Introduction to Painting - Beginner Basics with Acrylics, Adults, Mondays, 7-9 pm


Introduction to Painting with Acrylics.

Class is designed for adults with no prior drawing or painting knowledge. If you have ever been curious to explore your creativity in a relaxed yet structured and encouraging environment, this is the place for you! We will start from square one and build a solid foundation to get you set up for success on your creative journey.

Using Acrylic paint, you will explore the fundamental elements of painting (Color, Form, Value, and Line) and develop your own personal style and creative voice. You will be encouraged to explore styles and subject matters which excite and inspire you. You’ll learn to engage in constructive critique of your work, the work of your fellow classmates, and to think critically about your creative process.

**Pleaseclick here to view and order your course materials from Blick’s.** 

Students are required to purchase their supplies prior to the first class. We recommend ordering online to guarantee the best price and availability. If something is out of stock, check Michaels, Jerry's Artarama, and Joann's. You are free to purchase in store or from a different website however please avoid purchasing alternate brands of materials, especially paint.

Course Materials to be brought to first class

Golden Heavy Body Acrylic Paint 2oz tubes

Titanium White 

Cadmium Red Medium Hue

Cadmium Yellow Light

Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Umber

Dakota Pro Series Brushes, Set of 4 (Series #6300)

Strathmore Softcover 500 Sketchbook 9 ¾” x 7 ¾”

**Materials such as your canvas, palette, gesso, etc. which are not included on the list above will be provided by our studio at no additional cost**

Course Syllabus - Each week builds upon the previous week. We can not provide make ups or refunds for missed classes.

Week 1:Color, Students are introduced to their supplies & explore color.

Week 2: Form & Composition,Learn to break images down into basic forms, create quick studies and begin a larger painting.

Week 3:Value & Contrast,Explore color relationships and develop personal work.

Week 4:Line,Experiment with mark making, line weights, and developing personal work.

This class meets four times on Mondays 7-9 pm. $225. 

Meet our Instructor: Gretchen Ou. Instagram @lushdesert