Course Overview

Explore the world of acrylics while you learn to paint shape and form with little drawing. This technique emphasizes color, space and composition, value and texture, contrast and balance. The course also covers the principles of design, the medium, techniques, mood and meaning, and the elements of art.

Additional Information

Supply List:

  • 2 oz. tubes:
    • 1 Ultramarine Blue1 Pthalocyanine (or Pthalo) BLUE (disregard the “shade”, it doesn’t matter)
    • 1 Cadmium Yellow medium1 Primary Red or a Crimson (not Alizarin Crimson! or Magenta, and not cadmium red)
    • 1 Titanium white1 Zinc white (also called “Mixing White”)
  • 1 4 oz. Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish(not two items but all in one)
  • 3 primed/stretched canvas18 x 24" or 16x 20" (and can use canvas board, board or tempered masonite)
  • palette knife (plastic is best and lasts forever, cheaper, too)
  • palette - look for paper palettes sold in art supply stores or something flat. Some use a piece of cardboard and wrap Freezer paper around it each time they paint. Stay away from tiny round areas to put paints in as they are for watercolors!
  • apron
  • several large size plastic cups (to hold water for cleaning brushes)
  • 4 paint brushes(for painting with acrylics), round or flat, (1/4”, 1⁄2: 1”or 2”), NOT the white bristles—they are for oil painting but get stiff not soft brushes).
  • white chalkboard chalk (can find at hardware stores).

Approximately $90 for all supplies, depending on name brands. Try using Basics brand; it is for student painting and much cheaper. You can always invest in better grade acrylics if you decide to continue painting. FYI - Artisans Supply Store delivers!


Looking for more Painting Classes? Try Painting with Pastels.


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