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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):


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



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



Acrylic paints- student grade



Titanium White

Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue

Cadmium Yellow Light Hue


Cadmium Red Medium Hue    

Ultramarine Blue

Pthalo Blue

Mars Black



Pthalo Green

Dioxazine Purple

Cadmium Orange Medium Hue



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



Paper Towel Roll

2B pencil

Pencil sharpener



Dates & Times

Fee: $190.00

Members: $180.00

Closed: Class has started

#1: May 21-Jun 25, Mondays 6:45-8:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Fee: $190.00

Members: $180.00

Closed: Class has started

#2: Jul 8-Aug 12, Sundays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio