Intuitive Concepts for Painting (Tuesday)

Want to push your painting further? This class is for the intermediate painter with experience in drawing and oil or acrylic painting methods. It offers space to explore new directions, through exercises in both representational and abstract image making, explorations into visual intuition, and studies in formalism. Instruction will include individual and group critiques and demonstrations.

Students will gain an understanding of the appropriate use of acrylic paint and principles of composition and color theory. This course in Intuitive Painting focuses on exploring how paint and movement work together to create an original visual language that speaks to your own creative impulses.

Both oil and acrylic painters welcome.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for spring term assistance is Friday, March 10; Notifications will be sent by Monday, March 13.

What you will learn:

  • Explore the painting process through the use of traditional materials and techniques.

  • Apply representational and/or abstract interpretations and principles to your painting.

  • Develop your own language and ideas to critique your work.

  • Develop an effective use of vocabulary when discussing fine arts painting.

Required supplies:

  • Please bring the supplies that you prefer to work with. Some suggestions are:

  • Oil painters: professional quality paint such as Windsor Newton, Grumbacher, Golden in the following colors – titanium white (large tube), Mars black (smallest size), cadmium red medium, alizaran crimson, burnt sienna, raw umber, cadmium yellow light, cobalt blue, Prussian blue, chromium green (optional), violet or purple, yellow Ochre (optional)

  • Oil Medium: Gamsol or Turpanoid odorless mineral spirits, Damar Varnish (small), and linseed oil (small)

  • Acrylic painters: professional quality paints in the same colors as the oils above

  • Acrylic medium: matte polymer medium

  • Gessoed painting surface: Stretched canvas, wood panels or the student’s choice

  • Paint brushes (bring a variety of flat and round brushes in different sizes

  • 9×12 or 11×14 inch drawing pad (80 lb. paper) for sketching out ideas (optional)

  • Disposable palette paper, large

  • Jars with lids (at least three)

  • Rags (paper towels are supplied)

  • Masking tape

  • Palette knife

  • Drawing pencils

  • Vine charcoal