Details for "DYNAMIC PAINTING WITH A PALETTE KNIFE with David Mensing"

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Online Workshop Via Zoom

Saturday and Sunday, November 5th and 6th, 2022

9:00 am - 4:00 pm PST; or 10:00am - 5:00pm MST

Registration Fee - $250
Peace River Chapter FCA members - $200
(Members please log in when registering and choose PRFCA Member Discount)

 Online via zoom  (The link will be sent a day or two prior to the workshop)

NOTE:  This workshop will not be recorded.


9:00am – 11:00 am: Instruction
 **11:00am – noon: Participants work on exercises
 Break for lunch
1:00pm Check-in / discussion
 **1:00pm – 3:00pm Participants work on exercises
3:00pm – 4:00pm Day end critiques 
**Instructor will be available for individual questions during these periods.

About the Workshop! A crash-course in the use of a palette knife to create bold, expressive fine paintings

Join David Mensing online for 'DYNAMIC PAINTING WITH A PALETTE KNIFE,' an exciting and insightful crash-course in fine painting and fun with a palette knife. Fine knife paintings are rich and tactile and something like a two-dimensional sculpture. While painting with a palette knife can be challenging, there is no better way to create deep, expressive compositions. Attention to certain key principles of painting can accelerate growth as an Artist. Even modest growth in these areas can have a profound impact on overall quality of work. An Artist of any skill level that develops a deeper appreciation and understanding of intensities, composition, movement, texture and light temperature is poised to make significant improvement in their work.

A supply list will be sent by email upon registration. 

About David Mensing


David Mensing grew up in Iowa, surrounded by wide prairies and carefully groomed cornfields. His love of wild places was cultivated by family camping, backpacking and biking trips. When he moved to The West as a young man, he was captivated by its raw beauty.

Mensing's ambition is to know and share that beauty through his work. Not content just to enjoy natural places, Dave seeks to capture and share the experience as a work of art. He has found that striving to contain any moment brings wonderful assurance that the experience is too profound to ever really be contained.

Dave has also worked professionally as an Architect and a Camp Director. He is certified as a white-water rafting guide and at one time was talented pole vaulter. In all of his pursuits he has tried to do work that is unreasonably good - work that is art.

For David, each painting is a statement - every aspect of the presentation is important. His architectural background contributes to his compelling designs. He is careful to select a title for each painting that reflects the character and spiritual basis of the work.

David graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, attended Scottsdale Artists School on a full scholarship and has studied extensively with Robert Moore. David currently lives in central Oregon with his wife and their three children.

David Mensing's work is featured in collections and exhibitions across the nation and around the world. Numerous periodicals have highlighted his work with feature articles and cover images including American Art Collector, Southwest Art and Western Art Collector. Recent national awards include Southwest Art's 'Award of Excellence' in Icons of the West and 'Best of Show' in Art and Soul.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another person if you are unable to attend, that person will pay the registration fee directly to you. FCA Peace River does not manage the transfer of payment between individuals. It is your responsibility to collect payment from the person you transfer your registration to.

Contact the Workshop Coordinator ( to see if there is anyone on the waiting list. 

Peace River Chapter of the FCA reserves the right to cancel the workshop in the event that a minimum number of registrations is not met. In the event that the PRFCA needs to cancel, you will receive a full refund. 



If this workshop is sold out, your name will be added to the waitlist. If we have a last minute cancellation, our Workshop Coordinator will contact you. If you still want to attend, you will pay the registration fees directly to the person who is cancelling their registration. FCA Peace River does not refund demonstration or workshop fees, or manage the transfer of payment between individuals.



Cost & Status

  • CAN$250.00
  • CAN$200.00 with PRFCA Member Discount
Spots Available:
17 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2022-06-09 00:00:00
Registration Closes:
2022-11-21 23:59:00

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