An Introduction to Acrylic Painting

October 6-13-20-27, 2020

This course will introduce you to  colour theory and the use of the principles and elements of design when composing your images. Let your art journey begin!

Date

4 Tuesday evenings
October 6-13-20-27, 2020

Time

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Cost

$200.00 (plus HST)

Location

Alder Creek Studio, New Dundee

Welcome to Alder Creek Studio and the world of painting on canvas. Over the 4 weeks, you will complete 3 small acrylic on canvas paintings using paint brushes with heavy body acrylics. This course  will introduce you to colour theory (the colour wheel) and the use of the principles and elements of design when composing your images. Let your art journey begin!
Class size limited to 5 adults.
(For a more experimental approach to acrylic painting, you will be interested in the ‘Acrylic A to C’ class.)
Topics:  Week 1- the Coles notes version of ‘design 101’!
              Week 2 – landscape – it’s all about the sky!
              Week 3 – non objective design
               Week 4 – floral

Materials List

Brushes

  • size 6-8-10 LONG HANDLED , Soft bristled, ‘short’ flats not brights.

Canvas

  • regular  or gallery style , your choice
  • sizes 12×16”, 16×16”, 18×18”,  16×20” –  your choice, but no bigger

Paint

  • I suggest Triart  or Liquitex Basics – NO Rheotec or Amsterdam and btw, Golden is just too expensive at this stage of the game.
  • Please choose to purchase all warms or  all cools- if you are only going to buy 3 colours , plus white
  • Tube acrylics – cool
    • Cad Yellow Light
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Alizarin Crimson
  • Or tube acrylics – Warm
    • Cad Yellow Medium
    • Cobalt
    • Cadmium, red light
  • 1 Large Tub of White

Other Materials

  • Pealable palette pad
  • Small plastic jar with a lid
  • Water container – low and plastic (cool whip or margarine)
  • Paper towels
  • Sketchbook/pencil
  • Apron
Note (the above list will get you started: you will add supplies as you go)

NOTE: PAYMENT DUE UPON REGISTRATION THIS GUARANTEES YOUR SPOT!

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