Loosen Up with Intermediate Painting with Linda Walker-Fridays (Summer)






Print this Page
Fridays, June 24 – August 5 (Class will not meet on Friday, July 8)
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

We have updated our pandemic protocols because of the new health recommendations from the CDC and local health officials guidance on Cape Cod, as well as for the health, safety and well-being of our students, staff and teachers.

CLICK HERE to review our updated Pandemic Protocols. 

This is a 6 week class.

Please register early as class registration closes 48 hours before the start of first-class.  Registration must be accompanied by full payment.

Expand your vision and take a bolder approach to painting. This course is for the artist who has covered the basics of color mixing and techniques and who wants to move to a more advanced level in the studio. It is focused on art that is derived from real object sources and is, by definition, representational.


Each class will cover a specific topic such as when to modify your palette, bringing the figure into a painting, and contemporary brush work. Interactive discussion on all topics is encouraged. There will be ample class time for painting with personal follow-up by the instructor with each student.


Each class will start with an exercise and short talk by the instructor. Students will then work on common projects for several weeks. The final two weeks they will work on individual paintings with their choice of subject matter.


Though this class is primarily focused on oil and acrylic painting, water-based painters are welcome.



Class topics and discussion:


Essentials of a strong composition, design and value structure.


Adding translucent colors to your palette and how their use differs from opaques.


The language of edges and how to work them expressively.


The human form in the landscape—the importance of scale and placement.


The darks—it’s important not to lose them as you paint.


Health and safety issues in contemporary painting.


How to loosen up your brush strokes.


Expanding your brush knowledge and creating your own signature.


Scholarship information:

The Falmouth Art Center is very proud to have a scholarship fund supported by donations from members and friends.  It is available for both children and adults who have a great desire to create art.  Applications should be submitted to Laura Reckford, Executive Director of the Falmouth Art Center. If you have questions about our scholarship program, email us at  info@falmouthart.org  or call the art center at 508-540-3304.

Scholarship Information and Forms


Refunds will not be given within one week of the start of a class. Classes are not pro-rated, and there are no makeups for missed classes. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.

The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.

If Falmouth Public Schools are closed due to weather conditions, we will be closed and the missed classes will be rescheduled.



Small sketchbook—Strathmore toned paper, 5.5×8.5” recommended

Large sketchbook

Gray Scale & Value Finder

Vine charcoal

Soft pencils (2B recommended) and kneaded eraser

White hard pastel

Several small canvas panels for painting (9×12”, 10×12”); 1-2 larger canvas panels or stretched canvas (14×18”, 16×20”)

Ultra Fine Black Sharpie



Paints—the following are basics. Bring any additional colors that you enjoy using, but please have the following in either oil or acrylic—

            White Titanium/Zinc


            Cadmium red medium or permanent red

            Cadmium yellow medium or permanent yellow

            Cadmium lemon yellow or permanent light or lemon yellow

            Cobalt blue

            Ultramarine blue

            Yellow Ochre

            Burnt Siena

            Chromatic Black—Gamblin

Gel solvent (Gamblin)


            A variety of sizes and shapes from #2-8. Small round #0 or #00 for signing.

            Please include a couple of filberts and a couple of flats

            Recommended brands (but please bring what you have)—Utrecht Natural Chungking Pure  Bristle Brushes, Silver Bristlon Synthetic Brushes

Recommended but not essential—Catalyst Polytip Bristle by Princeton, #25


            12×16—16×20” stretched canvas or panel.

Paper palette—Richeson Gray Paper Palettes recommended


Palette knife—Liquitex #14 small painting knife for mixing recommended. A couple similar, smaller                         painting knives are very helpful for painting with the knife.

Paper towels and plastic bag for disposal and an apron


Instructor Bio

Linda Walker is a long-standing member of the Falmouth Art Center. Through the years, she has studied at the center with various teachers and visiting workshop artists in her favorite medium of oil painting. She has won numerous awards for her representational oil paintings and abstract pieces in oil and cold wax.

A graduate of Simmons University, her education combined liberal arts and communication at Simmons with fine arts and graphics courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Art. As owner of Linda Walker Design, she produced and coordinated advertising material for clients on Cape Cod and New England. In recent years, retirement has given her time to travel and return to painting. Sketchbook and camera in hand, she finds inspiring resources everywhere that quite often become an oil painting.

Shopping cart
There are no products in the cart!
error: Alert: Content is protected