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ZOOM Online class - 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!

Beginner, Intermediate

This class will take place live over ZOOM. The instructor will send an invitation to students to join the class at the schedule time. Please have your supplies ready to go on the first day. The class is limited to 10 students for optimum teacher/student interaction.

Supplies can be purchased online at, or could be purchased at Joann Fabrics or Michaels.

Supply List:


1 pad disposable palette
optional: large flat tupperware with lid, or "stay-wet palette" to keep the paints wet longer. (between 9x12" and 12x16")


Short handled watercolor brushes or long- handled brushes:
(short handled are better for painting down on the table, long handled are better for painting up on an easel)
Long Handled are best if you think you might do both.

Rounds - one, 1/16" wide
Filberts -
one, 1/4" and 3/8" wide
optional: 1/8" wide and 1/2" wide
Flat or Filbert- 1" wide
Angle brush - (optional)- (small- 1/4" wide, or less)


3-4, canvases in a size like 9x12, 11x14 12x16, or 16x20 depending on availability (it's best to start out with smaller sizes)

1, 10-25 sheet 9x12 or 11x14 watercolor pad, 120 lb


Liquitex Basics or some other students grade acrylic paint. (ie Galeria, Grumbacher Academy)
Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Light Hue
Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Cadmium Red Medium
Ultramarine Blue
Pthalo Blue
Pthalo Green
Cadmium Orange Medium Hue
Dioxazine Purple
Mars Back

Water Jars: Like PB&J, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, etc (glass or plastic)
Paper Towels
2b or hb pencil
white vinyl eraser (or pink pearl)
Sharpener (preferably with shavings catcher)

matte fluid acrylic medium (ie liquitex, liquitex basics, or golden)
spray bottle

Dates & Times

Fee: $155.00

Members: $140.00

Feb 28-Apr 4, Sundays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: ZOOM class