Intuitive Concepts for Painting
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.
Both oil and acrylic painters welcome.
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 winter term assistance is Wednesday, November 23; Notifications will be sent by Wednesday, December 7.
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 you own language and ideas to critique your work.
Develop an effective use of vocabulary when discussing fine arts painting.
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)