AcrylicPaintingForBeginnersSatAM

Saturday Morning Class January

In this 4 week course participants will experience using a variety of basic acrylic techniques such as line and mark making, dabs, texture, shapes, gradients (light to dark), and blending using different brushes and acrylic paint. We will create a color wheel (intro to color theory), a brush map exploring all of the ways our brushes can make marks/lines/texture, look at how to use layering of glazes and washes, and talk a little bit about the elements of art and principles of design. Each class will start with demonstrations to follow or watch and do on your own and time to experiment with all that we learn by making small paintings at the end of each class.

This is an adult workshop, but feel free to bring your children if they will enhance your experience or if you’d like to create together. Perfect for teens who want to learn how to paint!

COST: By Donation (students have been paying anywhere from $5 – $50 per class which comes out to $20-$200 for the whole course. Please pay what matches your financial means and needs. No on turned away due to lack of funds.

DATES: We will meet 4 Saturdays; January 9, 16, 23, 30 – 11am-1pm Pacific Time 

Each class will be recorded that day and the link to view it will be sent along with the notes from the class each week. Recorded classes are only available to those who register for the class so we can keep a safe and nurturing space for those to express themselves.

SUPPLIES:

(basic supplies you will need are paint, brushes, canvas – board/stretched/canvas paper, palette knife, palette (use what you have, the links below are just suggestions):

PAINT:

https://www.dickblick.com/items/winsor-newton-galeria-flow-acrylics-set-of-10-colors-20-ml-tubes/

BRUSHES:

https://www.dickblick.com/items/princeton-real-value-brush-set-9156-white-taklon-long-handle-set-of-6/

CANVAS:

(2 of these)

https://www.dickblick.com/items/crescent-canvas-board-5-x-7-pkg-of-3/

1 of these:

https://www.dickblick.com/items/crescent-canvas-board-8-x-10-pkg-of-3/

PALETTE KNIFE (for mixing paint):

https://www.dickblick.com/items/richeson-plastic-painting-knife-3-trowel-offset/

PALETTE (you can use old plates, plastic yogurt caps – be creative!)

https://www.dickblick.com/products/kingart-oval-clear-acrylic-palette/

SMOCK (acrylic stains clothing)

PENCIL

COMPASS 

RULER

ERASER

SPONGE

RAGS (something to clean off your brushes)

CUP FOR WATER

Sign up for the SATURDAY Acrylic Painting for Beginners Course Here and PLEASE WRITE THE COURSE YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR IN THE NOTE SECTION OF PAYPAL. Thank you!

Please enter the name of the class you are signing up for in the Notes field within PayPal. Or send me a separate note letting me know.

Thank you!

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