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Event Series Event Series: Introduction to Palette Knife Painting

Introduction to Palette Knife Painting

July 25, 2023 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Monday, July 24 – Tuesday, July 25
10:00am to 4:00pm each day
Instructor: Melanie Levitt

Join award winning palette knife painter, Melanie Levitt, as she invites you to her two-day workshop, “Introduction to Palette Knife Painting”! In this weekend workshop designed for self-expression. This class will take place both inside the studio and outside on location.

The focus of this class will be on how to paint an entire painting in oils with a palette knife creating interesting marks and textures. Through demonstration and individual attention, students will learn how to distill the important information from the landscape and translate it onto the canvas. Melanie will address the importance of sketching/composition, how to create depth & light in a painting, color mixing, energetic mark making, and how to choose a stain color for your scene. All this will be taught in an understandable step by step process which will lead students to improve their ability to simplify the landscape and create a dynamic painting in a short time.

This class is suitable for the beginner or the intermediate student who want to loosen up and learn how to paint with a palette knife. We will meet at Bryan Memorial Gallery for a morning session and then head outdoors, weather permitting. Painting locations TBD. In case of inclement weather, we will paint at the gallery.

Artists at any stage of their development are welcome.

Upon receiving your registration, a materials list, a daily schedule and recommendations for accommodations and restaurants will be sent to you via email.

Cost: $250 for members or $290 for non-members


To learn more: [email protected] or 802-644-5100


Bryan Memorial Gallery
(802) 644-5100
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Creative Zone
Four-County Zone (Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Washington Counties)


Bryan Memorial Gallery
180 Main Street
Jeffersonville, VT 05464 United States
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(802) 644-5100
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