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Beginning Acrylic and Oil Painting

Class meets for three sessions on Wednesdays, March 21, 28, and April 4 from 6-8pm. This introductory level class with Stephen Herchak will cover basic composition, color theory, color mixing, blending, brushwork, and application of paint. Students may opt for either water soluble and fast-drying acrylic or traditional slow drying oil paint. Instruction will be given from a still life composition, but students may bring a printed reference if they prefer. A basic level of drawing ability or experience is encouraged. For ages 14 & up.

Suggested supplies: Choice of oil or acrylic basic set of paint in tubes (colors listed below), variety of medium soft round and stiff flat brushes, palette or mixing tray, blending/extender medium for acrylic or odorless turpentine/paint thinner and linseed oils for oil, stretched and primed canvas, board or paper for media selected and soft pencil or charcoal for sketching, rags, wide mouth jar with tight sealing lid
Paint colors: Black, White, bright red (such as Cadmium or Crimson), deep green (such as Phthalo or Hookers), a deep blue (such as Ultramarine or Cobalt), Cerulean blue, Yellow, Yellow ochre, Burnt umber, Raw sienna, Remember, paint can get messy so either wear paint clothes or bring a smock.

Purchase a supply kit from Artist & Craftsman Uptown located at 981 King Street.

$100 Members | $120 Non-Members

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