Upcoming Events

Knife Painting with Acrylics

The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts 19805 W. Capitol Drive Brookfield, WI

Tuesdays June 5-26, 6-8pm

Knife painting allows the artist to loosen up and achieve a more impressionistic look, using thick creamy paint to create vibrant, colorful surfaces. Working from photo and life, students will learn how to handle painting knives in order to achieve unique texture and an impasto surface on their paintings with acrylics. The class will cover techniques in knife manipulation as well as direct painting methods and color observation.


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The Modern Landscape

Redline Milwaukee

My painting- Warm Sky, was juried into this exhibition.

Celebrating contemporary perspectives of landscape artwork
A Juried Group Exhibition

Exhibition runtime: June 7  –  July 6, 2018 (Opening reception June 7th, 6-9pm)

The Modern Landscape exhibition at RedLine Milwaukee is dedicated to the furtherance of artists whose perception of landscapes are innovative, captivating and display expert execution of the concept. Over the course of history landscape paintings have developed from capturing mountain scenes, gently rolling hills, and still water garden ponds to cityscapes and views of urban areas, even venturing further into the abstract. One thing that remains true is that landscapes are one of the most desired genres among art collectors.  By giving artists the freedom to determine what defines a landscape, this exhibition will explore and go beyond the boundaries of the traditional landscape, giving viewers a glimpse the state of contemporary landscape painting in the early 21st century.

Exploring Color Mixing with Acrylics

The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield WI

Tuesdays, July 3-24, 6-8pm

One of the hardest parts of painting is developing an intuitive understanding of color and how it will mix. This class will start with the basics of the color wheel. Through exercises students will be taught the properties of color and color mixing. Then these lessons will be implemented in restricted palette paintings to help understand the visual impact of color. Whether you are a regular painter who still struggles to get your colors right, or a beginner looking for a place to start, this class is open to anyone who need to brush up on their color mixing.

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Intuitive Abstract Painting

Held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts 19805 W. Capitol Drive Brookfield, WI

Saturday, July 21
10:00am – 2:30pm*

With an emphasis on composition, speed, and gesture, this class will be a fun one-day experience in painting. Work on loosening up, achieving bold brushwork, and expressing your mood. Exercises will help students get painting. Class discussion will help students understand their results.

Supplies not included.
*Please bring a sack lunch to eat during a short class intermission

Painting without a Brush

Dates and Times: August 31-September 1 | 9am-4pm

Discover new methods, techniques, and tools in this process-based exploration of acrylic painting. Emphasis will be placed on creating visually interesting marks and compositions.

Through demonstrations and discussions, learn several brushless techniques of painting using traditional and non-traditional tools to achieve unique effects. Working from photographic references of subject matter of your choosing, create paintings filled with new marks and expression. All levels welcome. Experienced painters will have the opportunity to push the boundaries of their painting practice, while beginners will develop skill.


School Information: 

With instruction in all fine art media, at all skill levels, Peninsula School of Art has brought excellence to art education for over 50 years. Nationally recognized art educators lead workshops in our light-filled, spacious studios nestled in the inspirational beauty of Door County, WI.


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