Acrylic Painting (six-session workshop)

This workshop is designed to develop the basic techniques to work with acrylic paints. Through experimentation on various mediums with different brands of acrylic paints, students will learn about the advantages and limitations of using acrylic paint and also how to overcome the common challenges. Students will also learn the differences between acrylic and oil painting.

This class will also focus on basic techniques in painting, such as, coloring, blending, mixing, layering, brush types, stroke quality, surfaces making and color preservation. Basic knowledge of drawing and sketching would be beneficial but not mandatory.

Special Notes
This is an in-person class that will take place with strict social distancing protocols and a maximum of six students in the space. Students will be required to wear masks for the entire duration of the class. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 28.

What you will learn:

  • Basic techniques of acrylic painting

  • Advantages and limitations of acrylic paints

  • Application on different mediums and associated techniques

  • Blending, layering, mixing and color preservation

  • Color theory and texture development

Supplies for the first class:

  • Titanium White (at least 8.5oz). The following colors can be 2oz: Cadmium yellow medium (hue is ok); Cadmium red medium (hue is ok); Burnt sienna; Raw umber; Permanent Green; Prussian blue; Ultramarine blue; Mars or carbon black

  • Paper palette or plastic palette

  • Matte medium (at least 8oz)

  • 9”x 12” pre-stretched canvases or canvas boards (4 quantity) OR 9”x 12” watercolor pad

  • ½ inch, 1 inch and 2-inch bright acrylic brushes

  • #2 and #6 round acrylic brushes

  • Blue painter’s tape

  • Palette knife

  • Container (for water and to clean brushes)

  • HB pencil

  • Ruler

Optional Supplies:

  • Apron or smock

  • Pack of vinyl gloves

  • Spray bottle