Beginner Acrylic Painting Course

6-week course - No experience necessary. 

In this class I will be teaching painting skills including but not limited to blending, color mixing, layering, underpainting, glazing, brush cleaning, brush holding for fine details, straight lines, specialty techniques that I use in my fine artwork and more. We will be painting still lifes and other objects to practice your new skills . I love painting and it is important to me that you learn new skills in an enjoyable and low stress environment (i.e. no one gets left behind). I will be checking on individuals and will give them extra help when it's needed. I will show examples in the beginning of the class to help with a clear understanding of each project.  

This is a 6 week course for $240. If you would like to reserve a spot please feel free to pay a $50 non-refundable deposit, with the remaining balance of $190 due 24 hours prior to the first class. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, each class meets for 2 hours online.  

Adult classes (ages 18+) Wednesdays November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9

Time (choose only one time slot) 8AM-10AM or 11AM-1PM or 5PM-7PM

Teen classes (ages 13-17) Mondays November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7

Time (choose only one time slot) 8AM-10AM or 11AM-1PM or 5PM-7PM

Supply List

Supplies are not provided. You can purchase supplies at any art supply store (Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Amazon etc). To help make things easier I linked two different supply lists with products I recommend. 

On these lists I have "recommended" and "required" items. While of course paint is required that particular brand is not "required". Currently all the paint sets on Dickblick are backordered. As long as you get colors close to the paints I suggested on the list (i.e. a primary red, primary yellow, primary blue, magenta/quinacridone magenta, white and black) it will be just fine. Liquitex Basics and Winsor & Newton Galeria are great student grade paints but honestly almost any acrylic paint brand will get the job done. 

T he Beginner Painting Supply List  has quality beginner brushes, I have some myself. I would prefer if you got the brushes I suggest as some techniques will be harder to achieve with cheap brushes and may frustrate you. 

The  Intermediate-Advanced Painting Supply List  has brushes for those of you that want to invest in great brushes, which can last a lifetime (believe it or not).

Please feel free to ask me questions about paint or other supplies. I will get back to you within 24-48 hours.

Registration & Payments

All students register below. Please remember reservations are ONLY held with a payment. You will need to complete the check out process to hold your reservation. The registration form will link you to the payment page where you can choose either paying the full amount or a non-refundable deposit. 

All students

register below 

before making payment. 

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