Palette Knife Painting

Herbert Sklar

Friday, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

2/9/2018- 3/2/2018

4 weeks: $170 members/$213 non-members


Painting with a palette knife is a bit like putting butter or jam on bread and produces quite a different result than a brush. Knives are excellent for producing textured impasto work and sweeping areas of flat color as well as tiny shapes of color. Class is for beginner and intermediate students.

First class starts out with a power point presentation on techniques and samples of palette knife painting. This will be followed by a demonstration on how to use the knives. Class will then paint real flowers and fruit.

Next 3 classes students paint from the own picture references.

Supply Information:

Five palette knifes, (2) canvas boards – Payable to instructor $15.00D!

Bring your own oil or acrylic paints

Herbert H. Sklar
16812 On Par Blvd.! Fort Myers, Florida 33908! 432-9877!
(cell) 357-8408!

Born and raised in New York, Herb Sklar graduated from the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He worked in Manhattan for major advertising agencies as an art director and creative director for ten years. He then started his own advertising agency. Herb won more than 50 awards in juried competitions for outstanding concepts and designs in both print and television media.

During his career, he was an avid photographer and his black and white images have appeared in a one- man show at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. His work has also appeared in galleries and juried shows such as the National Artists Alliance in New York, the International Institute of Photography in Anchorage, Alaska, and the Bridge Gallery in Westchester, New York. He’s had a nine image portfolio published in Peterson’s Photographic called, “Fluid Light”, two images in the American Photographer, four images in Photophile and other publications such as the Lake Superior Review and the Nit and Wit. Herb was an instructor at the Arts Academy at Edison State College (Florida SouthWest State) and is currently teaching at The Alliance for the arts and the Academy at Shell Point.

Herb’s paintings have been exhibited in many juried competitions including Salon International in SanAntonio, Texas, The Torpedo Factory in Virginia and the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. Herb has also been represented by galleries in Florida and Virginia. In addition, two of his portraits have been selected by the Bowles Endowment for Portrait Excellence. he is a member of the Portrait Society of America and the Oil Painters of America. Presently serving as president of the Shell Point Photo Club.