Painting: Exploring Symbolism

Painting: Exploring Symbolism

Instructed by Leah Limpert Walt

In this two-part painting class, participants will use the work on view in Deep Roots: Ornamentation and Identity as inspiration to explore symbolism in painting. They will learn to use a combination of direct observation and imagination to explore how meaning can be conveyed through symbolism. Students are encouraged to bring a few objects that are important to them to paint from, additional objects will also be provided. The goal of the class will be to paint objects in an imagined space that enhances their meaning. Color, composition, value, and technique will be discussed as well as their inherent meaning.

Acrylic paints, brushes, and paper will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their favorite supplies!

This class is designed for ages 14 and up.


About the instructor:

Leah Limpert Walt is a representational painter living and working in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She studied at the University of Delaware, Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, and received her BFA from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster, graduating Summa Cum Laude with awards. She has shown in Philadelphia, New York City, and throughout the lower Susquehanna Valley. 

The artist is currently featured in SAM’s Project Space with a solo exhibition, Event Horizon. Learn more here.


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Class Details

Class Hours:

This two-part workshop will take place

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, January 7 & 8, 2023

Class fee:

Non-member price is $75

Member price is $62.50


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