Monday, December 23, 2019

The Materials List for Acrylic class

Introduction to Acrylic ,  A Class for beginners
Achieve results  and skills you can  put to use immediately!
Day 1:  Why acrylic?- We cover acrylic strengths and weaknesses, how to overcome the weaknesses, what brushes are best for acrylics. Other tools  such as palettes, brand qualities, special mediums and paint enhancers, and best practices.
Brushstrokes- Understanding what your brush can do- how to load  and use the brush, tricks to gauge water and pigment loads, how to get rich sumptuous applications of color.
Day 1 & 2:  Color mixing made easy. How to achieve the mix you want using both glazing and mix process.  Understanding values and value of neutrals.
Day 3: How to set yourself up for success every time.  How to begin a picture successfully every time, grounds, sketches, photo reference and pitfalls to avoid.
Day 4, 5 and 6: Composition and planning a picture successfully. How to achieve clouds, water and sea effects, trees, vibrant flower colors using values and glazing , brushmanship for best results.
I will demo each lesson, so you achieve maximum results in the shortest time.
Materials List:
1st day -tool check, we will make sure you have all the right stuff, so you can refine all of this with your questions,
No worries, we can walk through and buy them at the opening class, I will help you if you are not confident buying ahead of time.
Stretched canvases is best but canvas boards are alright (16”x 20”or your choice)
Paint - Goldens BEST! or Liquitex (NO Poor Quality paint like Basic and No Galleria!)
Colors - Large tube of Titanium White, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine blue, Sap Green, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Yellow, black optional
Golden's glaze medium, and extender
“Stays Wet “ resealable palette, a shammy and disposable palette paper are usually included in a new set.
Brushes - bright white small 4,6,8 filbert and 4,6,8, square flat tips (I can help choose those day 1)
charcoal pack, 1 KNEADED eraser
Flat 3” X 5” kitchen sponges
2 WIDE BASE Water Cups such as tupperware
Paper towels
whales tale palette knife small made of metal

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