Introduction to Painting with Acrylics

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Introduction to Painting with Acrylics

06/14/2017 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm
$450 members; $550 non–members.
Jim Caldwell
Introduction to Painting with Acrylics


Wednesdays, June 14 through August 23 (except July 5), 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This class will teach your eyes to see color in new ways and give you the basic skills to translate your vision into paint on canvas. At the beginning of each class we will look at and discuss slides of paintings by such artists as Van Gough, Monet, Sargent, Latour and Thiebaud. By so doing, we will develop a common vocabulary about composition, form, color and brushwork, and deepen our appreciation of the creative process. At the end of each class, we will share each other’s creative energy in a group critique. Basic instruction and demonstrations in color, composition and painting technique will be provided. The class subjects will be a series of progressively more and more complicated still lifes. Some drawing experience is required.

Classes are held in the Bourn Room on the second floor of the historic House. Access to this classroom is by stairs only. For questions about accessibility please contact the Education Office by email to or by phone at (650) 364–8300, ext. 263.

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