Casein Painting (4/13/2024)

Casein Painting (4/13/2024)

April 13, 2024, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Casein Painting 
with Suzann Beck
Experience Level: Beginners welcome, however some prior drawing experience is helpful! 
Saturday April 13, 9am-4pm (1 session)
Ages 18+ 

Learn about this Earth-friendly historical medium used by the Old Masters and give it a try yourself! Casein isn’t made with petroleum products, but instead utilizes milk protein that would otherwise go to waste. Casein doesn’t emit odors or gases, cleans up with soap and water, and becomes more permanent with time! In the morning session you’ll get to try your hand with this versatile paint to create transparent washes, opaque painting, and impasto. In the afternoon you’ll learn to paint a simple still life and see if casein if right for you!

Class will break for an hour at 1pm, please bring a lunch.


*Please note that, per safety data sheets, there are paints used in class that people who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant ahould avoid using. If you have questions or would like to review these safety sheets please feel free to contact us at (320) 257-3128

This class is designed so you don’t have to bring any materials, but for a small reimbursement of $15 on the day of class, paid to the instructor the instructor, all paints, brushes, substrate and other materials will be provided. But if you’re more comfortable working with your own materials or want to purchase materials to continue working in casein on your own, these are the materials we’ll be using in class.

  • Richeson Casein paints in black, white, raw umber, ultramarine blue, alizron crimson, pthalo turquoise, venetian red, golden ochre, cad-mium red scarlet, cadmium yellow light, and naples yellow hue.
  • Water media paper.
  • A water resistant board and masking tape to mount paper.
  • Water media palette and water container.
  • Water media brushes including brights and filberts.
  • Paper towels.
  • Simple objects for still life compositions, lights and small backdrops.

April 13, 2024, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Paramount Center for the Arts

913 West St. Germain StreetSt. Cloud, MN 56301United States