acrylic workshops

Starting The Year With Acrylics

In acrylic, happiness comes a bit faster. Robert Genn I will be teaching a class at the Richmond Art Center on Jan 11, “Acrylic Bag of Tricks.” In February, I will begin teaching a series of two workshops about painting acrylic still lives at the Frank Bette Center (Feb 24 and Mar 23). So I can rightfully say I will start the year with acrylics. But did you know that I did not start using acrylics until 2005? I did not receive instruction in it when I was in art school in the 1980s. Some instructors used acrylics back then, but they treated it like a lesser medium. If, as painter Andrew Hamilton says, “acrylic is the only painting medium that can be all mediums – it can act like watercolor, it can act like oils, and it has its own innate properties,” none of t...Read More

Acrylic Still Life

Acrylic is possibly the most versatile and forgiving medium. This day is structured so that beginners as well as more experienced painters can take a tour of its exciting possibilities while painting the still life. We’ll cover the uses of several additives and how to mix acrylic colors. Register here, at the Frank Bette Center’s site. The FBC has a list of materials available once you register. The workshop runs from 9-4 pm. It costs $80 for members and $100 for non-members. Here is the agenda for the day: Goals Learn the most versatile way to begin an acrylic painting Choose the best acrylic paints for the task at hand Understand the possibilities of the medium Complete more than one still life Format You will be able to receive instruction and create one or more still lives ...Read More