From 7:00 until 8:30
This class is for those who feel intimidated to try painting or for beginners who want to learn the basics and expand their knowledge in a very relaxed atmosphere.
We'll cover and you will get to experiment with:
- Different brush types
- Types of acrylic paint
- Mediums and additives that help you blend, remove brush marks, add texture and more.
You'll also learn the benefits and downfalls of acrylic vs other types of paint and how to work with them.
We'll explore blending, mixing color, dry brushing, double/triple loading, stippling, painting with a palette knife and we'll answer other questions you may have.
We won't do a specific painting for this event, but will practice techniques that will boost your confidence so that you will feel good about doing a future painting with us - or on your own. You of course can do an actual painting during this class using the techniques we are covering if you so desire, or you can simply use your surfaces to experiment.
If you've attended painting classes with us before, you are still welcome and encouraged to attend. We'll cover steps and techniques that we may have only touched on during your project and others you may not have tried yet.
We'll have all the materials on hand for you to experiment. You can do this - even if you believe you're not creative. Acrylic, in my experience, is one of the easier and most versatile paints.
We will also have free herbal tea for you to sample, water and other snacks available. You are allowed to bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages for this event.