

Below are links to the vendors I use: