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Acrylic Painting 1S22

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Join in for this 3-session class designed for painters of all levels of experience.

Learners will begin with observation and explore composition, color, and value using still life as a subject.  Those with an established painting practice will find ways to infuse your process with new vigor and test the boundaries of your comfort zone.  Work on artistic subjects selected by the instructor or continue a work-in-progress with guidance and feedback.

Enjoy a relaxed and supportive atmosphere in which to grow your creativity.

Limit 10 students


I have been painting on my own at home for the past year and was hoping to hone my skills or learn something new.  I enjoyed the other people in the class and I appreciated that the classes were 3 hours long!

Terry Boutelle

Terry Boutelle

Terry Boutelle has been a painter for over 30 years, working in acrylic, watercolor, printmaking and mixed media. A member of the Jamaica Plain Artists Association, Cambridge Art Association and Fort Point Arts Community, she exhibits her work throughout New England. She has studied art at Boston College, School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Massachusetts College of Art & Design, wand holds an MFA from the MassArt program at Fine Arts Work Center.

Drawing and Painting
Materials to bring to class:


Please bring to the first class:

Suggested Brushes: 2 inch flat, 1 inch flat, 1/2 inch flat and 2 different size rounds.  

newsprint/drawing pad

soft vine charcoal

kneaded eraser

two   stretched canvases (e.g., 12x12, 9x12, or larger), or canvas board or panel

jar/plastic container(s) for water


palette knife

Spray bottle

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

Suggested colors: Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow Light, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue (green shade), Sap Green, Viridian, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White, other optional colors (e.g., Quinacridone Magenta, Turquoise, Red Oxide, Green Gold).

Where to buy supplies online:





Dick Blick (Landmark Center or Cambridge)

Artist and Craftsman Supply (Central Square or Saugus)