Painting Studio (Session One)

This unique class is led by our revered instructor, Louise Clement-Hoff, who has taught at Fleisher for over fifty years. Louise was honored by Fleisher’s Founder’s Award in 2015, in recognition of her profound contributions to art education, making the serious study of painting accessible to hundreds of parents and families.

The class focuses on the art of oil painting from still life and gives students the opportunity to improve their skills with plenty of individual feedback from Louise. The topics covered in the class are composition, color mixing, paint application, and the discovery of form. Students should be prepared for a structured process and rigorous approach. Painting experience is recommended for this class, and new students should expect a warm community of devoted long-time students..

What you will learn:

  • The use of a process for the development of an idea.

  • The creative function of a viewfinder as visual aide for the discovery of purpose.

  • Selecting a medium.

  • Understanding usage of color, warm and cool aspects, tone, tints, and saturated color, blending color, wet and dry color.

  • Recognizing execution to acquire harmony and unity.

Supplies for the first class:

  • Sketchbook (medium sized or 11” x 14” suggested)

  • Sharpie – twin points, fine point

Additional supplies, to be discussed at the first class:

  • Paper painting palette

  • Turpentine – ultra fine

  • Linseed oil

  • Palette knife

  • Brushes: hog hair – two #4, two #6 and one #8

  • Two cotton rags

  • Two small jars with lids

  • Canvas (stretched) – 18×22”* or 24×36”

  • Paint: Titanium White, Vandyke Brown, Magenta, Viridian Green, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red, Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black.

  • Acrylic for lean under-paining: yellow ochre, burnt sienna, raw umber, white