In my acrylics classes we will be using a variety of techniques to explore the many uses of this versatile medium. There will be a new subject or technique each week with lots of time to work on your own paintings. Such subjects will be covered such as values, washes, shadows and highlights, negative painting, color theory, etc. We will do some exercies to learn how to paint trees, skys, water, flowers and build up your knowledge over time instead of throwing it at you all at once.
The supplies you will need are:
* A variety of sizes, square and round acrylic brushes. Get some soft synthetic brushes and a few natural bristle brushes. Don't use your watercolor brushes for acrylics, it will ruin them. Art Cansel have a good selection of Simply Simmonds which can be bought in sets or individually at $4.50 each.
* A couple of canvas panels, stretched canvas or gallery canvases. On the first night bring at least 3 - 8x10's or 9x10's. Don't bring bigger as space is limited and it will take you longer to paint. Don't bring smaller as sometimes it won't fit the subject matter.
* A disposable pallet pad or Styrofoam plates are needed to mix your paints. A "Grey Matters" disposable palette can be purchased at Art Cansel.
* A sketch pad, a few pencils and an eraser
* Good quality Acrylic paint. Some brand names are Windsor and Newton, Grumbacher, Daler-Rowney, Golden, Liquitex (But not the big Liqutex Basic in clear plastic tubes. They have much binder and little pigment.) Walmart, Art Cansel, Michaels and the Artists Workshop carry these individually and in sets.
Basic colors to have are:
Pthalo Blue or Winsor Blue
Cadminun Yellow Deep or Indian Yellow
Nice to have colors are:
Permanent Rose or Magenta
At the first class bring what you have and we can discuss materials to buy at the first class beefore you go out a purchase an bunch of stuff you don't need.