Introduction to Painting with Acrylics 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 purchase your course materials from Blick’s.** Students are required to purchase their supplies prior to the first class. If you’re shopping in person, simply show the Blick’s staff your list and they will be happy to assist you. You are free to purchase from a different store if you are able to find a better price; however please do not purchase alternate brands of materials.
Course Materials to be brought to first class
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic Paint 2oz tubes
Cadmium Red Medium Hue
Cadmium Yellow Light
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