Intuitive Painting

Intuitive Painting (5 Weeks)

Level: MultiLevel

Price: LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00

Class Description

Develop your own language of mark making through a series of activities structured to develop your painterly instincts. Learn to trust your intuition while generating original ideas and expressing the unconscious. Exercises will include color studies and experimentation, the use of non-traditional paint brushes, using gravity or other natural forces to move paint, adding \"chance\" to your creative process, and finding inspiration in sound. Prerequisite: First-Time Painting, Beginning Acrylic Painting or equivalent experience recommended.

6:30-9:30 pmTuesday, June 22, 2021 to Tuesday, July 20, 2021Melanie BrownRegister Online
6:30-9:30 pmTuesday, July 27, 2021 to Tuesday, August 24, 2021Melanie BrownClass Full

Student Information

Intuitive Painting Suggested Supplies


All paint media is welcome: oils, acrylics, watercolor. Pastels are also ok. I will be using acrylic for class demos. For the first day of class, I'd like everyone to have canvas paper or stretched canvas, drawing paper or newsprint,  paint of their choice in black, white, and burnt umber, matte medium, brushes, and scissors.


If you choose to work with acrylics and need to purchase materials, here are some suggested supplies:


  • Paint: Tubes or jars (5 ounces or more) of a warm and a cool of each primary color plus black, white, and burnt umber. Use the following pigments as a guide
    • titanium white
    • cadmium yellow light
    • Cadmium yellow medium
    • alizarin crimson
    • cadmium red light
    • cerulean blue
    • ultramarine blue
    • burnt umber
    • black


  • Brushes: An assortment of bristle flats sizes 8-12
  • Palette knife: trowel style where the knife is lower than the handle.
  • Palette Paper or Reusable Palette
  • Pad of Canvas Paper:  As this is a playful and experimental class, I recommend purchasing a pad of canvas paper to work on  (or watercolor paper if using watercolor). 
  • Stretched Canvas-you can get inexpensive packs of stretched canvas at Michael's.
  • Drawing tools: An assortment of drawing tools such as pencils, charcoal, and pastels would be great to have.
  • Pad of Newsprint or Drawing Paper
  • Acrylic Matte Medium- to be used as adhesive for collage.
  • Small Sealable containers to keep mixed colors in week to week.
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Smock (or studio quality clothing)