Painting Studio

Enjoy your evening hours in a creative studio environment devoted to learning, discussion and much painting. Do you have painting experience already? Then bring your supplies and be ready to paint. Never painted before, but want to learn? At the first class you’ll learn what materials you’ll need and you’ll be guided on how to plan your painted image. By the end of these ten sessions you’ll be thinking and painting like a true artist and you’ll have a painting or two to prove it. Subject matter will be mostly still life, but artists wishing to work from photos, abstractly, or from their imaginations are welcome.

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 will you learn in this class?

  • Improvement in awareness of formal qualities and how to handle them

  • Discovering the intention of distortions

  • Learning when to stop

  • Growing awareness and acceptance of student’s own way of seeing

Required supplies for acrylic painters:

  • A container for water*

  • Disposable palette*

  • A palette knife*

  • A roll of paper towels

  • Either canvas, canvas board, or canvas paper*

  • Brushes: #10 or #12 flat bristle, #8 flat bristle, #4 round bristle, and a #2 or #4 nylon bristle round*

  • Suggested color palette: Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue, Cadmium Red Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Permanent Green Deep, Ivory Black, Titanium White, Ultramarine, Yellow Ochre*

Required supplies for oil painters:

  • A metal palette cup (double)*

  • Turpenoid*

  • Linseed oil*

  • Either canvas, canvas board, or canvas paper*

  • Disposable palette*

  • A palette knife*

  • A roll of paper towels

  • Brushes: #10 or #12 flat bristle, #8 flat bristle, #4 round bristle, and a #2 or #4 nylon bristle round*

  • Suggested color palette: Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, French Ultramarine, Ivory Black, Permanent Green Light, Titanium White, Viridian Hue, 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.