acrylic classes

FAQ

I am a total beginner (or a more experienced painter). Should I take your classes? Yes! Not only will you receive individualized attention in a small class setting, you’ll also receive the full benefit of Rebeca’s 10+ years of experience teaching painting to adults and teens alike. Every week, you will receive the agenda for next class and a reminder of any work to be done in advance. What else do I get with my enrollment fee? In addition, enrolled students receive access to the private part of this site with their registration fee. After logging on they can download instructional materials, post photos of their work, watch related videos, read in-depth articles, and carry out conversations with peers or with their instructor in a forum. Do I have to enroll online? Although I would prefer ...Read More

Acrylic Bag of Tricks

Increase your expressive power and expand your painting repertoire. Enhance the work you already do! Painting experience helps, but is not required to enjoy this class that runs from Jan to March. How can such a friendly and versatile medium be so misunderstood? Acrylic is easy to use, incredibly versatile, and devoid of noxious fumes. The class runs from Jan to March and will be taught at the Richmond Art Center. Exact dates coming soon! Goals Learn which additives to use for what effects Choose the best acrylic materials for the task at hand Understand the possibilities and limitations of the medium Use acrylics to mimic oils Format Learn a new acrylic “trick” every week through short and playful experiences designed to expand your knowledge of acrylic additives. You will be able to rece...Read More

Classes

Cal Create Feb 14, Feb 28, March 7 and March 21 at UCB A warm welcome to all my 15 mentees from CalCreate! I made a portal to all the resources I have curated for this program. Landscape Plein Air at the Richmond Art Center Wednesdays, 12-3 pm at various locations This Spring, spend time painting au plein air at several beautiful great East Bay outdoor locations. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced painting student, you’ll enjoy discovering beginner-friendly painting spots, and improving your technique in the company of new friends. You’ll receive support through the difficulties of painting outdoors. Read More Finding Your Painting Voice Class at Rebeca’s Studio One Sunday a Month, 10-1 pm You’ve done the workshops, bought the books and seen the demos, an...Read More

Painting in Acrylics Starts March 18

Some people start learning to paint with acrylics. Others begin with oil then switch to acrylics under the assumption that they are less messy or toxic. Watercolorists switch because it is less difficult and expensive to frame an acrylic painting. Then there are painters who are prevented from bringing their oils to communal spaces. No matter your reason to try them, rest assured no medium has been more misunderstood than this one. You see, it’s all about the additives. Knowing how to use them will give you a tremendous range of effects that simply cannot be achieved with oils. Yet visiting an art store and knowing which additives to get can be a bit intimidating, so many students continue painting without them and reaching the conclusion that acrylics is a difficult, unwieldy medium...Read More

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