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Acrylic Painting - Unleash Your Talent!

Dates:September 20 - October 25, 2023
Meets:W from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:Peirce M.S. D110
Cost: $189.00

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Create beautiful paintings using the talent you always knew you had. This course is designed for beginners who want to learn basic techniques and beyond in one of the most versatile painting mediums. We will cover color theory and the secrets of color mixing. Learn to choose and care for the perfect brushes. We will explore different papers, canvases, and other surfaces. Classes will start with step-by-step painting instructions where students will paint along with the instructor. By the final weeks, students will choose their subject matter and work individually under the close supervision of the instructor. Former students are welcome as group paintings are always different from paintings done in previous semesters. Audience: For the true beginner or novice artist who wants to learn to paint with acrylic paint. No experience is necessary, but some drawing ability is required.


Supplies: Brushes: You need a couple of sizes (small and larger) of each of the following: Pointed round brush (Suggestions: #4, #8) Flat (Suggestions: quarter inch and half inch) Liner (Suggestions: #0000, #1) Paints: Basic (You can mix just about anything from these colors): Primary colors: Red: Quinacridone Red OR Alizarin Crimson Blue: Phthalo Blue AND Cerulean Blue Yellow: Cadmium Yellow Medium Plus: White: Titanium White Black: Mars Black or Paynes Gray Extras (You do not need all of these if you want to save money, but some colors are harder to mix than others): Permanent Green Violet Cadmium Orange Burnt Umber A Palette (A paper plate can work in a pinch) A Palette Knife A Surface to Paint Acrylics can be used on a large variety of supports, including canvas and various papers. For this class I recommend: Watercolor Paper Canvas Paper Or Canvas If you buy Canvas, start very small, 5" x 7". The first several weeks we will be painting together, and a smaller painting will allow us to work more quickly. A Water Container (a paper cup will work fine). A Sketch Book and Pencil (can be very cheap) Optional A miniature Spray Bottle (like the kind you use to clean your lenses for your eye glasses). A Sponge
Fee: $189.00

Peirce M.S. D110

Peirce Middle School is located at 1314 Burke Road, West Chester, PA 19380.

Craig Greiner

Date Day Time Location
09/20/2023Wednesday6 PM to 8:30 PM Peirce M.S. D110
09/27/2023Wednesday6 PM to 8:30 PM Peirce M.S. D110
10/04/2023Wednesday6 PM to 8:30 PM Peirce M.S. D110
10/11/2023Wednesday6 PM to 8:30 PM Peirce M.S. D110
10/18/2023Wednesday6 PM to 8:30 PM Peirce M.S. D110
10/25/2023Wednesday6 PM to 8:30 PM Peirce M.S. D110