Virtual Floral Painting Workshop

With Master Artist

Kathleen Speranza

4 Tuesdays | Aug. 9th - 30th | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Course Description

This will be a workshop where students step into the colorful and sensual world of flowers and express their poetic beauty with oil on linen. Garden roses are some of the most beautiful forms in the botanical world. They have been cultivated for centuries and bear little resemblance to the stiff generic varieties that are commonly available. In this intensive workshop painters will have an opportunity to study their complex geometry and exquisite color subtlety. The course will include an indirect method of painting and the introduction of a specific limited palette. While painting from live flowers you will learn to see how abstract forms engage with the underlying structure of the petals and stems. A brief slide lecture on the history of the genre will inspire us as we explore this timeless motif.

What You'll Learn

Learn an indirect method of painting

Learn to use a limited palette of colors

Learn how to abstract forms

Learn the exquisite beauty and subtlety of rose petals

See a brief slide lecture on the history of the genre

Personalized instruction

Kline Academy Visiting Instructor Shaun Berke


Kathleen Speranza

Kathleen Speranza is an artist with more than 30 years of experience painting and teaching. She maintains a studio in Lynn Massachusetts and teaches workshops across the country and abroad. Ms. Speranza is also on the faculty at Rhode Island School of Design and teaches Painting and Drawing to sophomores in the Illustration Department there. She is affiliated as a workshop instructor at JSS in Civita Castellana, Italy. Kathleen's paintings have been exhibited in museums, college art galleries and commercial galleries in the Northeast and beyond. Public collections include Ralph Lauren Co., Meditech Corporation, Harvard Museum of Natural History, New England Biolabs and Cell Signaling Technologies, Her work is included in many private collections in the USA and abroad.