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Painting I, Acrylic

  • Beginner
  • 16 and older
  • $260
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  • 1141 W Granville Ave, Chicago, IL
  • over 8 sessions

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What you'll learn in this acrylic painting class:

Painting I, Acrylic is the introduction to the fundamentals of painting. We warmly recommend taking this course prior to any other painting course, even if your ultimate medium of choice is oil. Acrylics are fast drying, water-based paints, and will allow for quicker exploration of various approaches to painting.  Because of this, technical rules and planning process are (unlike with oils) virtually nonexistent in this course.

This said, the course will provide an in-depth introduction to color theory and invite students to begin to think about composition not just in terms of form and value but also with regard to color. As there is no one ‘right way’ to paint, we shall actively explore a variety of ways to begin and develop a painting, through hands-on investigation of concepts and techniques that these processes entail: tonal (under)painting, block-out (under)painting, wash, direct painting, layering, impasto, glazing, scumbling, dry-brushing, painting sgrafitto, etc. Incorporated in these processes are various technical questions that will also be answered:  we shall learn about canvases, primers, stretchers, brushes, palette knives and other tools, paints, pigments, mediums, and more.

The course is comprised of 8 two hour classes.

  • acrylic paints (yellow, red, blue, black, white)
  • brushes (at this level any basic set will do)
  • palette knife
  • palette paper (alternatively wax paper)
  • 4 canvases or canvas boards
You will receive an email with more in-depth information about materials when you register.

Arrivals: Please arrive 10 min early to set up your working space; instructors will start their lectures promptly at the beginning of each class.

What to bring and what to wear: Please bring your supplies as instructed. Please try not to come in nice clothes. We have aprons, but accidental splashes do occur.

Refund Policy

You may cancel your reservation up to 11 business days prior to the start time of the course.

  • You may choose to be refunded less a 10% processing fee.
  • Or to get Credit valid for six months.
  • Or to attend another course of the same (or lower) value.
  • No one will be refunded after this. No one will be refunded twice in a row.

Please note: You cannot transfer your classes to a next session, or get a credit for missed classes. Attending classes you signed up for is your responsibility, and we offer options (and open studios) allowing you to make up for the class(es) you missed during the session in question.

Special cases: If you are prevented from attending more than 2/3 of a course for which you registered on account of prolonged serious illness or grave personal calamity, we will try to accommodate you by giving you credit. Keep in mind that non-timely cancellation may result in taking someone else’s spot; thus you will need to demonstrate the seriousness of your circumstances.

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  • Painting I, Acrylic

    Reviewed by Anne K. on 5/3/2016
    Best class ever. I've taken classes before and B is the best teacher
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