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The Painterly Approach with Georganna Lenssen

In this workshop, we will explore the still life or image as a point of departure. Rather than simply responding, recording, or representing that which is before them, students will be encouraged to ask themselves, and begin to understand for themselves, what is their connection to a subject, and what is its essence.

We will discuss contemporary painters and approaches to painting while developing our working knowledge and visual awareness of composition, shapes, color, paint application, and surface quality. Students will be challenged to be more expressive, bold, and spontaneous, and to develop a visual vocabulary that best expresses their unique and individual observations. It is in this marriage of “interpretation” and “expression” that students will learn a more contemporary and liberating method of painting.

Both individual and group critiques will be included. All levels welcome, although some (no matter how little) oil painting experience preferred.

Please bring the required materials listed below OR purchase them directly from the instructor for a $100 fee, payable at the beginning of the workshop. Please contact Georganna in advance if you plan on purchasing your supplies from her: georganna1@aol.com
And please bring a brown-bag lunch.

Workshop limited to 15 students. Book early as her last workshop sold out!

Cadmium Yellow Light
Indian Yellow or Cadmium yellow medium or deep
Transparent yellow oxide
Alizarin crimson
Perelyne Red
Cadmium Red Light
Ultramarine Blue
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Blue
Titanium White
Zinc white
Flake white Hue (optional)

Turpenoid in blue & white container (NOT Turpenoid natural) or Gamsol
Linseed oil or Galkyd
Roll Paper towels
2 glass jars with lids – large
White palette 18"x24” preferably (avail at Dick Blick)

Assortment of brushes, not just bristle please.
Silver brand ruby satin is a suggestion.
Filberts, rounds, flats.

Palette knife without sharp angles — elongated and rounded
Primed surfaces. My suggestion is 8"x 8" or smaller.

Georganna Lenssen’s paintings are evocative and mysterious in nature—they merge instinct, memory and sensation, creating a visual language of mark-making, color interaction and ultimately a landscape of painted surface.

Exhibiting regularly, she also competes in plein air events including the prestigious Plein Air Easton and Cape Ann Plein Air.

Originally from Seoul, Korea, Georganna graduated from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Villanova University.

Gallery representation includes South Street Art Gallery in Easton MD, J.Cacciola gallery in Bernardsville NJ, and Red Raven Art Company in Lancaster PA.

In addition to her own work, Georganna Lenssen is available for painting instruction through Wayne Art Center in Wayne PA, private lessons through her studio in Historic Yellow Springs in Chester Springs PA and through various workshops regionally.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at