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Acrylic Painting I

Acrylics are one of the most versatile media ever invented! Bright, luminous colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make acrylic painting a boundless, creative choice. Whether you are intrigued by acrylic's potential, or have worked in acrylic for years, this class has something for everyone!

We will cover the basics of composition, light & shadow, color harmony, and perspective. You will have the opportunity to paint a variety of subjects: landscapes, animals, plants, national parks, birds, sailboats, still lives. We will delve into some of the alternative techniques acrylics has to offer: washes, layering, dripping, sponging, spraying, textured mediums, collage, etc! Expand your creative horizons in this fun and informative class!

Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Supply list (please bring to class):

PALETTE

12x16 disposable palette (With individual palette paper sheets), or Stay- Wet Palette

 

BRUSHES

Long handled brushes (preferably). White Nylon or Taklon

Rounds  -  #2 and #4               

Filberts or Flats (Preferably Filberts)- #2, #5, #8

Flats- #6 or #8

Angle- #1 or #2 (small)

 

CANVAS 3-5 Canvases ranging in size from 12”x16” to 18x24”- can be purchased individually, as the class progresses (start with smaller sizes between 12”x16” and 16”x20”)

 

PAPER Pad of 12 x 16 or 16 x 20 Bristol Paper or Multimedia Paper (smooth), for practices –or- 12x16 or 16x20 canvas pad

 

PAINTS

Acrylic paints- student grade

 

Colors:

Titanium White

Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue

Cadmium Yellow Light Hue

Magenta

Cadmium Red Medium Hue    

Ultramarine Blue

Pthalo Blue

Mars Black

 

Optional:

Pthalo Green

Dioxazine Purple

Cadmium Orange Medium Hue

 

WATER  JARS

 2 large jars – glass or plastic, the size of a large jelly or large peanut butter jar  

           

MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLIES

Paper Towel Roll

2B pencil

Pencil sharpener

Eraser

 

Dates & Times

Fee: $190.00

Members: $180.00

#1: Jan 22-Feb 26, Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Fee: $190.00

Members: $180.00

#2: Sun, 3/11 - 4/22 (skip 4/1), 3:30-5:45pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio