Introduction to Acrylic Painting

CE 204 : 

non-credit – in person

  • Dates: March 1 – 22
  • Times: 6 – 9 PM
  • Meetings: 4
  • Days: Wednesdays
  • Instructor: Jason Ward


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This acrylic painting class will cover the benefits of acrylics as a painting medium. Through observational work, we’ll practice and discuss strategies for surface prep, color mixing, paint layering, and a variety of helpful working techniques. You will develop a deeper understanding of how versatile acrylics are as well as how to successfully manipulate them to their own expressive intent.

This course must meet minimum enrollment by February 22 in order to run. Register today! 


  • Acrylic Paints : Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sieanna, Windsor Newton make good quality inexpensive acrylic paints.
  • Brushes: A variety of brush sizes and shapes for acrylic paints.
  • Palette Knife
  • Palette: Glass, wood, or plastic artist palettes are best, a pad of palette paper is fine. Avoid watercolor palettes, paper plates, tin foil, or other non-palette surfaces
  • Canvas, Panel, or Heavy Bodied Paper surface, min. size 11″ x 17″: canvas will need several coats of gesso to give a smooth surface, Masonite, MDF, or Birchwood panel may only need one or two coats of gesso. Watercolor or Bristle Velum paper may only need one coat of gesso *Note paper may curl or wrinkle while applying gesso, if so keep your coats thing and press paper under weight for a few hours.
  • Gesso
  • Water Jar
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