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Acrylic Painting - All Levels 1S23

Age Group: 
Teens (17+), Adults

Whether a beginner or an experienced painter, bring your beginner’s mind to explore the versatility of acrylic painting.  With a combination of assigned exercises and painting from still life, we’ll explore color, texture, acrylic mediums, and more.

Come willing to try new things, explore what makes acrylic different from other media and explore different tools.  Exercises designed to open up new approaches to your work will be offered, and the instructor will offer individual feedback to help you build your skills.

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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:


  • 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
  • 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 Yellow Light, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue (green shade), Viridian, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White.

Where to buy supplies online:





Dick Blick (Landmark Center or Cambridge)

Artist and Craftsman Supply (Saugus)