Painting Prompts

With Megan Hinton. Tuesday-Friday, June 21-24, 9am-12pm. Members: $280, Non-Members: $300.

Painting prompts looking, curiosity, production, and stimulation.

This four-day intensive workshop will consist of multiple daily exercises, or prompts, to train the painter to be definitive, intuitive, and find freedom in their painting practice. Individual and collaboration prompts will be assigned after the instructor’s demonstration. Color mixing, paint application, and subject matter will be discussed. Group and individual evaluation of prompt outcomes will be a daily component of the workshop. Participants will leave the workshop with a sense of confidence and new ideas about approaching the medium to as a well-rounded and prolific painter. We will start each session with a brief visit to the museum to look at relevant paintings to enlighten and inspire the class participants.

Some painting experience is recommended. Students can work in either acrylic or oil-based paint. This class is for the beginning to advanced painter.


Megan Hinton is a visual artist who assembles materials in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography to reassemble personal and public narratives. Megan received her MFA from Mills College in Interdisciplinary Studio Arts where she was nominated by the faculty for The Dedalus Foundation Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture and won the Hung Lui MFA Prize. Her work has been shown at Farm Project Space in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, and The State University of New York Adirondack Visual Art Gallery. Hinton is the recent recipient of The Alice C. Cole ’42 Merit Grant from Wellesley College, The Murphy Cadogan Scholarship from the San Francisco Foundation, and an artist residency from 20 Summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Hinton has received residency fellowships from The Women’s Studio Workshop, Les Amis De La Grande Vigne in France, and Frans Masereel Centrum, an International Printmaking Center in Belgium. Megan is also an art writer, curator, educator, and lecturer.