Acrylic Painting

Using a core palette of colors, learn methods for painting the still-life with solvent-free and easy-to-clean-up acrylic paints. Techniques like blending, layering, and impasto are demonstrated, along with a variety of acrylic products. Drawing experience is recommended.

Fleisher will be closed on Monday, May 25, to observe the Memorial Day holiday, the make-up session will be on June 8.

What you will learn:

  • Familiarity with the characteristics of acrylic paints in order to effectively exploit their strengths & limitations

  • Basic acrylic painting techniques such as layering, blending, and building

  • Introduction to some of the many types of acrylic painting mediums and other materials used to modify the performance of acrylic paints

  • Blending, layering, mixing and color preservation

  • Fundamental color mixing and theory

Required supplies for the start of the term:

  • Paint list: titanium white (8.5 oz); Titanium buff; Cadmium yellow medium (hue is ok); Cadmium red medium (hue is ok); Burnt sienna; Raw umber; Permanent green; Prussian blue; Ultramarine blue; Payne’s grey; Mars or Carbon Black, all 2 oz.

  • Paper palette or plastic palette

  • Matte medium

  • 16”x 20” pre-stretched canvases or canvas boards (four)

  • 16”x 20” drawing or watercolor pad

  • Acrylic paintbrushes (synthetic brushes are best)

  • Drawing board clips, or large binder clips (two)

  • Optional supplies: apron or smock; pack of vinyl gloves; palette knife; spray bottle