Learning with Mireille Duchesne

My approach with my students is to teach the fundamentals in painting with oil and acrylic as well as drawing with pastel; to learn about composition, dark and light, colors, brushstrokes.
With that fundamental base, I give my  students the freedom to explore mediums, subject matters and styles while guiding them to where they would like to go.
Beneath the art centers below, you will find general supply lists for my classes. The supplies can be purchased in Jerry's Artarama, Cheap Joe, Blick, Utrecht, ect...

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The Katonah Art Center

At the Katonah art center, located in Mount Kisco, I teach oils, acrylics and pastels allowing students to explore the mediums and subjects of their choice. Though held in a class setting, students receive guidance and instruction tailored to their individual needs.

40-2 Radio Circle Drive,
Mt Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 232-4843

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Railyard Arts Studios

At the Railyard Art Studios, located in Croton Falls, I teach drawing with soft pastels. This class is for all levels from beginner to advanced students. Each student can choose their own subject matter and will receive instruction tailored to their own needs and objectives.

621 NY-22, Croton Falls,
NY 10519
(914) 617-8541

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Photo of various oil paint tubes

Oil or Acrylic Supply List

Below is a basic list of supplies.

  • cadmium yellow light
  • cadmium red light
  • alizarin crimson
  • ultramarine blue
  • cobalt blue
  • manganese blue or phthalo blue
  • burn sienna
  • titanium white
  • ivory black
  • raw umber
  • Filbert bristle brush: number 2, 6, 8, 10, 14 or 16
  • Canvas
  • Turpenoid  to clean the brushes  and soap
  • Rags or paper towel
Photo of scattered pastels

Dry Pastel Supply List

Below is a basic list of supplies. If you are a beginner I recommend buying a box of assorted colors.