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"Palette Knife Painting Techniques" with Trish Weeks (February 6, 2024)

An Oil & Acrylic workshop
with Guest Instructor Trish Weeks


(9am to 4pm)
February 6, 2024

Art League Academy
(106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC)



In the morning Trish will give a brief introduction to composition and color theory; but mostly she demonstrates her palette knife painting techniques that are fun and give quick results.  In the afternoon the workshop gives the students an opportunity to try the new techniques with coaching from Trish.  Experience the joy of clean color and energy in your painting.  These techniques work well for both studio and plein air painting.


This palette knife workshop for oil & acrylic painters for students of all levels of experience.

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If a class or workshop is canceled by Art League of Hilton Head a full refund will be given.

Materials Included: No materials are included in this class. A List of materials you should bring is listed below.
Requirements: Click HERE for a printable PDF of the PALETTE KNIFE supplies list.


Stretched Canvas and/or Canvas Boards
(Multiple if you wish to experiment; smaller sizes are better given the limited time.)

An Easel to Hold your Canvas
(Art League of Hilton Head has aluminum standing easels if you wish to use one rather than bring your own.)

Selection of Brushes & Palette Knives
(We will use both; but mostly knives. Some basic knives will be available for sale.)

Paint Palette for Color Mixing

Spirits or water for clean-up


OIL or ACRYLIC paints of your choice.

My Palette Wil Consist Of:
1. Zinc White
2. Yellow Light
3. Naples Yellow
4. Yellow Dark
5. Virilian
6. Sap Green
7. Alizarin Crimson
8. Cadmium Red Light
9. Diox Purple
10. Ultra Marine Blue
11. Maganesium Blue
12. Teal

Your Photos for Inspiration

Instructor: Trish Weeks
Instructor Bio:
TRISH WEEKS is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning with a BS in Design. Her 50 plus year career has spanned fashion design, interior design, and for the last 25 years fine art painting.

Trish has received awards in numerous juried shows on a regional and national level and has been represented by galleries in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Michigan and New Mexico. Her work is included in private and corporate collections throughout the world. Art Comes Alive (ACA) International Invitational awarded her Landscape Painter of the Year in 2013; and Trish has been a finalist in American Artist Magazine Competition. Trish has been featured at the Taft Museum, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Carnegie Art Center, The Lloyd Library & Museum, Pazzuti Modern Art Museum, and the Columbus Art Museum. Most recently her work has appeared in the January 2022 issues of Architectual Digest, Southern Living, and Sophisticated Living Magazines.

Trish draws inspiration from the organic landscapes in the Midwest and the Carolinas. She also adds a global perspective by including memories from travels to paint in Europe, India, China, Japan and Nepal where she paints plein air in the environments she is experiencing. Trish's signature works portray expressionist views of nature that seem to breathe and vibrate with amazing energy. These are created by combining simple compositions with complex layers of color using a palette knife to intensify the clarity and impact of the colors. Her technique with the palette knife shows both delicate detail and also creates bold swaths that intensify the experience. Despite her strong technique, her composition and palette maintain a serenity; and the subject maintains a delicacy.

Trish's art achieves a unique balance in its constituent elements, which may account for the sense of well being it brings to viewers. Those who experience her work routinely comment on how good it makes them feel, and describe it as a tactile experience or "a dance with color."


Trish has taught one and two day workshops at The Women's Club of Cincinnati for the last 9 years, The Women's Art Club, and The Middletown Fine Art Center. Her students and collectors have commented:

"Trish's Paintings always jump with color." - Dale Wolf (Student & Editor of Imagine Magazine)

"Her work is loosely painted, energetic and expressive." - Christopher A. Yates (The Columbus Disptatch)

"Weeks is a passionate, intuitive painter, layering loads of color to emulate the landscapes she's so attracted to" - Stacy Higgins (The Art Mag)

You can read more about Trish on her website,, by clicking HERE.
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Included Materials



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