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Event Series Event Series: Acrylic Fundamentals

Acrylic Fundamentals

February 27 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Jan 9 – Feb 27 2024 (8 weeks)
with instructor Lelaina Scott

Take this 8 week class and by the end you will feel confident in the art of acrylic painting. Starting with learning the basics of color theory,  developing an idea and bringing it to life. While the beginning of this course focuses on the techniques you’ll need, the rest of the class will focus on teaching each student exactly what they want to learn to paint. From portraiture to landscape to abstract – join this week class and gain a new skill to express your creativity! Beginner to expert levels are all welcome.

Supply list:

Michaels has a 20% off coupon, download the app (it’s free!) and it’ll always be there for you.

Minimum Paint Colors Recommended
Black (Ivory or Mars) 
White (Titanium)
A red (Primary Red)
A yellow (Yellow Ochre)
A blue (Ultramarine)
A brown (Burnt Sienna)

Acrylic PaintsCheapest option: Craft Smart or Apple Barrel 50 cent bottlesAvailable at Walmart and MichaelsNext level up:Liquitex Basics Acrylic ~5$ a bottle with coupon. Really, any student grade acrylics would be a great step up
BrushesCheapest option: Dollar store has individual brushes, or Michaels brand 
More variety, the better the options 
Next level up:Individual brushes at Michaels, “Simply Simmons” brand, ~3$ a brush. Recommend: flat, round and detail
Palette KnifeCheapest option: Palette Knife – you only need one, plastic knife from Michaels Next level up: Palette knife – a nice metal one, Michaels
PaletteCheapest option: Paper plate, tin foilNext level up: Palette with wells or a flat plastic palette – Michaels
Paint SurfaceCheapest option: Walmart palettes or wooden panels from Michaels**Next level up: Bigger canvas, wooden panels from Michaels

**If getting wood panels, get a jar of gesso from Michaels (In the paint section)

Optional: Apron/dedicated paint clothes, dotting tools, more paint colors, a sketchbook 

If there’s anything out of your budget, let me know and I can provide some for you as well!

$170 non-members / $140 members
818 Pike Street
Lemont, 16851
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