Introduction to Acrylic Painting Parts 1 and 2

This class is designed for new Acrylic painting artists.  Everything the student needs to learn about how to begin and complete an Acrylic painting.  Many students find that painting with acrylics is where they want to begin.  Many people prefer acrylics because they dry so quickly, a painting can be completed in one sitting.  


Acrylic Painting Part 1.

In this class students will learn the different styles of acrylic painting,  how to work their backgrounds, how to design their painting,  to layer the paint, brush stroke, methods, and how to work with mediums.  

We will also discuss different canvas options.  Watercolor Bond,  stretch canvas, board, and how to prepare each. 

You will learn everything in the painting about how to paint in acrylic, and complete the first painting.  See the Calendar for dates and times. 



Acrylic Paint Part 2. 

In this painting class we will learn more about manipulating the paint by mixing and brush strokes, to achieve different looks that we desire.  Using your colors for mood, tonal values, and definition, using watercolor pencils and getting a more finished look.  You can bring your own photo to work from or follow the instructor to a completed painting.  

***A note about registering for classes. *** 

Materials for all classes are provided by the instructor.  You can register and pay by cash or check, day of class, or by credit card. But please register so we can be sure to have enough supplies for you!  Check the Calendar for dates and register here. 

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From Concept to Canvas – Oil And Acrylic

 Concept to Canvas – Learn how to paint in oils or acrylics like a professional, from your photo or our display. 

How does a professional do it?  What are the tips and tricks? Learn to plan and execute your painting with details you can be proud of.  Learn long term skills you can use for years to come. 

Small in-depth classes geared to individual learning.  The first session is planning your painting and beginning the foundation of your painting.

Dates for the sessions are:

Session 1: Planning your painting – Building the Foundation 

 – The background of the painting establishes the setting, the mood, and total direction of the painting.  —October 1, 2018 6:00 p.m.  at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.

Each session $28.00 or $55.00 for all three. 

Session 2: Good Bones – A Good framework is essential!

Filling in the structure of the painting after we have worked to get it just right.  Now the painting develops and we begin to see our goal, our vision, near completion.  October 14, 2018 6:00 p.m.   at Hobby Lobby in Statesville. 

Each session $28.00 or $55.00 for all three.

Session 3: The Icing on the Cake

This class is all about the finishing touches.  Shadows? Sheen? Shimmer?  Depth, Cohesion? All the things that give you the finished work that says “Perfection!”   Many artists stop at step two and are never happy with their work.  It is only after it is “finished” that it becomes the “Artwork” you conceived in your first concept.  October 29, 2018 6:00 p.m.    at Hobby Lobby in Statesville.

Each session $28.00 or $55.00 for all three.


Materials Needed: 

Sketch Pad 

Drawing Pencils – Nylon Eraser – Ruler or T-Square

Oil/Acrylic Paints

Art Brushes – Nylon or Hard Bristle 


Stretched Canvas or Canvas Board


No Odor Paint thinner

Small Bottle of Olive Oil – Light. 

Small glass jar to clean brushes. 

Paper Towels

*** Please note date of class and session number at checkout***   

One Session $28.00



Sessions 1,2, and 3 $55.99          




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