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Sue A. Miller – Palette Knife Painting

Sue A. Miller – Palette Knife Painting

When: Saturday, January 25th, 2020 (Rescheduled date)

Time:   10:00am to 4:00pm

Where: Victoria Parks Community Centre, Mono Mills

Directions:   From Highway 9, turn south on Airport Road, then turn right at the first street, Calmon Drive and then immediately right onto Victoria Crescent and left into the community centre.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for set up. Tea/coffee and snacks will be complimentary but please bring your own lunch.

Workshop fees:  OAG members: $60.00    non-members: $95.00

Non-members may join the OAG at the workshop.


To register, please send an email to Ali Leonard OAGworkshops@bell.net. Payment is required to secure your spot in the workshop. You can pay using PayPal, as directed on the web site at orangevilleartgroup.com/workshops/   or mail a cheque made payable to the Orangeville Art Group to: 57 John Street, Orangeville, ON L9W 2P6.  Please mention which workshop you are registering for.

For further information please contact Ali Leonard as above, or at (519) 940-9209.

For information on the Orangeville Art Group, see orangevilleartgroup.com

Workshop fees: 2020 OAG members: $60.00   non-members: $95.00

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Palette Knife Workshop with Sue A. Miller

Using heavy body acrylic or oil paints, Sue will demonstrate and assist students with the techniques of painting with palette knives.

Sue’s experience with using a palette knife goes beyond the traditional tool. Sue’s paintings are created with under-paintings, layers and “scrape-downs”

Don’t let this intimidate you! Sue will walk you through the basics of using a traditional palette knife but then expose you to a world of unconventional tools and their effects.

Whether you paint representational or abstract, by the end of the class you will have a “handle” on what to use to achieve your desired results. Sue will bring a selection of source photos but you are welcome to bring your own.

This technique lends itself to a “looser” more expressive style of painting, where the focus is on the “essence” of the subject, not the literal representation.

Canadian Artist: Sue A. Miller

Born in 1965, Sue A. Miller grew up in rural Ontario on the shores of Lake Couchiching. Miller uses contemplative practice, texture and the interplay of colour to express a primal connection to the natural world. Currently, living on Georgian Bay as well as her summer home in Newfoundland has had a major influence on Sue’s subject matter and motives. She immerses herself in these landscapes before she paints. Sue’s desire to connect an audience to the canvas results in work that conveys the essence and feeling of the place rather than explicit images or symbols.

Miller studied Fine Art at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario graduating in 1986. Since then she has continuously practiced from her studio in Creemore, Ontario and has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Ontario, Newfoundland and Europe. Her work is represented in galleries in Ontario and Newfoundland and is held in private collections across North America, Europe and Japan. Miller’s teaching career has included work with Haliburton School of the Arts, First Nations in Labrador & Nova Scotia, Autism Ontario and facilitating art retreats and workshops in Newfoundland. Sue is the owner/director of The Bay School of Art, providing fine art classes in the Georgian Triangle area for adults, teens & children.





– Oil paint (or heavy body acrylic) Red, yellow, blue & white

– odourless mineral spirits (if using oil) & jar with lid

– large brushes

– medium to large palette knife (or any other scraping tool)

– mixing palette

– rags

  Remember a cover sheet for the table.

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