South Pomfret, Vermont
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Painting with Passion & Energy!

Explore the fun and freedom of painting joyfully!

Interpreting our inspirations! In this class we will imagine the compositional possibilities while not focusing on replicating or duplicating source material. 

In this class, students will learn all about color mixing, composition and positive and negative space. We will explore the use of shape and form in creating compositions. Shapes in nature, shapes in objects, shapes in human and animal form. Negative space will also be our guide to seeing in this class. Nothing out of the tube! Mixing color will be part of the exploration as we use unusual colors to explain the usual. Color can be powerful. There is fun to be had in painting purple horses!

Freedom is not just a word nor is play…if ever there was a time to employ both it is now! Let’s break a few rules and create some new ones. Bring brushes, big brushes, rags that aren’t afraid of getting wet. Paper towels if you have some to spare, palette knives, any tool you have or have wanted to try… all are welcome! 

Please bring these supplies with you to class: 
-Brushes of all sizes
-Palette knives and mark making tools 
-Canvas or panel to paint on 
-Acrylic or oil paint 
-Rags and/or paper towels 
-Container for water
-Palette or palette paper 

Elizabeth Ricketson is a graduate of Providence College with a BA in English, Elizabeth Ricketson has always had a love of literature and the fine arts. In the 1990s, she studied figure drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design spending years dedicated to understanding human form, movement and anatomy. Her blog is titled “It’s Complicated”  Elizabeth’s essays focus on life experiences and life in Vermont and can be found at Elizabeth Ricketson works and resides in South Pomfret, VT with her husband Jon and her dog Cub. Please find a selection of her work at