Courses & Workshops

Special Topics in Art: Palette Knife Painting


Learn how to use a palette knife as a painting tool to achieve expressive mark-making with heavy paint application. Explore the method of impasto to apply layers of paint and create paintings with thick, textured surface and visible strokes. Through a series of guided projects, you’ll be introduced to various palette knife techniques as you produce studies from observation and copy a few paintings to learn from one of the old masters. Depending on your preference, we will work to create landscape, floral, or semi-abstract paintings. Open to artists of all levels.

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  • SP2: May 8 - Jun 26, 2020

    Open to registration until May 8, 2020. Registering at least one week before the deadline is recommended as this class may fill up or be cancelled due to low enrolment.

    $295 - Add to Cart

    Format & Location

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    Location TBA

    Class Schedule

    May 8
    Fri 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

    May 22 - Jun 26
    Fri 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM


    Izabella Orzelski

    Class Notes

    Please bring to first class: Canvas: 16x20 or smaller, a jar of acrylic gel (250 ml, regular, gloss), palette knife - diamond shape 1.5"-2", tempera powder (white), pencil, eraser, and a plastic container w/lid (250 ml, to mix paste & store it for later use). Rest of supplies will be discussed in the first class.