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Acrylic Painting with Chelsea Goodrich

All levels welcome

  • 3 hours
  • 42 US dollars
  • 1 Boston Post Road East

Class Description

This class is geared towards beginners looking to learn the ropes of acrylic painting. I’ll start with the basics around understanding the paints and pigments themselves and about building the ideal palette, then move on to some of the foundations around how to best start applying the paint to a canvas to construct a scene. I’ll be sharing all of my tips on how to achieve painting a scene with vibrant hues, contrasting values, and smooth paint application. I’ll also be covering some of the common pitfalls new artists fall into when learning to paint. The class will start off with a demo going over how I prepare for a painting and start putting down the initial strokes to build a scene. I’ll be working from a reference photo, which I’m happy to share copies of with the rest of the class. I would also encourage students to bring their own reference photos if they’d like as well. Materials: 1 or 2 small canvas boards, around 8x10 in measurement will suffice. At least 3 different sized paintbrushes – around size 4, 8, and 18. I recommend flat brushes, but filbert and round brushes are fine as well. A palette surface. For paint colors we will need at least red, yellow, blue, white, and black. My suggested colors include: -Mars black -Titanium white -Quinacridone Red OR Cadmium Red -Hansa Yellow OR Cadmium Yellow -Cobalt Blue OR Ultramarine Blue

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

COURSE CANCELLATION: A full refund will be provided if a course cancellation occurs due to lack of sufficient enrollment or unexpected teacher absence. (min. enrollment requirement to run a group class is 3 full time students). CANCELLATION DUE TO WEATHER: In the case of inclement weather or unexpected teacher absences during a single class, a make-up class will be scheduled or credit will be given to students. SKIPPED CLASSES: No refunds or credits are given to students who skip a class. STUDENT CANCELLATIONS: Students can cancel their class registration no less than 48 hours in advance of the class start date and receive a refund or credit for a different class (their choice). Those canceling their registration less than 48 hours before the start of class will not receive a refund or credit. ART SUPPLIES: All students should bring their own supplies to class unless the class description indicates otherwise. Those who forget their own supplies will need to purchase supplies in the store or they will not be able to participate in the class, they are welcome to just watch. **All students will receive 15% OFF art supplies not already on sale for the duration of the class. We are happy to help you pick out what you will need! PARENTS: If your child is taking an art class, please be sure they make it safely into the art house for their class before leaving. Please do your best to be on time when picking your child up from class. OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS: Classes are held in the art house across the parking lot from the Post Road Art Center shop. Payments can be made online or in the shop (the big purple building). Our class sizes are small which allows for more individualized learning experiences. We make every effort to avoid last-minute cancellations and always try our best to make your experience great while taking an art class here at Post Road Art Center. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. Welcome to our creative community!

Contact Details

  • Post Road Art Center: Picture Framing & More, Boston Post Road East, Marlborough, MA, USA

    +1 5084852580

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