Introduction to Figure Painting

As an introduction to the fundamentals of painting the figure, this class encourages careful and deliberate study of value and color in flesh painting. You will explore limited palette and develop skills for simplifying complex forms. Working from the model you will begin with small color/value sketches in oil.

Participants must have a valid Fleisher membership. Please note that our tuition-free classes for adults fill very quickly. If you are considering purchasing a membership in order to register for a tuition-free class, please click “register” to check whether or not the class is full prior to your purchase.

Due to Fleisher’s Founder’s Award Celebration no evening classes will be held on Wednesday, June 7. Those classes will be made up on Wednesday, June 14.

What you will learn in this class:

  • Surface preparation

  • Under painting

  • Application of paint

  • Composition

Required supplies:

  • 18×24 inch stretched canvas*

  • Natural bristle oil brushes (flat #2, #4, #6, and #8)*

  • Turpenoid*

  • Oil paints: Burnt Sienna, Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue*

  • Additional paints (for later in the semester):Cadmium Green, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red (Dark, Medium), Cadmium Yellow, Cobalt Violet, Yellow Ochre*

Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10 percent discount on art supply purchases.