Limit 8 students.

Painting class: Friday January 29 at 10am (session will run for 6 hours)

Students will meet at the Carriage Trade Artist Residencies at 529 Eaton St.

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(Students will meet at 529 Eaton St., January 29, 10am-4pm)

(If you require financial assistance, we may be able to help)

Enjoy a fun day, developing your unique style! McAninch provides demonstration and in-depth theory, tailoring her instruction to each artist’s individual expertise. McAninch welcomes artists that have experience in the technique as well as artists new to palette knife painting.

sponsored by Louie’s Backyard

Kim McAninch – ‘86, B.F.A., Surface Pattern Design, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio – Kim, a member of the National Association of Women Artists and Women’s Caucus for Art, currently works in Longboat Key FL and Stony Point NY. Her background as a fabric, wallpaper and interior designer has laid the groundwork for her unique painterly style. Through the expressive use of brush and palette knife, she conveys an emotion, a mood and the pure joy of color. Her work offers elusive and intangible qualities to the viewer, who in turn add personal experience, giving life to her work. Her artwork is in select galleries and is collected worldwide.

Supply List

1. Any brand of oil-soluble and/or oil paints are acceptable for this technique.

2. A 4” x 6” canvas panel on which we will work on a brief exercise.

3. The prepared substrate on which to paint that McAninch recommends for this class is 11” x 14” stretched canvas/linen.

4. Various palette knives for experimentation. Find your own favorite while developing your own unique style. McAninch predominantly uses the 25T and 30T Creative Mark Painter’s Edge Knives for their fine point and flexibility, plus the 44T is a nice addition.

5. A mixing surface (such as paper plates that have a light coating that resists drying out the paint, not styrofoam)

6. Paper towels/paper napkins for wiping off the knives.

7. McAninch offers reference photos. Of course, you may bring your own.

Discounted supplies available at Books & Books.

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The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040

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The Studios of Key West