This class 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.
This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. 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 for summer term assistance is Friday, May 27th. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, June 1st.
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)
9×12-inch pre-stretched canvases or canvas boards (4 quantity) OR 9×12-inch watercolor pad
½ inch, 1-inch and 2-inch bright acrylic brushes
#2 and #6 round acrylic brushes
Blue painter’s tape
Container (for water and to clean brushes)
Apron or smock
Pack of vinyl gloves