Intermediate Acrylic Painting (Acrylic I) classes on Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, 2016 From 6:30-8:30 pm
All levels of artists welcome. To register, contact Hiral at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever wanted to just be creative with paint, without stressing about how things will turn out? This workshop may be just what you are looking for!
You’ll learn knife painting, abstract art to combine acrylic paint with various mixed media techniques, including the use of stencils, collage, and relief printing, to create artwork that is fun and engaging.
Using these methods will transform your acrylic paintings from something interesting but ordinary to something extraordinary and fabulous.
April: 7th, 14th, 21st 6:30-8:30 pm
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061
Class Fee: $90 for each 3 week session,
(bring your own materials or some materials can be provided at a small cost)
Acrylic painting is all about freedom, creative expression & play.
Learn to use some tools that will let you express your ideas, even if you can’t draw. Use paint, oil pastels, water-soluble pencils & crayons. Begin with color. Then collage for texture & images.
Add visual texture with stencils, stamping & other tools. Finally, a few easy tricks with paint let you turn your creative play into a real painting, even if it’s your first. If you’re already skilled, you’ll learn new techniques, discover new ways to apply your knowledge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why paint with acrylics?
Acrylic paints are the most versatile and forgiving paint medium available today.
Versatility? You can make them look like oils — but they don’t smell, and they dry more quickly; or like watercolors — but you can paint over what you’ve already painted without ruining it, if you want.
You can combine them easily with other media, including for collage, and you can use acrylic mediums to create a whole host of special effects.
Wish they took longer to dry? Try using Open Acrylics, which have a longer drying time and more buttery consistency.
Acrylics are also the most forgiving paint medium. Don’t like what you’re working on? Give it a little time to dry, and you can paint over it.
Can I choose what I want to paint in class?
Yes! Only you know what you feel most called to create.
After experimenting with a couple of simple approaches to painting, you determine where you want to take it. Instructor will help you get there, and help you continue to develop the skills every painter needs.
Will we be copying other people’s paintings or photographs?
No. Photographs and paintings will be just for the reference.
But in this class you will learn the skills and get the tools to create your own work. The whole point is to tap into your creativity, right? It pretty much defeats the purpose if you’re not learning how to paint your own paintings, and discover your own style.