Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
2 weekends, April 6–7 and 13–14
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $222 Non-members
Click HERE to register.

All levels in oil or acrylic. For painters who seek more texture and a painterly look in their work, learning to paint with a palette knife can create a rich and varied surface. You will learn to use the flat of the blade to build up beautiful strokes of paint, and the tip and edges to carve down through the layers for wonderful effects. The result is a lively painting with a distinctive feel, as unique as your signature. This workshop also incorporates a brush for certain effects. Each day begins with a short demonstration with written materials, followed by ample painting time and experimentation, with plenty of personal attention. The first weekend will be in the studio painting from still life, and the second weekend will be outdoors on and near the beautiful campus of the Academy Art Museum. Artists will go home with a new approach to painting after these fun and inspiring classes! Bring a bag lunch. Coffee and snacks provided. Minimum 6, Maximum 15.



April 6 - April 14, 2019


10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Class Schedule:

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 2pm

Class Information:

Materials List

Paint – Bring whatever colors you have. Be sure to have a yellow, a red, Ultramarine Blue and white.

Medium – None needed for oil. Acrylic painters might consider a retarder to slow drying.

Brushes – One medium sized stiff hog bristle flat for drawing. One soft/sable bristle round, similar to BLICK Master Synthetic round, size 6 (look this up at

Painting Knives -- (aka palette knives) trowel shaped, Creative Mark brand # 25, 30, 44 or what you have.

Wipe-Out Tool – It has a rubber squeegee tip. An essential tool.

Palette – Whatever you have. Paper is fine. To cover and transport palette with paint on it: Masterson Palette Seal – blue lid for oil, yellow lid (with sponge inside) for acrylic.

Panels – 4-6 inexpensive panels. Size 6x8 or 8x10.

How to carry wet paintings -- Empty pizza box or Guerilla Painter Handy Porter.

Brush Washer or Tank with tight cover. Glass jar with a lid that seals tight, the size of a spaghetti sauce or mayo jar. Or a Silicoil has a coil in the bottom on which to wipe bristles.

Solvent – For oil painters: ODORLESS Turpenoid or Gamsol. Do not bring any solvent with an odor!

Spray bottle – Acrylic painters, to keep your paint from drying too fast.

Reference photos or still life objects – Whatever inspires you to paint it!

Paper Towels (Viva brand), Notebook, Pen, Camera, Bag Lunch and Beverage. Coffee will be provided.

Also Bring… an open mind, your creative spirit, and your sense of wonder. There is no pressure! Be ready to relax, get in touch with the painter inside you, think good thoughts, and have a lot of fun!

Local Suppliers:
• Ben Franklin, 101 Marlboro Avenue Easton, MD 21601, (410) 820-0202

Online Suppliers:
• Dick Blick
• Jerry’s Artarama
• Cheap Joe’s
• Ray Mar
• Art Work Essentials
• Guerilla Painter