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A-07 Acrylic Painting -- Still Life, Vibrant Color (WI20)

  • March 08, 2020
  • April 05, 2020
  • 5 sessions
  • March 08, 2020, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • March 15, 2020, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • March 22, 2020, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • March 29, 2020, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • April 05, 2020, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
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Registration deadline: March 1

Ages 14-Adult     

Have you ever wanted to try painting but were too intimidated? Intrigued by color but reluctant to commit to the cost and care of oil painting? Whether you’ve dabbled in paints a couple of times or have never touched a brush to a canvas before, you will feel more confident & capable once you have explored the basics of color theory and familiarized yourself with materials and techniques while completing a painting from life. This five-session course will take you from creating a color wheel and learning about value and saturation of colors, to mixing and color matching, to painting a still-life. Don’t ever tell yourself you “can’t” do it–you can, with the right approach!  Materials list can be found below or if you have your own supplies, feel free to bring them to class instead.  

Instructor: Olga Brindar


Dates: Sundays 3/8- 4/5     

5 sessions                                 

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Materials list:

Acrylic paints, studio or student quality, 2 oz tubes in the following colors

Alizarin crimson, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow, yellow ocher, ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, pthalo green, hooker’s green, prism violet, burnt sienna, burnt umber, raw umber, mars black, titanium white 

Painter’s palette (wood, acrylic, or disposable pad)

Selection of 8-10 brushes, both natural bristle and acrylic, in FLAT and ROUND. Ensure you have a variety of sizes between 2-16, including a flat brush between size 16-30 for broad strokes and underpainting. 

9”x12” canvas pad (paper)

3-4 stretched canvases OR hardboard canvas panels, between 16”x20” and 20”x24” (feel free to go slightly larger if you prefer to work big)

Palette knife

1-2 glass jars or large mugs with wide mouth

Acrylic medium (matte or gloss)

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