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Cynthia Rosen

3-Day In-Class Workshop

Finding Your Visual Voice –

Introducing the palette knife

Oil and Acrylic

Sep 9, 2024
Sep 11, 2024
9:30 AM
3:30 PM
Workshop Fee: 


Deposit to Hold Workshop Seat:      $200

Materials list provided


As an adult Cynthia Rosen found her passion for color, expression, and individuality, portraying her own love of creativity and way of seeing the forever changing world.  Her work is a reaction and response to the quiet, amenable child she was while growing up.

Cynthia has won numerous awards in top Plein Air competitions across the country..  She has been published and featured in top art magazines. In the world of palette-knife painting, Cynthia is one of the best plein air landscape painters on the scene today.

She has merged her art studies and love of teaching to become an accomplished fine arts educator as well.

Finding Your Visual Voice –

Introducing the palette knife

Oil and Acrylic

What separates you from your fellow painters? What are your particular skills and strengths? This workshop is individualized to help you improve from your own visual voice while imparting palette knife and/or brush skills in furthering your use of vibrant color.

Day 1 will start with a demo focusing on how composition and color can quickly engage your viewer. Still lifes will provide the opportunity to focus on these elements while allowing attendees to explore color mixing; and the differences between the use of palette knifes and brushes in creating vibrant images, be they representational, abstract or impressionististic.

Day 2 will focus on furthering the understanding of color relationships and pushing the difference between warm and cool colors. The demonstration will cover broken color as used in impressionism versus blended color and how the palette knife is perfect for enhancing the clean color.


On this day, you may work from your own photos, further investigate still lifes, or interpret an image from art history. Cynthia will quickly illustrate how to compensate for the drawbacks from working from photos. For those who want to paint plein air, they may work outside adjacent to the studio. Rosen will do a plein air demonstration upon request..

Day 3- On this day,people are once again free to paint an image of their choosing. Cynthia will briefly review the use of linear and atmospheric perspective as well as introduce the proportions of the head for those interested in painting portraits. While not a prerequisite, developing drawing skills is always encouraged and familiarity of one’s chosen medium, helpful.

As the delivery of information will be fluid and ongoing. Cynthia will provide notes encapsulating points covered in the workshop. This will be the final day for honing those skills which will help the individual better improve their chosen style of painting, that is their ‘visual voice’..

Reserving a Workshop Seat:

Students must pay a $200 deposit in order to reserve a workshop seat.  Eight weeks prior to the workshop, student will be billed for the remaining balance to be paid promptly.  

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Students who sign up for a Susquehanna Art Workshop can cancel and get a full refund up until 8 weeks prior to the workshop.  Within the 8-week period, cancellation will result in a $100 penalty.  Within 4 weeks of the workshop, no refund will be made unless another student is signed up to take his/her place.

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