Molly Sims | Art Instructor


Instructor:Molly Sims

Contact: (443)340-0032

     A little about me. I've been oil painting for 25 years and teaching art for 15. I love teaching art classes, sharing techniques and being a part of your artistic journey. This will be a self paced class where you will be working on individual projects that you've decided to paint. Some important things we will be working on are, treatment of edges, texture, values, depth, adding atmosphere, color in lights and shadow area, scumbling, blending, etc. 

 Artfully yours, Molly 


Oil Painting with Molly Sims: Thursdays
Thursdays, 1-4pm   $25.00 per session




Painting Wildlife in oil with artist Molly Sims
May 9th 10th and 11th Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10am to 5pm

Cost for 3-day workshop $220 located at Spokane Art Supply
Payment due April 25th
For more information and to register please contact Molly at or


Workshop Description: Come paint wildlife with Molly using classical oil painting techniques at this three-day workshop. We will be working on painting an elk together in the landscape. Reference photo will be provided closer
to the date.

Molly will be giving step by step instruction and demonstrations on how she starts the painting, the block in phase, treatment of edges, creating fur and texture, painting the eyes, blending, glazing, measuring etc. We will also be spending time mixing paint and talking about values, color relationships and using complimentary colors in our paintings. Learn painting techniques that can complement any painting style. Individual and group instruction
will be given during the workshop. Basic knowledge of oil painting is helpful.

Oil Paint Titanium white, Cadmium yellow light, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium red light, Alizarin crimson, Ultramarine blue, Thalo Blue, Sap green, Burnt sienna or Terra rosa, raw umber and Ivory black. Artist grade paint works best, M.Graham is my favorite and gamblin 1980 is the best student grade affordable brand.

Palette- Wood or plastic is fine, something that’s big enough for mixing your paint colors, 9x12 or larger.

Painting surface- Stretched Canvas, primed Masonite, or Hardboard. I like linen mounted to board.

Paper towels or rags- I love viva paper towels or shop towels and old cotton t-shirts.

Brushes- Bring any you have. A small round brush for details. Larger bristle flats in sizes 4, 6 or 8 and 10 would be a good start. One soft blending brush sable or synthetic, about size 6, a small round brush size #0 for detail.

Painting Medium- Liquin is a medium for thinning oil colors and speeds drying time. You can also use linseed oil or walnut alkyd medium which helps in glazing and fine detail.

Odorless turpenoid- It can be used for painting and cleanup. Gamsol is another good product for cleanup. Also, ajar with lid to keep it covered when not in use.
No regular turpentine is allowed in the room – It’s toxic.

Pencils and paper or sketchpad- You will need this to draw out your composition.Table easel- Optional This works well to use when sitting at a table to paint. I do have a few extra easels available.