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Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting

Meet Your Canvas Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting

  • Starts Apr 22
  • 130 US dollars
  • Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, Room #130

Available spots

Service Description

This class is for the true beginner. No prior experience is needed. Whether you have never painted or are just getting started, this acrylic painting introduction is just for you! You will learn how to prep your canvas, use drawing techniques, as well as an introduction to color theory, value scales, planning your layout, how to use references, and how to add a light source in your paintings. Participants will learn mixing techniques, layering affects, and how to channel their natural style. No previous knowledge is necessary because you will be taken step by step through the joyful painting process. We will build confidence in your painting skills through painting smaller pieces before tackling a final project. Ages 16-Adult Supply List : Materials can be purchased at Meininger, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Michaels, or Amazon. Check online for best prices and sales. 1. Paint Brush set, brown nylon paintbrushes, 12 piece set, or similar nylon paintbrush sets with various size paint brushes including round and flat paintbrushes. $12 2. Acrylic Paint set (Liquitex Basics acrylic paint set is a perfect beginner set) $22 3. US Artist Supply 8”x8” professional artist quality acid free canvas panel boards, 5 pack $8 4. Value pack canvases, two pack by Artist Loft (or similar brands), 16” x 20” $20 5. Plastic water cup (no glass so don’t have to worry about dropping) 6. Palette: plastic ones will work or sturdy white disposable plate $5 7. 1 Paper towel Roll Optional: 8. Palette knife: plastic ones will work. $3 9. Drying retarder: slows drying time acrylics (optional) $11 10. Pocket color wheel & mixing guide. Total estimated cost $60 - $90 Please email the instructor with any questions regarding supplies. In case you are unable to attend class, consider purchasing supplies that are returnable.

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Contact Details

  • Ent Center for the Arts, North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO, USA


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