Terravita Art League



Palette Knife



Class: Palette Knife

Note: Class Full - Wait list is available

Instructor: Sue Hunter

Medium: acrylic/oil

Date(s): Friday, February 23, March 1, and March 8, 2024

Time: 9am - 12pm

Cost: $105


Class Description:

Wood cradle board or canvas may be used. Paint using 3-4 colors (acrylic) using joint knife thin paint application. This is the underpainting. When paint is dry use a charcoal pencil either black or white lead to sketch in loosely the subject. Using a flat palette knife begin painting in acrylic or oil. This method produces a loose effect. The subject will be a landscape.


Instructor Biography:

My art is impressionist and full of color.

Recently, I begin painting with a flat palette knife, doing an underpainting in acrylics using 3 or 4 colors. When paint is dry, I continue painting with acrylics or switch to oils, allowing some of the underpainting to peek through. When using wood cradle boards I apply muslin material using gesso to adhere it to panel.

I call this method abstracted realism. It marries the best of abstraction and realism.

I teach classes in oil, acrylics, pastel and palette knife and workshops at Shemer Art Center.



Full refund if cancelling 2 weeks before class, half refund before class, no refund once class begins.


Supply List:

Supply list to be sent out upon registration for the class.


Class Sizes:

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 13


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