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Aqua colored bay with rocky green islet Acrylic Painting Approaches- All levels CEXTN24-202180 is a Course

Acrylic Painting Approaches- All levels CEXTN24-202180

Sep 16 - Oct 29, 2021

$275 Enroll

Full course description

Thursdays, 9/16/2021-10/28/2021 , 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Linda Hope

This workshop is designed for students who have some experience in acrylic painting. Students will paint together in real time, to approximate what it is to paint in a shared space. Students will determine their own still life set ups and/or photographic source material as the subject matter, as all explore the application of various painting methods. In-class demonstrations via remote camera attachment during a Zoom meeting will be provided, based on individual questions or concerns, and will include review and introduction to basic paint handling processes; compositional possibilities; and applied color theory.

Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device. A device to capture images (digital camera, smart phone, or tablet, etc.) is helpful, but not required. 

Image credit: Jennifer Feeley, student of Linda Hope

The list below is provided as a guideline to materials you may want to have on hand. Most of you have already been painting for a while, so this list need not be followed to the letter, nor strictly adhered to. I will be taking questions during our first Zoom meeting about best studio practices for painting at home. What follows is fairly basic, but I would recommend you pay attention mostly to the colors.



PAINTS: (2 oz. tubes unless otherwise indicated)

Titanium White (5 oz. tube recommended); Alizarin Crimson; Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Red Light; Cadmium Yellow Medium; Ultramarine Blue; Pthalo Blue (Plain or “Green Shade”); Burnt Sienna; Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre; Dioxyzine Purple; Raw Umber


• Set of Taklon brushes to include a FLAT brush, a FILBERT brush, and a ROUND brush. Get a set where the FILBERT and the FLAT brushes are at least ¾” across.

• Cheap Hardware Store type natural bristle brushes: 1"; 2"; 2.5"–3"

• If you can afford it get a couple of large brushes with white natural bristles, Filbert and Round shapes OR a white bristle brush set


• Plastic Palette knife, trowel shaped, with about a 4 inch blade.

• Spray bottle. Get one that will produce a fine mist, not the garden variety. The misters are available at cosmetic stores, or in the cosmetic sections at department and drug stores. Pump hairspray bottles work well.

• Disposable palette OR Plastic-coated Freezer Paper/Freezer Wrap

• Large Container for water (small plastic buckets work well); Bar Soap; Paper Towels


• Small Jar of Soft Gel Acrylic Medium, semi-gloss. This is optional, but great to have on hand. It will be what you will need to create transparencies, or, to experiment with glazing.

• Container with tight-fitting lid to store your paint in between painting sessions.

• It might be helpful eventually to get a small table top easel, as painting with your surface vertically is often easier than working flat. I have seen presentation easels on-line at Office Depot type stores and at art supply stores like Blick’s for $15 - $20.