Acrylic colors are rich and true to nature, allowing for amazingly accurate representation and has long been a popular medium for illustrators, fine artists, decorative artists, and muralists. In this course, students explore this versatile water-based, fast-drying, and nontoxic medium. The course will start with an emphasis on introductory painting skills, tools and techniques, and build from the foundation laid in drawing classes. Demonstrations will cover basic color theory, mixing color, light and shadow, glazing, priming, composition and content. Work will be done from direct observation that will give you the foundation to explore other paint mediums as well as the confidence to explore more poetic visual languages such as abstraction.
Students must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.