Intro to Acrylic Painting: Tropical Foliage (FR)

Tuesday, October 5th at 6 P.M. (EST)
Duration : 2.5 hours
Teacher : Marie-Hélène Pelletier

$35 | offered online via ZOOM | Capacity: 50 persons
*This course is only offered in French.
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A colourful project for nature lovers! In this 2.5-hour workshop, you will discover the many creative possibilities of acrylic paint and learn more about colour mixing. Marie-Hélène will then guide you through the steps to create an abstract background and bright tropical foliage. This project will transport you to the jungle!

Open to beginners.



Part 1 : 
Exploring materials and colour mixing techniques

To begin, Marie-Hélène will present all the materials needed for the workshop. You will then learn useful tips for colour mixing, as well as how to achieve vibrant and luminous shades.

Part 2 :
 Creating the background and exploring different application techniques

Here, you will begin the project by combining several different techniques to create an abstract background. You’ll be adding a variety of beautiful leaves!

Part 3 :
 Painting the Foliage

To end the workshop, Marie-Hélène will show you how to paint the foliage in many vibrant shades of green—a final touch that will really make your piece pop.


List of materials to bring:

✓ A set of acrylic paints (ideally with the following colours: Phthalo Blue, Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Quinacridone Magenta, Naphthol Red, Payne Grey, Titanium White and Natural Sienna)
✓ A canvas or canvas board (approx. 10 x 10 in)
✓ A palette for mixing colours
✓ A flat brush (size 6 or 8)
✓ A round brush (approx. size 4 or 6)
✓ A light watercolour pencil (blue or yellow; we recommend STABILO pencils)
✓ A small diamond-shaped spatula
✓ Masking tape
✓ Print the template