Acrylic Painting- Expressionist Landscapes (In-Person)
Instructor: Emily Anderson
Date & Time: May 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Total Cost: $75.00
Skill Level: No Experience Needed
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
Do you wish you could sit down with some paints and create a beautiful scene, but find that you are uncertain of how to begin? If you want to learn how to set fear aside and experience the joy of putting paint onto canvas in a loose approach, creating a fresher and more intuitive painting, this is the class for you. In this class we will each paint two paintings, one a demo from a photograph that we will work on together, and the second one is a scene of your choice that you will paint on your own.
Emily will walk students step-by-step through how to create a successful landscape painting- from composition to color mixing. She will work with you to create your first demo and provide individual guidance as needed. Students will love this encouraging class and will be excited to continue painting at home.
*At a minimum you will need paints, brushes, and the Sta-Wet palette.
*Below are the supplies Emily recommends, but advises you to use what you have if you already have supplies at home.
Acrylic Paints- You don’t have to have exactly what I have, and you should feel encouraged to use what you have. I like Golden brand acrylics, but any brand is fine. You want to make sure to purchase regular heavy body acrylics, not liquid or “open.” Keep in mind that professional paints have more pigment than student grade, allowing for richer colors. Below are the main colors on my palette:
- Titanium White
- Cadmium Red Medium
- Payne’s Gray
- Cobalt Blue
- Bring any other paint you would like to add to your own image
- Synthetic Brushes- use what you have. I like brights- #4, #6, #8 are good sizes. I prefer the long handle brushes- they help to make your painting looser.
- Sta-Wet Premier Palette- buy the red top palette- it has the sponge and special paper you will need. This will keep your paint from drying out, and makes for a much less frustrating time with your paints.
- Willow or vine charcoal
- A minimum of 2- 11x14” canvases or panels
If you are a brand new painter and don’t have any supplies, this link will get you most of everything you need and would be a good place to start.
Marine Mills Folk School
Material Fee: None, students to provide necessary supplies (see list above).