4 Parts Workshop

A Complete Introduction to Acrylic Painting (FR)

Monday, May 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th at 6:30 P.M. (EST)
2 hours each
Teacher: Julie Donaldson

$185 | offered online via ZOOM | Capacity: 50 persons
*This course is only offered in French.
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A Complete Introduction to Acrylic Painting (FR)

Learn the basics of acrylic painting, with theory and practical exercises adapted to the creation of simple landscapes.

Welcome to the great introductory acrylic course! Julie Donaldson offers a complete course, divided into four workshops, to help you master the basics of acrylic painting. Each workshop includes a theory portion, followed by a practice session where you'll create small works of art. It's a creative rendez-vous every Monday for four weeks: May 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2024.

Workshop 1: Painting, tools and mediums
Workshop 2: Applying paint
Workshop 3: Colour
Workshop 4: Simple landscapes

This 4-part course is sure to provide a solid foundation for your artistic development. The perfect opportunity to master this medium in all its aspects and give free rein to your creativity. Dare to use acrylics!

Open to beginners.
Ages 13 to 99.

*This workshop is recorded (you will receive the video link 48 to 72 hours after the workshop)

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Workshop 1: Painting, tools and mediums

Monday, May 6th

The course begins with a description of the types of acrylics and how to choose the quality of paint according to your needs and the desired result. What are mediums and how to use them in our practice. Mastering brushstrokes, how to choose the right brush for the line you want, we'll practise with brushes: flat, angular, cat's tongue, round and fine long. We'll also talk about different practical tools to work with.

Workshop 2: Applying the paint

Monday, May 13th

Paint can be applied in many different ways, and we'll be testing out a number of them, including flat tints, gradients, fresh-on-fresh fades, rubbings, withdrawals, the spatula and many others. A whole world of textures and colours to discover! 

Workshop 3: Colour

Monday, May 20th

Here we'll be talking about harmonising our colours with a main colour and mixing them to prepare our basic palette, which we'll use to create simple landscapes. We'll start preparing for the different landscapes that we'll work on in more detail in Workshop 4. 

Workshop 4: Simple landscapes

Monday, May 27th

We will put into practice the different techniques we have learnt to create cloudy skies, trees, land and lakes within simple landscapes. As we practise, we'll talk about the importance of observation, simplifying shapes and composition in painting. 


List of materials to bring:

✓ Acrylic paint: kit of primary colours (blue, red, yellow, white and black) and a brown (burnt umber), study or professional quality
✓ 9X12 canvas paper pallet
✓ Matt medium
✓ Brushes: sizes about a quarter and a half inch, and numbers between 6 and 10. one brush of each shape in synthetic bristles: flat, angular, cat's tongue and round. a long fine brush about 10 by 0. and a round hog bristle brush no. 8 about.
✓ Spatula
✓ Sta-wet wet pallet to keep our mixes fresh.
✓ Disposable paper pallet to make our mixes.
✓ Paper towel
✓ Water bowl
✓ H graphite pencil
✓ Ruler
✓ Painter's gummed paper (green)
✓ Reference document


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