Painting the Subconscious

Explore a process in which you tap into your creative subconscious. Guided by demonstrations, prepare and complete two paintings, with a 30–minute group discussion at the end of the course. We will be using acrylic paint on wood panels.

From this class, one piece you produce will be included in the gallery exhibition, Spectrum, on view at UFORGE Gallery during the month of July 2012.

This class takes place at UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, just around the corner from the Eliot School. Download directions. (pdf)

Spectrum exhibition at UForge Gallery Boston   Exhibition
| July 2012




This assignment will challenge you to make use of the colors of the spectrum, the range of colors observed when light is dispersed through a prism. Your challenge as a participating artist is to choose your subject matter while using these colors; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet (ROY G BIV) through 2D (painting, photography, graphic or assemblage) or 3D (sculpture). Find your inspiration at the end of a rainbow.

Classes in Collaboration with UFORGE GalleryUForge Gallery logo

This class is part of our collaboration with UFORGE Gallery. Each workshop in the series ties to an exhibition theme. Take this or any class in the UFORGE series, and the art you make will be in the matching show, with a gallery reception, even possible reviews and sales.

UFORGE Gallery cultivates a creative, inclusive arts community with assignment-based, non-juried exhibitions and events.

Download a page on the series. (pdf)

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens with instructor's permission

Skill Level

All Levels




Please bring to class:

  • Basic acrylic paints (red, blue, yellow, green, orange and purple)
  • Additional acrylic paint colors as you wish
  • Assorted brushes
  • Rags and/or paper towels for clean-up
  • Jars for water
  • Palette or palette paper for mixing
  • Latex or non-latex gloves to protect your hands, if you wish

The instructor will supply:

  • Two wood panels per student
  • Gesso
  • Acrylic medium
  • Glue

Find out where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

Instructor: Brian Crete

This class is not currently offered.