Expressionism in Painting

4 Mondays: July 24 - August 14

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Joseph Noderer

Price: $135 members, $160 non-members

Learn how to make expressive landscapes and portraits influenced by the Fauves and German Expressionists. Using acrylic or oil paint and unorthodox approaches to color and mark making you'll take your painting beyond mere representation and into the realm of the expressive. Supply list provided.

Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Light, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Phthalo Green, Titanium White, Ivory Black (I suggest Liquitex Basics, large tubes…feel free to pick up more colors if you’d like)

  • A tablet of palette paper, or a roll of wax paper (wax paper is less expensive) A palette knife
  • At least 2 pre stretched and pre primed canvases, at least 18”x24” (Michaels Level 1 canvases are a good choice)


  • A variety of brushes suitable for use with acrylic paint. Try to get a good range of small, medium and large. The more brushes, the better!
  • A small sketchbook or notebook
  • A roll of masking tape or blue artists tape
  • A few containers to hold water
  • A few rags and a roll of paper towels
  • A box of Q tips
  • A bag of cotton balls


High contrast (stark differences between dark and light) photographs to work from; a few portraits (can be personal or otherwise) and a few landscapes. (it is important that these are brought to the first class)