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  • Dates:Sunday, May 21, 2023
  • Time:10:30am-3:30pm
  • Price $ 120 members / $145 non-members

The Art of the Knife with Susan Fehlinger: One Day Workshop Sunday, May 21, 2023 10:30am-3:30pm

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In this one day workshop you’ll learn the joys and challenges of using the palette knife. Learn to add texture and highlights and a little edge; to mix colors right on your canvas and enjoy the spontaneity and the accidents.

Watch instructive demos, practice making marks with the knife and you’ll begin creating fresher, looser paintings. We’ll be covering a variety of subject matter to show how versatile this tool can be. We’ll also be experimenting with mediums to achieve transparent glazes and layering effects. Explore the possibilities of using this tool to unlock your creative freedom.



Please bring a photo of a place your love to use as inspiration for your painting.

Tools: One or two palette knives – Dick Blick has a starter set of 3 for $18. that are good sizes. Or you can get them individually for $5-$8 each. I use a 4” knife with rounded edges. (Blick’s #96 or Jerry’s #49T) You may want a shorter one also for detail.

Paint:  Oils or acrylics. Some suggested colors below. Feel free to bring your favorites.

Lemon Yellow
Cadmium Yellow
Indian Yellow or Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red
Quinacridone Rose or Alizarin Crimson
Cerulean or Manganese Blue
UltraMarine or Cobalt Blue
Prussian or Indigo Blue
Van Dyke Brown or Burnt Sienna
White–whichever one you like (Titanium, Flake, Zinc, etc.)


For oils: Gamblin Solvent Free Gel (tube) or Solvent Free Fluid
For acrylics: Winsor & Newton Galleria Acrylic Gel Medium or Liquitex Gel Medium
Palette for mixing – Paper, wood, plastic, whatever you use in your studio.

Canvases: 16 x 20, or 20 x 20 plus an extra inexpensive canvas or two for practicing.

Susan Fehlinger is an accomplished artist who’s been using the palette knife exclusively for the last 20 years. Her oil paintings are widely exhibited throughout the northeast.


Sunday, May 21, 2023, 10:30am-3:30pm

Cost: $120 members / $145 non-members

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