Acrylic Painting

Push the boundaries of your painting in a comfortable setting. Paint each week from a still life or a live model, moving from representation toward expression. Begin with observation. Practice drawing, color and composition and arrive at creative and satisfying paintings. All levels welcome, but some prior painting experience is helpful.

painting art class Boston

Course Number

AC595

Class Size

12

Age Range

17+

Skill Level

All Levels

Prerequisite

All levels welcome, though some prior drawing and/or painting experience helpful.

Materials

Please bring to the first class:

  • small notebook
  • newsprint/drawing pad
  • charcoal
  • kneaded eraser
  • two 16x20 or larger canvases or canvas board or heavy weight gessoed paper
  • brushes, jar/plastic container for water, a palette, paper towels/rag

Acrylic paint: 2 oz. size for all colors, 5 0z. size for white. (Sennelier, Golden Heavy Body, or Liquitex

Suggested colors: Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Green Gold, Phthalo Blue, Viridian, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White, other optional colors (e.g., Quinacridone Magenta, Teal, Lt. or Med. Violet).

Please bring to the first class:

  • small notebook
  • newsprint/drawing pad
  • soft vine charcoal
  • kneaded eraser
  • two 16x20 or larger canvases or canvas board or heavy weight gessoed paper
  • brushes (see below for sizes)
  • jar/plastic container(s) for water
  • palette
  • palette knife
  • Spray bottle
  • Acrylic paint: 2 oz. size for all colors, 5 0z. size for white. (Sennelier, Golden Heavy Body, or Liquitex)

Additional materials optional: 

  • color wheel
  • Golden or Liquitex matte medium
  • Liquitex Retarder medium
  • 12"x16" or larger palette, plexiglas, or disposable paper palette pad
  • painting surfaces – your choice of stretched canvas, panel, gessoed 140 lb.or 300 lb. cold-pressed watercolor or printmaking paper
  • Brushes:  #7 or #8 Flat, #6, # 7, or #8 Filbert, #1 & # 3 Round, #20 or 24 flat or bright (or 1 in. gesso brush), 2 in. gesso brush.
  • disposable rubber latex or nitrile gloves (not required but recommended)
  • digital camera

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Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


Fall 2017

Section 1: 8 Saturdays, 9:30am–12:30pm
1F: Oct 7–Dec 2, 2017 (no class Nov 11)
Instructor: Terry Boutelle

$359–OPEN. Materials list online


Winter 2018

Section 1: 8 Saturdays, 9:30am–12:30pm
1W: Jan 6–Feb 24, 2018 (snow day make-up Mar 3)
Instructor: Terry Boutelle

$359–OPEN. Materials list online

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