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Live from the Studio: Oil Painting with Telvin Wallace

This free two-session webinar on Saturday, February 20 and 27, is part of the NCMA-sponsored Live from the Studio series where teens are invited to learn new mediums and gain inspiration from working artists in real time!

Join North Carolina artist Telvin Wallace from his studio at the prestigious New York Academy of Art. Follow along as he demonstrates how to use a limited palette of oil colors to sketch out a portrait from start to finish.

If they wish, teen participants may purchase the following materials in order to paint at home:

• Gamsol odorless mineral spirits

• Linseed oil

• Ivory black oil color

• Titanium white oil color

• Transparent red oxide oil color

• 8 × 10 in. canvas or panel

• Assorted brushes (their preference)

• Palette & palette knife

• Paper towels

About the instructor

Telvin Wallace is a printmaker and painter whose work focuses on mental health and the human condition. He is a recent graduate of North Carolina Central University and is currently a first-year MFA painting student at the New York Academy of Art. His psychologically charged work brings viewers face-to-face with contentious culture while proclaiming the resilience of the human spirit.

Wallace has said, “One of the things that saved me was how accessible the museums were in the RDU area, such as the NCCU Art Museum, the Nasher Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Museum, and the Ackland Museum.”

He has exhibited his work at the City of Raleigh’s Block Gallery and the Durham Arts Council. He was the recipient of the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant in 2019–20. His work is in the permanent collections of North Carolina Central University and the City of Raleigh.


Feb 20, 2021


1:30 PM


Free; registration required
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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